Jewish environmental fellowship programme

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Building community, sowing seeds and engaging with culture, traditions and heritage are all part of our fellowship programme. We are re-imagining how we can live together, work together, rest together and still produce beautiful vegetables and a hive of biodiversity.

We offer a 3 month Immersive and educational fellowship. In this time we build community through group meals, classes and working on the land. You will be working with our land manager, vegetable grower, pickler-in-chief and our CEO. The sessions range from vegetable growing, hedgerow maintenance, DIY, cider making, helping in the house and supporting the local community through woodland clean ups or food bank projects. The next programme starts on 22nd February and the places are limited. The cost is £500 for three months but we provide full bursaries on request. For more information email talia.chain@sadehfarm.co.uk.

UPDATE: COVID – Current guildines permitting. Dates may change.



Register interest for our Summer volunteer programme here. Starting mid June, date tbc. Applications will be out in March.


Do I need experience in farming or food growing:
No! No experience in farming or food growing is required.

What is the structure of the week?
The approximate schedule will consist of work from Monday – Thursday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. On Friday there will be classes, communal cleaning and preparing for Shabbat. There will be morning meditations several times during the programme.

What are the kinds of things we will be working on?
The week will be split into sessions where you will be working with different Sadeh staff. This may look something like;
– Monday planting and mulching trees with Alex,
– Tuesday making sauerkraut with Josh
– Wednesday building and painting cabinets with Bryan
– Thursday working on the no-dig vegetable garden with Talia
We also find time in the week to be of service to our local community through hedgerow clean ups or supporting our local food bank.

Do I need to know about Judasim to participate?
We welcome participants from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds some of whom have had formal Jewish education and some of whom have only just found out they are Jewish. No prior knowledge or experience with Judaism is needed for this programme. We will engage with Jewish tradition and culture throughout the programme by celebrating festivals, marking Shabbat, classes focused on agricultural Judaism and meditation or accessible prayer.

Covid -19
We have vulnerable people onsite at Sadeh so we take extra precautions to protect our community from Covid-19. On arrival, all participants will social distance from each other for 10-14 days based on guidelines. There will be no indoor mixing during this time and you will be sleeping in seperate spaces. After this period, we will join together as one household for the rest of the programme. We do not visit shops or leave the site except for walks, runs, cycles. If you do need to return home during the programme for an emergency, we can discuss how you can reintegrate after the appropriate isolation time. Please be in touch for any further details.