My name is Rachel Binstock I have the esteemed honor and privilege to get to lead fellows through their Urban Adamah journey as the Fellowship Director. I moved to Berkeley in 2015 to work with youth and families at Urban Adamah and began directing the Fellowship in March of 2018. Prior to working at Urban Adamah, I was a Jewish nature-connection educator at Eden Village Camp on the East Coast where I served as assistant farm director and lead educator. Before my career as a Jewish farmer, I worked as a community organizer in my hometown of Chicago. I went to school at WashU in St. Louis where I found my passion for food justice projects rooted in local relationships as well as growing food as a spiritual practice and a political message. My hope in the fellowship is that we model the way it could be always as we build community with love, justice, and kindness at its center. I am known to others as an artist, ritual leader, community builder, and song-keeper. My spare time is spent practicing primitive skills, making herbal medicine, playing the banjo, and getting out into the wild places.