Urban Adamah seeks to build a more loving, just, and sustainable world. We ground and connect people — to themselves, to others, and to the natural world. We do this by providing farm-based, community building experiences that integrate Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social action.
Jewish tradition provides the core values and moral compass that guide our effort. Chesed (kindness), Tzedek (justice), and Ahava (love), motivate all that we do. These values inspire and infuse our programs. They inform how we grow our food and what we do with it. They bind us together as a community. And because Jewish tradition is rooted in our pastoral and agrarian history, exploring the human connection to land, food, and the natural world is also a powerful doorway of connection to Jewish practice, ritual, and celebration.
We believe that actively growing and exercising our muscles of compassion and care are essential to building a more loving, just, and sustainable world. The work of every program participant who works on our farm, young and old, is oriented towards providing food for those in our community most in need. To date, we have grown and distributed more than 300,000 pounds of produce and eggs. In addition, our fellows spend one day a week volunteering at other food access and urban garden organizations. And, we are on an active journey to understand how we can make a more meaningful difference by leveraging our own skills, power, and privilege to confront inequality and injustice in the world.
Our practice of sustainable agriculture draws from a range of traditional and modern agricultural methods and technologies. Participants in our programs engage in all aspects of the agricultural cycle – from seed to harvest, to food preparation, and composting. Through their work and learning on the farm, participants come to more fully appreciate where their food comes from, how it is grown, and the natural systems that make it, and all life, possible.
Practicing presence – of heart, mind, and body – is essential for building a more loving, just, and sustainable world. Participants in Urban Adamah programs learn how to recognize their habits of mind, integrate mindful awareness into their daily lives, and become more fully present and available to others.
RECENT PROGRAM HIGHIGHTS...
Take a journey into the past with us! Find out what Urban Adamah was up to this past year. See the seasons change before your eyes, as well as the farm’s infrastructure, the harvest, and the community that makes Urban Adamah so special.
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