Adamah at Home
March 13 @ 8:00 am – March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Applications are Open
Adamah at Home is a 3-week program to build food skills, ecological connection, and Jewish community. Open to ages 18+ who can commit to 8-10 hours a week of live video learning and connection. We will support students in getting their hands dirty: growing food on balconies or in backyards, preparing/preserving food in the kitchen, and exploring their local food system. We are offering this program at a sliding scale.
Systems of power disproportionately impact accessibility to programs like these for people of marginalized identities. We deeply value the leadership and participation of Jews of diverse backgrounds and experiences, related to class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, ability and more. We strongly encourage Jews of marginalized identities to apply.
This has been an incredible experience and has given me a new framework to work with as I continue to learn about Judaism, sustainability, and agricultureAdamah at Home Alumni
We are offering payment options for this program at a sliding scale between $500-$1,000, with no one turned away for lack of funds. We want Adamah’s programs to be accessible, and we recognize that the current climate presents additional financial challenges. There is no stigma attached to paying at a lower rate, and no one but the financial team will know this information.
If you are able, please pay the full price or as close as you can. If you are participating as part of an organization or institution, consider asking for their support in paying full program fee.
Refunds will not be available after March 14th.
On Monday-Thursday, each day typically has a morning component (9-11am Eastern), a late afternoon class (around 5pm Eastern) and an evening program (around 8pm).
On Fridays we incorporate programming to end the week and transition to Shabbat.
Testimonials and Expectations
What you can expect from us:
- 18 years of Adamah wisdom
- Pluralism and inclusion across identities
- Connection with others across distance
- One-on-one support with your at-home kitchen and garden projects – from window sills to backyards
- Thoughtful facilitation of deep conversations on Judaism, food, land, and ourselves
Participating has reinforced for me my desire to tread lighter on the earth, my desire to return to cooking/baking from scratch more and be more intentional with my prayer practice.
What you will leave with:
- Increased knowledge of sustainability, ecology, agriculture, composting, waste reduction, food systems, and food justice.
- Increase confidence in accessing Jewish text, ritual, and prayer.
- Increased confidence in growing plants and pickling.
- Ability to articulate connections between Judaism and sustainability.
- Greater understanding of Jewish spiritual perspectives.
I reignited parts of my Jewish identity and experience that had been quite dormant. I am proud and grateful to have been part of this new experience.
What we expect of you
- Your focused attention in online gatherings
- Commitment to follow through with the program
- Willingness to sit with the discomfort that sometimes comes with learning
- Openness to learning with people whose identities (Jewish practice, gender, race, etc.) differ from your own
Join us if you are looking to learn about:
- Judaism in general
- Adamah’s particular blend of spiritual, ecological and justice oriented Judaism.
- Farming and sustainability skills
- Economic, political, and social factors that influence how we eat
- The wider network of Jewish community farms, food projects, spiritual leaders and educators.
Our hope for Adamah at Home is to offer a program that will allow participants to truly integrate our teachings into the place you call Home. We teach skills and offer experiences that help you connect to yourself, the land, community and Judaism wherever you are.
Conversing over the internet is both a gift and a challenge. We will be able to include many individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to make the trek to our location in northwest Connecticut. The virtual program is not a replacement for an in-person experience in community on our farm, and the same person can do both!
Adamah at Home is a way to give people access to more of what we teach in the residential, in-person Adamah Farm Fellowship. While Adamah at Home is not a virtual version of the fellowship program we usually run, it is a way for us to continue to connect with and teach people, while we are unable to host them.
Pluralism of all kinds is key to the success of the Adamah at Home community. We strive to center everyone’s identities and we seek applicants of all genders, nationalities, cultures, ages, ways of Jewish observance and abilities.
- Environmental literacy
- New songs and prayers
Adamah at Home welcomes folks who are new to these endeavors, as well as those with previous experience who wish to expand their skill set. Alumni are also welcome!
Interested? Have Questions? email Adamah Farm Fellowship Director Carly Sugar: firstname.lastname@example.org
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