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Urban Adamah (“earth” in Hebrew) is a community organic farm and Jewish environmental education center located in Berkeley, CA. Our farm is run by groups of young adults who participate in a three-month residential leadership training program called the Urban Adamah Fellowship. The Fellowship integrates urban organic farming, direct social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Urban Adamah Fellows operate the farm, teach programs to farm visitors that combine sustainable agriculture and Jewish tradition, and serve as interns at local community organizations that address issues of poverty and food security. Twelve Urban Adamah fellows are selected each spring, summer and fall to participate in the Urban Adamah Fellowship. All produce grown on our farm is distributed to members of the community most in need primarily through churches and local food banks.
The Urban Adamah farm is located on an acre of land at 1050 Parker Street in Berkeley, CA. The farm is producing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and includes two greenhouses, chickens, bees, and several teaching tents.
Most of the farm’s produce (90+%) is being delivered to organizations serving those in the community most in need. The remaining produce is being consumed by the fellows who work the farm. A small percentage is given as special gifts to funders of the program.
The Urban Adamah farm is an educational center for Bay Area students and community members. Visitors are invited to participate in specific educational programs, volunteer work-days and special holiday programs. We anticipate over 5,000 visitors annually.
The Urban Adamah farm is designed for portability. All structures including the greenhouses and planting boxes are easily deconstructable and transportable. Our site on Parker Street has been donated by Wareham Development LLC at least through the 2012 season. In 2013, Urban Adamah likely will need to find a new home.