Urban Farming Fellowship

Urban Adamah

Berkeley , California

Training for a Lifetime

The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for adults ages 21-31 that combines urban organic farming, mindfulness practice, social action training and progressive Jewish learning and living. Fellows learn and work at our farm in Berkeley, California, and live together in a shared house nearby. We accept up to 14 individuals per Fellowship season.

Now in its eighth year, the Urban Adamah Fellowship has graduated over 190 young adults who have gone on to work in the fields of environmental education and policy, sustainable agriculture, community organizing, Jewish education and social entrepreneurship.

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
-Pest management
-Animal care: goats, chickens, bees
-Herbal medicine

-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
-Meeting Facilitation
-Conflict resolution
-Compassion building

-Non-violent communication training
-Anti-oppression training
-Food donation distribution skills
-Working with community partner organizations


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.