At the base of all that living plant matter is soil. Dirt, earth, adamah - in hebrew...it's the carbon based topping of our material planet from which all life springs forth. Look close and it's not just dark brown stuff. It's a complex combination of sand, organic matter, pulverized rock. What G!d used in our creation...soil and the breath...ruach.
As I am breathing in and out, gazing at the soil that is home to our community garden, there is a moment of deep connection;
Shema Israel Adonoi Eloheinu Adonoi Echad
In our community garden Oneness abounds.