The Spiritual Gardener: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow

Author:   Andy Becker ,  Abigail Drapkin
Publisher:   Andrew N. Becker
ISBN:  

9781733669801


Pages:   126
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The Spiritual Gardener: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow


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In this charming and elegant guide, Pacific Northwest gardener Andy Becker provides practical gardening tips coupled with spiritual insights to help your garden grow. Quotations from the Torah, the Midrash, and the Chasidic Masters blend seamlessly with the author's own experienced observations about dealing with Weeds, Lawn Envy, Damn Wabbits, the bitterness of Horseradish, and the sweetness of Raspberry Jam. Gorgeously illustrated by University of Washington artist Abigail Drapkin, THE SPIRITUAL GARDENER is a gift with many seeds of joy & wisdom.

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Author:   Andy Becker ,  Abigail Drapkin
Publisher:   Andrew N. Becker
Imprint:   Andrew N. Becker
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.204kg
ISBN:  

9781733669801


ISBN 10:   1733669809
Pages:   126
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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When you open this book, you will be amazed at the wisdom of author Andrew Becker, who combines profound knowledge of gardening with a deep love of Jewish wisdom and spirituality. The quotations that he shares from the Torah, the Midrash, and the Chasidic Masters blend in seamlessly with the pragmatic suggestions on how to improve your horticultural skills. The Torah begins with Adam and Eve in the perfect Garden; with the help of this book you will find yourself transported to that primordial setting, or at least closer to it. Digging in the earth is holy work. Enjoy this wonderful book and give as a gift to like-minded friends and family members. Highly recommended. -- Rabbi J.L. Mirel, author of Stepping Stones to Jewish Spiritual Living Becker's prose reads without resistance, plying between the natural present and centuries of wisdom with insightful ease. His words slip into the reader's soul as deftly as pumpkin or squash seeds, or are nested in sentient soil like carrot grains on fertile seed tape. Here flower these meditations nurtured from Jewish roots and insightful horticultural dexterity. The book is divided into sections as natural and rhythmic as planting; its fruit bursts forth, cultivated, verdant, and ripe. As words are seeds themselves, this book offers from its leaves a bounty of horticultural wisdom, practical tips, spiritual inspiration, and a bounteous harvest. -- Dr. Loss Peque o Glazier, Digital Poetics (Alabama University Press) and Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (Salt) This is the perfect read for anyone who continues to wonder why he or she sticks fingers in the dirt and prays that a seed will grow. This inspirational miracle of horticultural prose is accompanied by evocative water color illus-trations and meaningful religious quotations. I will gift this book to others who continue to ask me why I do what I do. It puts words to every gardener's life and experience since Adam graced Eden. -- Kirk R. Brown, Conversationist on Gardening Art, History and Business; Leader of Programming as John Bartram and Frederick Law Olmsted; Award-Winning Designer, Speaker, and Dramatist


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