ABOUT THE FARM
The mission of One Soil Farm is to grow food for the Jewish community of Durham, NC and provide meaningful Jewish farming programming through local synagogues, religious schools, and events on the farm. Come see us at our market stand on Sunday mornings at the Levin JCC!
We are a small farm, growing on less than 1/2 acre. We are committed to using farming practices that improve the land we grow on.
MEET YOUR FARMER
Hi, I'm Meredith Cohen! I grew up in Hillsborough, NC, attending Beth El Religious School and Judea Reform for Midrasha. After many years away - studying at Oberlin College, teaching elementary school in New Orleans, running after school programs in Portland, OR, and learning organic farming at Adamah - I am thrilled to be back home and putting down roots in the Triangle.
During the three years I spent working for Adamah Farm and living at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, I fell in love with Jewish communal life and organic farming at the same time. Since moving back to North Carolina in 2016, I've been lucky enough to work at two incredible farms in the area - Elysian Fields Farm and South Wind Produce. I am now entering my sixth season of farming, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to grow food for my community and to share my combined love of Judaism and farming.
The phrase One Soil originates with Karl Hammer of the Vermont Compost Company and, thanks to Dr. Shamu Sadeh, has become a rallying cry of the Adamah farming community. It represents the scientific and spiritual ways we are all connected by the cycle of compost. On the Adamah farm, the call and response of "ONE! SOIL!" can be heard throughout the day as a short-hand reminder between farmers that everything on the farm - and the earth - is connected, including ourselves. We are all one soil!