Margolit Sands

Fall 2015

“Urban Adamah helped me get clear about my life’s work and opened my world to the type of Jewish community I felt a deep, immediate connection to.”

…Before my UA fellowship, I was seeking a convergence of my professional and spiritual lives. The Jewish farm and its partnerships with the greater Berkeley community illustrated the possibilities of my emerging interconnected, meaningful existence. UA gave me foundational skills and training to recreate similar cooperative, inspirational, and intentional Jewish spaces for myself and others. I have infinite gratitude for my fellowship, which allowed me to become my best self through a strong, supportive community.”

Margolit Sands is the Lead Educator at Ekar Farm based in Denver, CO, where she provides Jewish educational programming on a 2-acre urban farm and in local school classrooms. Prior to the UA Fellowship, she studied Environmental Science at Northeastern University and served as a FoodCorps Service Member at The Food Project in Boston, MA.  Following the fellowship, she earned a Masters in Elementary Education and her teaching certification at Arizona State University. Before working at Ekar, Margolit taught 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Clarendon Elementary in Phoenix, AZ. During her time teaching, she initiated a new school and community garden at Clarendon and led an after school garden club. For more information about Margolit’s current work in Denver, contact her at