Amir inspires, empowers, and resources youth through Jewish farming to foster a more just and compassionate world.
Amir was founded by friends from summer camp who understood the unique opportunity summer camps have to provide impactful opportunities for experiential education. Since 2009, Amir has facilitated garden and farm-based education for thousands of youth across North America. Our greatest strength lies in “training the trainer,” preparing young folks to serve as Jewish farm educators and supporting them in bringing meaningful programming to campers. Over the years, we have developed a model that allows any summer camp to have a beautiful, educational farm each and every summer.
We are driven by the impact our program has on campers learning where their food comes from and how to engage with the Earth as Jews, Farmers developing their skills as educators and serving as role models, and our partner communities committing themselves to earth stewardship. Amir is seeking to build a “generation of farmers” - a camper planting a seed for the first time and later saving the seed from the crop for next year, a Farmer helping counselors sort trash from compost, a camp community committing to fostering curiosity & care. As the Amir community grows, we are excited to spread our educational model and commitment to justice in all forms.
Amir seeks to provide Jewish garden and farm-based education to youth across the country, and to support the ongoing growth of the North American Jewish farming community. We will support our Farmers and participating campers as they develop into leaders in education, activism, public service, and more.