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Program Overview The Farm’s pilot apprenticeship program will provide apprentices an opportunity to further his or her farming and professional development in an area of specialization related to the Farm’s biodynamic, Jewish educational and community farming operation. The Farm provides a unique training opportunity for emerging farmers and is dedicated […]

Apply now for a Farm Apprenticeship Position!


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The Leichtag Foundation would like to introduce our first farm intern, Martín Vicario of University of California Davis and offer him a warm welcome! Martín Vicario grew up in North County San Diego, and comes to us from the UC Davis, ranked number 1 in the world for its agricultural […]

Meet The First Farm Intern


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Encinitas, CA – June 23, 2015 – Leichtag Foundation is growing food and harvesting sunshine. The Leichtag Foundation property in Encinitas, California has installed Solar PV to provide 100% of the energy required for the operations of Leichtag Foundation and its developing farm. “Energy, how we […]

Leichtag Foundation to Harvest Sunshine



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Farm Program Director  Position Overview The Farm Program Director is a full time position responsible for developing, managing and executing a robust program calendar of public and group events on the farm at the Leichtag Foundation property in Encinitas, California. The Farm Program Director should have significant experience in conceiving, […]

Job Listing – Farm Program Director


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When I reflect on a holiday, there is a mantra I employ: What is this holiday asking and what is it awakening within me? Shavuot is the second of three annual agricultural festivals in the Jewish calendar. Agriculturally, the holiday celebrates the wheat harvest and the concluding festival of the […]

A Reflection on Shavuot by Rabbi Andy Kastner