Jewish Community Farming

What We Do:

Use farming, gardening, and food as a means to build Jewish identity, Jewish community, and make the world a more just and sustainable place.

Our Future:

A Jewish community farm in every Jewish community.

Field Development Learnings

In January 2015 at a unique gathering convened by the Leichtag Foundation with the strong support of Urban Adamah and other practitioners, Jewish farmers from across North America and from Israel came together to shape the contours of a new field.

· A serious lack of knowledge about other related organizations and what they do (no “map of the field”)

· Worries about the loss of individualism and downsides of standardization in a field strongly associated with individualism and creativity

· Serious questions about the definition of the field and the range of individuals and organizations that should be included

· Shared Identity

· Standards of Practice

· Knowledge Base

· Funding

Defining the Field


Jewish Community Farming

What We Do:

Use farming, gardening, and food as a means to build Jewish identity, Jewish community, and make the world a more just and sustainable place.

Our Future:

A Jewish community farm in every Jewish community.


Key Areas:

Strengths, Needs, and Actions

Shared Identity:

Knowledge Base:

Standards of Practice:

Funding:

Where to go from here:

“I came in here feeling like I was working by myself at my own organization, and my relationship to the field totally evolved over three days. I now feel I am part of something much bigger and more collaborative, and I am excited to help that field develop.”


Participants in 2015 Jewish Community Farming Field Development

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