The Urban Adamah Fellowship is Accepting 2018 Applications!
Earth, Community, Social Action, Jewish Spirituality
The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.
Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.
Summer: June 11 - August 22, 2018
Fall: August 28 - November 20, 2018
Thanks to a special one time grant, we are able to offer the 2018 Summer Fellowship for a flat fee of $600. We accept up to 14 fellows per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.
Prior Experience NOT Required
You do not need to have prior experience in farming, mindfulness practice, social action, or Jewish practice to apply to the Fellowship. Many of our fellows enter the Fellowship without knowing the difference between a seed and a seedling, and leave three months later with the skills and confidence to create their own thriving gardens. We seek candidates who are passionate about engaging whole-heartedly in experiential education and community building in a Jewish context, who want to contribute their talents and skills inside and outside the Jewish world.
Through the operation of Urban Adamah's one acre organic farm and internship placements with other Bay Area community based organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training, and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, community building, and leadership development.
Fellows can expect to leave with skills and training in the following:
-Plant propagation and harvesting
-Cultivating healthy soil, composting, and vermicomposting
-Irrigation system management
-Tool use and safety
-Animal care: goats, chickens, bees
-Bringing depth, meaning and joy to Jewish spiritual practice.
-Self awareness and mindfulness training
-Shabbat and Radical Amazement
-Jewish tools for building a more loving and sustainable world.
-Group process and decision making
-Strategies for living communally
SOCIAL ACTION AND LEADERSHIP:
-Non-violent communication training
-Food donation distribution skills
-Working with community partner organizations
The Urban Adamah Jewish Community Farm, located in Berkeley, CA, integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action to build loving, just and sustainable communities.