The Urban Adamah farm is located on an lot at 1050 Parker Street in Berkeley, California. Our ever-growing farm campus includes two greenhouses, several teaching and program tents, an aquaponics system, a chicken coop, a worm composting operation, a goat pen and milking station, beehives and over one hundred raised garden beds.
Urban Adamah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and we grow our food as a labor of love to increase access to nutritious food and cultivate community. The tenets of permaculture guide all of our farming practices. On our one-acre urban farm, we produce approximately 12,000 lbs of organic produce a year, the majority of which we donate through our weekly Free Farm Stand and other community distributions.
Our farm site was made possible through a no-cost lease from Wareham Development LLC until the end of 2015. In Spring 2013, we launched a Capital Campaign to secure our organization a permanent home. In December 2013 we purchased a fabulous 2.2-acre lot in Northwest Berkeley. We are currently raising money to move our farm to the 6th Street Campus and hope to complete our move from Parker Street in December, 2015.
How We Grow
Our farm is cultivated by a full-time farm manager who oversees the work of the 12-14 young adults who participate in our three-month residential fellowship. From the fields to their social justice internships, fellows learn experientially about urban organic farming, food justice and progressive Jewish community. We also depend on the generosity of the many volunteers who help each week and month to make our farm thrive.
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Our farm is also an education center that welcomes Bay Area students, residents, families and curious visitors to our public programs and events. Since opening our gates in 2011, more than 30,000 participants have attended farm programs. Along with celebrating the major Jewish agricultural holidays, we also host a full calendar of agricultural and Jewish-themed programs, workshops, festivals, evening performances and lectures. Please visit our Upcoming Events list to see what’s happening next at the farm.
Please note that the Urban Adamah Farm is wheelchair accessible. There are no stairs in any of our public program spaces. If you require accessible parking near the farm, please drive onto the parking lot from Parker Street and park right in front of the main entrance gate. For accessibility questions, please contact us at 510-649-1595.