Family Program Series
This year Urban Adamah is offering various sets of programs designed specifically for families with young children. These programs give families the opportunity to experience the farm through hands-on activities that connect us to the food we eat, our bodies, Jewish values and the cycles of nature. Each program runs once a month at our new farm on 1151 6th Street in Berkeley.
Sprouts Family Days (Ages 3-5)
Family Farm Days (Ages 5 and up)
Tot Shabbat Series (Ages 6 and under)
People from all backgrounds are welcome at Urban Adamah. A community farm inspired by Jewish values, Urban Adamah embraces diverse cultures, genders, and ways of learning designed to give families another place that feels like home.
Urban Adamah’s Family Program Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Sprouts Family Days – Monthly Sundays at 10:00 am
Sprouts Family Days: Join us for a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm. The veggies, the animals, the soil, the songs, the stories and the games – it’s like the best of Sprouts summer camp all in one morning! Bring your family down to the farm for an amazing morning and picnic lunch with other families and the Urban Adamah educators.
From 10:00 – 11:30 am we’ll gather and explore the farm. At 11:30 am we’ll settle in the shade and eat lunch as a community (bring your own)! For families with children 3-5 years old. If you’ve got a toddler, feel free to bring them along and explore the farm at your own pace.
Sprouts Family Days are $10 if you register in advance and $15 at the door. Please buy one ticket per family. Spaces are limited and participants should register in advance to guarantee a space in the program.
Register Now Before Programs Fill:
April 29th, 2018 – Taste of Summer Camp
May 27th, 2018 – Gardening and Grains
September 16th, 2018 – Honey and the Gifts of the Bees
October 21st, 2018 – Fall Harvests
November 11th, 2018 – Caring for our Animal Friends
December 2nd, 2018 – Harvest of Light
Family Volunteer Days – Monthly Sundays at 2:00 pm
Family Volunteer Days: These days are great opportunities to spend quality time as a family exploring the wonders of the farm while helping grow food for those who can’t afford to buy it. Come help us care for animals, seed and sew, plant trees, build with cob, design public art pieces and more! We will introduce a different Jewish value each session and learn about it through hands on projects, games, songs, and stories. Volunteer with other families who share your passion for the outdoors and service.
There will be an interactive farm tour from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and then we’ll work on the farm from 2:00-5:00 pm. We will end with time for snacks and schmoozing. Bring your own snacks and some to share. For families with children 5 and older.
Family Volunteer Days are free, but space is very limited. Participants must register in advance to guarantee a space in the program.
Register Now Before Programs Fill:
2018 Tot Shabbat Series
Urban Adamah is excited to offer 7 free Tot Shabbat celebrations in 2018. These family-friendly programs will be kicked off on March 24th for a Saturday morning sing-along from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. This program will be followed by six Friday night Kabbalat Shabbats led by Urban Adamah educators and guest musician, Isaac Zones.
These programs are oriented towards families with children under 6 years old, but all families are welcome. Please bring a dish for the vegetarian potluck following the service. We can’t wait to celebrate Shabbat with you!
Friday, May 4th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (with Camp Tawonga)
Friday, June 29th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, August 31st from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, October 5th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (with Camp Tawonga)
Friday, November 9th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, December 14th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please register for the May 4th Tot Shabbat here and stay tuned for registration to open for the subsequent programs.