ABOUT THE FARM
The mission of One Soil Farm is to provide the Jewish community of Durham with local, sustainably grown vegetables through our JCSA programs at Beth El Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center. We are a truly community-based farm, committed to building personal relationships, offering Jewish farming education, and connecting the Jewish community of Durham with our agricultural heritage and inherent connection to the earth.
We are a small farm, growing on less than 1 acre. We are committed to using organic farming practices that improve the land we grow on.
ABOUT THE FARMERS
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, 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. I moved back to North Carolina in 2016, and I was lucky enough to work at two incredible farms in the area - Elysian Fields Farm and South Wind Produce. I started One Soil Farm in 2018, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to grow food for my community and to share my combined love of Judaism and farming.
Hi, my name is Molly, but some folks call me “Momo.” I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA and I love growing fruits and veggies! There is nothing like the joy of pulling a fresh carrot out of the ground or digging through the soil to find a golden potato treasure. I come to One Soil Farm with 7 years of farm production experience and an educational background in soil science. I met Meredith at Adamah Farm, while participating in their fellowship program. After farming together for 2.5 years, I knew Meredith was my soil-mate. I am looking forward to cultivating a Jewish farm community with Meredith here in Durham, NC.
ABOUT OUR NAME
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!