June 1 – June 4
Rest and reconnect to self, people, and planet
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the serenity and playfulness of a weekend in the woods
Featuring programs such has hands-on food demonstrations, forest ecology walks, and more
Daily mindful movement will accompany classes that highlight our incredible staff and educators here at Isabella Freedman including Shamu Sadeh, the Managing Director of Education, and Carly Sugar, the Adamah Program Director. Forage for mushrooms, listen for owl calls, and enjoy alternative prayer services during this adult-only get-away.
Bring back summer camp vibes by staying in a cabin, hiking around a lake, and making s’mores around a bonfire.
- Standard Room (Private Bathroom): $770 per adult in double occupancy | $1,110 single occupancy
- Basic Room (Shared full bathroom between two rooms): $530 per adult in double occupancy | $760 single occupancy
- Dormitory Style (shared half bathroom between two rooms) multiple occupancy: $440 per adult
- Commuter: $250
Transportation between New York City and Isabella Freedman is included.
- Wander through our hiking trails and around the retreat center campus with Carly Sugar to check out what’s growing, learn how to identify plants and fungi, and understand how you might use it for food or herbal medicine. Explore other uses of plants, like pigments and fibers, to make your own land-based art.
- Sink your hands into the dirt and take a plant’s eye view of early summer- unrestrained growth and abundance burst forward everywhere on the farm under the long days. Harvest produce and savor it fresh out of the fields; learn about our regenerative approach to soil and plant health; and sync up with the rhythm of the growing season.
- Notice signs of the past in the woods and explore the relationships between our own history and the history of this land. See our new chestnut orchard, meet the goats, and take part in the ancient skill of parchment-making from goat skin.
Teachers and Educators
An alumna and former director of the Adamah Fellowship, part of Rebecca’s heart resides at Isabella Freedman. She lives in Falls Village, and also feels at home amongst creatives, in fresh water lakes, in Italy, with her family, and on her yoga mat. She’s a photographer, an immigrant-women-led cooking school manager, and a teacher of yoga and nonviolent communication. She looks forward to welcoming you to a weekend of rest and rejuvenation.
Adamah Farm Education Staff
Adamah Farm Apprentice
Managing Director of Education
Shamu is the co-founder of the Adamah Farm and Fellowship and has been taking people into the woods (Yeah Teva!) and on to the farm for 30 years. He loves leading morning prayers around the fire and schlepping goat fencing, mulch, or compost!
Farm Director and Advocacy Coordinator
Janna leads the Adamah Farm crew in growing organic vegetables; teaches skills and food system context; and generates Jewish grassroots food advocacy opportunities. Physical work in the soil inspires her approach as a farmer, educator, and advocate.
Adamah Program Director
As Adamah Program Director, Carly Sugar (she/her) is the point of contact for all things Adamah Fellowship. A Summer 2015 Alum, Carly is grateful to have returned to Freedman to facilitate dynamic, immersive programming and manage the goats & sheep.
Details About Isabella Freedman
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