From Garden to Table – A Tawonga Harvest

The garden bounty is in full force!


This morning campers gathered in the garden to reap the harvest, where they picked veggies to be used tonight for our Shabbat dinner. Campers in B-7 and B-8 spent the morning collecting kale from a bed that was planted during Spring Family Camp. Other campers picked herbs and delicious orange squash.


While harvesting crops, Tevah (nature) staff facilitated a discussion with campers about food systems, gratitude and the power of Shabbat. Though many of the garden beds were turned and made fertile by campers this summer, the whole garden has been built upon years of labor and love.


When we harvest as a community, we are collecting gifts from many generations of Tawongans. Our contribution of green and golden squash to the kitchen provides local and sustainable vegetables to nourish our bodies.


A camper shared their thoughts on the garden harvest,

It feels good to give back to the Tawonga community in the form of food. Who doesn’t like food?!


What a beautiful day to harvest in the Tawonga sunshine! Looking ahead, Teva and Garden staff are gearing up for Earth Day this coming Sunday! Campers will participate in activities that focus of the importance of history and the spirit of nature.


Enjoy the below gallery of photos from today’s Garden harvest and Galil Olympics.