Magazine article Tikkun

Hopeful Developments

Magazine article Tikkun

Hopeful Developments

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Cultivating the Community

Because so many people are in denial about all the pain and suffering in our world, anyone who seeks to heal the world has to focus on that which is going wrong. But we also need the strength that comes from acknowledging the good that surrounds us: the awe we experience in response to nature, and the many positive steps that people are taking in their lives every day. Whenever possible Tikkun will highlight these hopeful developments.

The urban gardening movement is one of them. Gardens are popping up in American cities from Oakland to Brooklyn on vacant lots and school playgrounds, transforming the way we relate to food and our environment.

The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA (pictured above), is one of many school garden programs that provides children with an outdoor space in which to participate in hands-on learning, helping them connect to the magical journey that a seed takes from the soil to the table, empowering them to make healthy choices throughout their lives. …

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