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Thu, Feb 13


Pearlstone Center

Cultivating Culture: A Gathering of Jewish Farmers 2020

We're excited to bring together a geographically and religiously diverse community of Jewish farmers to build community, share expertise, harness the wisdom of ancient Jewish agriculture, and promote a food system and a Jewish community rooted in justice and regenerative practices.

Registration is Closed
We hope to see you in 2021!

Time & Location

Feb 13, 2020, 5:00 PM EST – Feb 16, 2020, 1:30 PM EST

Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt Gilead Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136, USA

About the Event

Join the Jewish Farmer Network for our inaugural conference, as we gather the community of Jewish farmers for the first time in over a century!

Sliding Scale Tickets

You are welcome to attend Cultivating Culture for as little as $72! The full cost of the conference--including three nights of housing at the Pearlstone Center, farm-to-table kosher meals, and paying our teachers and staff fair wages--is $1080/person. We invite you to contribute as much as you are able towards the true cost of this gathering. Thank you!

Pre-Conference Intensive at Migrash Farm 

11am to 3pm, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shorashim and Perot: Translating Our Roots into Fruits 

This pre-conference intensive will move from seeding stories to appreciating those stories' harvests, all through the medium of our ongoing relationship with cereals. Along the way, we will explore the ecology of climate, soil, small grain and human, discuss our human potential through cereals as related in Tanach and accompanying Perush, and delve into practical and sustainable applications of modern grain-based agriculture. Limited space!

  • Homemade kosher light lunch is included!
  • Participants will take home goodies from the Migrash mill.
  • Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Migrash Farm, located 15 minutes from Pearlstone. Address, directions, and a carpool link will be shared following registration. 

Our Funders

We are grateful for the support of EJF Philanthropies, Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation, New Field Foundation's Seeds, Soil & Culture fund, JOFEE Fellowship, Hazon, and our community of individual supporters!


We highly encourage all participants to stay with us onsite at Pearlstone. If you would like to attend as a commuter, please register at the sliding scale level that works for you and make note in your registration form that you will not be needing a room assignment. 

Children and Families

Children over the age of 3 must be ticketed and registered. We will be offering childcare. Please indicate on your registration if you want childcare. If you have any questions, please contact Shani Mink at


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