A sustainable agriculture organization that hopes to create an urban farm and training program for the next generation of urban farmers has nearly broken ground.
Urban Adamah performed a ritual slaughter of 15 chickens this week despite a previous community outcry.
Community farm Urban Adamah was forced to cancel a workshop after activists threatened to protest on May 4, International Respect for Chickens Day.
Urban Adamah has purchased a 2.2-acre lot next to a restored section of Codornices Creek in West Berkeley.
Sunday marked the grand opening of Urban Adamah, the first faith-based, modern urban farm in West Berkeley, at 1050 Parker Street near San Pablo Avenue, opposite Fantasy Studios. The one-acre farm with Jewish roots offers a residential fellowship program for young adults, summer camps for kids and teens, and plans to help feed the needy in the community.