Help at a date, olive, and grape farm in the Jordan Valley, Israel

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  • Description

    Description

    How much do you know about medjool dates?
    Come help us in our organic farm and learn everything about what’s considered a super fruit.

    We are Ran and Eyal and together we run a Farm. Our date plantation is in the beautiful Jordan Valley, surrounded by the mountains. We have been working with the help of volunteers for 3 years already and it has been so joyfull, that people always come back. Everybody is welcome to experiencehere, it doesn’t matter how old you are or if you don’t speak hebrew/english. Keyword is “get you hands dirty” ;)

    Send us a !!! SHORT !!! message introducing yourself and telling us how long you intend to stay. You will receive an small e-book with all the information about the house, the work, the sightseeing, such as all outdoor possibilities you can do in your free time.

    Check also our facebook and instagram for more pictures.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We pick you up with the car at the volunteer’s house from Mondays to Fridays and drive to the plantation. We start the work, have a break for breakfast together and then we continue. Somedays will be more challenging, but other days will be very easy (such as packaging the dates or cleaning the sprinklers). After the work you have free time. Along with the dates we are also growing grapes and olives, so prepare yourself to know everything about olive oil very soon.

    Main tasks are everything that involves growing trees and plants in organic way. We also have some design and social media projects, so if you have experience with that, let us know and we can develop something nice.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will find all the detailed information needed in our e-book, but we have prepared a quick FAQ here.

    Food: we respect all types of food choices and will provide everything.

    Farm: Jordan valley

    House: חמרה Hamra, Israel.

    How to get here: by bus or hitchhiking. From Jerusalem buses 946 or 943. Check bus.co.il to see the hours (link also available on our e-book)

    Insurance: we recommend to make an insurance for travelers, as it is a farm and small accidents can happen. Costs with the hospital can be very expensive. We have all the safe equipment and gloves/hats/boots etc. It is just a precaution.

    What to bring: good mood ;)

    We are looking forward to meeting you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english Hebrew spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a house for the volunteers, but you can also camp outside if you are more adventurous, full equipped kitchen, washing machine, working cloths, hot shower, table to eat outside such as inside the house, compost and herbs garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We offer a guided weekend tour in one of the weekends, all expenses paid.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week - depends on the season

Sunrise during the grapes harvest
volunteers having lunch at the house.
Enjoy the view from above the trees. Pollinate!!!!
Very fresh dates. We have many kinds.
Our first volunteer Nikola 2015














































































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