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Israeli Organic Farming

Learn how organic farming is emerging in Israel and impacting modern Israeli agriculture. Enjoy a walking tour of an Israeli organic farm, guided by the farmer,  and taste farm-fresh organic produce. If desired, explore teachings from the Bible related to farming.


Explore the recent trend of organic farming in Israel through interaction with a contemporary farmer on his or her own land in Israel. We will provide an active, exciting experience on the ground in Israel linking modern Israel, contemporary environmental issues, and Biblical sources. You will walk through the farm, taste farm-fresh organic produce, and understand the benefits many urbanites receive by partaking of local, organic food.

 

Your educator will describe the emergence of organic farming in Israel in the past fifteen years, and discuss the cutting-edge innovation fueling the growth of this phenomenon. The guide will facilitate paired study, related to Biblical sources on organic farming and agriculture, followed by a lively discussion about these ideas and how they are being used in a modern context. By the end of the day, you will understand how Biblical teachings and values are relevant to modern day challenges. 

Join us to explore the significance of this new development in the context of broader Israeli society.

Duration:

You will be greeted by our staff at 8:00 a.m at your hotel after breakfast, ready to delve into the new phenomenon of organic farming, arriving at the farm by 9:00 a.m for a brief introduction to the day’s activities. From 9:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. you will tour the farm, speak with the Israeli organic farmer, and then learn Biblical texts related to farming in the Land of Israel. You will eat lunch on the farm, and then return to your hotel by 1:30 p.m.

Full-day options are also available.

Photo credit: © Joshua Schaffer

 

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