The Adamah Fellowship is a three-month program for adults in their 20s and 30s that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, social justice and spiritual practice. Adamah cultivates the soil and the soul to produce food, to build and transform identities and to gather a community of people changing the world. We grow organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, goats, flowers, eggs, and we grow people through experiences with ecology, food production, social justice, spiritual practice, a vibrant evolving Judaism, and intentional community.
Our goat herd turns poison ivy into milk, meat and manure (which then turns into vegetables), lactofermentation (pickling) turns cabbage into luscious super-food sauerkraut, and we learn to listen and support the human and natural community around us through intentional living and song!
I’m a seed, Adamah has been my soil, and the people here have provided sunlight and water to help me grow more fully into myself.
2020 Fellowship dates:
SUMMER: May 24th – August 19th (application deadline March 1st)
FALL: August 16th – November 22nd (application deadline May 1st)
2020 Fellowship Fees:
We have a sliding scale program fee of $600 – $1800, and no one is turned away for lack of funds!
We are able to offer highly subsidized fees thanks to the generous support of individuals and foundations and the revenue from our farm business. This covers the cost of running an integrated, intensive, and transformational residential fellowship including room, board, and educational programming. If there is one thing that all Adamah alumni agree on, it’s that their time in Adamah was transformative. We deeply believe in the work that we do here, and want the Adamah experience of farming, pickling, singing, praying, learning and playing to be accessible to more people.
So, what should you pay?
If you have personal or family resources that enable you to pay the full $1,800 fee, we ask you to do so. IF you are unable to pay $1,800, please consider what the highest amount is between $600 and $1,800 that will allow you to afford the program. If you cannot afford the $600, please contact us.
It may help to consider what it is that your program fee is helping to cover:
- Food from our farm: organic produce, milk from our goats, lacto-fermented pickles, jams, and more
- Meals in the Isabella Freedman dining hall- kosher, and consciously-sourced
- Exposure to retreats and programs at Isabella Freedman
- Classes taught by Adamah staff as well as visiting instructors
- Field trips
- Utilities (internet, heat, laundry)
You will be asked to indicate the program fee amount you can pay on the online application when you apply for the Fellowship.
Upon acceptance, you are asked to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit, which is due within two weeks of the date you accept a place in the program. We cannot reserve your place without the deposit. We will bill you for the balance due approximately eight weeks before the start of the Fellowship. Payment is required approximately six weeks before the start date.
If you cancel for any reason prior to six weeks before the start date of your Fellowship, you will receive a full refund minus the $250 deposit. If you cancel for any reason within six weeks of the start date of the Fellowship, there is no refund.
*Participation in Summer Adamah counts as 3 college credits from Wake Forest Divinity School’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative.