Help with the designing of the pomegranates in the Ramat Negev highlands, Israel

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Israel

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  • Description

    Description

    I have 7 hectares of pomegranates, cultivated using a unique, cutting edge trelissing system. The orchard is located in a beautiful desert location in the Ramat Negev highlands, surrounded by a sand dune nature reserve. This is a new farm, giving the volunteers an opportunity to take part in a pioneering experience. I am also participating with various eco-projects in the community and we have recently building a straw bale house with clay and mud on the farm. In various times of the year we work with the new fruits that just born, maintenance of the field, harvesting the fruits, and designing the trees. Themain harvest, and the designing of the trees are twi of the most challenging things we do during the year and we need motivated people to help us..

    it requires serious people who are able to stay with us for a while and learn one of most important tasks in raising pomegranate.

    We are very fortunate to have had the most wonderfull people here creating an amazing Atmosphere. ..
    Eitan

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers who come to this region of the country will see a different side of of Israel outside of the busy city life. Being on the farm you will have a chance to learn a variety of different skills ranging from learning how to build with mud bricks, to the maintenance and care of the pomegranate trees, to harvesting, and the designing, among a variety of other tasks that may arise. The skills learned and projects being helped with will vary depending on what time you come to the farm, and we are always eager to host those who have a desire to learn.

  • Help

    Help

    we need volunteers that are willing to learn new amazing skills. In october we start the big harvest of the year...
    The volunteers will participate in all aspects of the pommegranate cultivation- pruning, trellising, harvesting, weeding,
    etc. They will also take part in several construction projects such as building homes with earth, wood and straw, and improving the volunteers' home.

    After hours you can take a hike in the desert, go to the nearby Thai market (small store with mostly imported Thai goods) where necessary things can be purchased or go visit some of the neighbouring farms which also has volunteers year round and have dinner together, play music, or you can just enjoy the amazing beauty of the Negev Desert.

    Many volunteers have mentioned that the sand dunes are an ideal location for Yoga and meditation practice...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room and board are included. currently we have two caravans to accommodate volunteers who join us, their is a compost toilet, and a warm shower with a view of the stars. Part of the help will also be to improve the volunteer living area/house...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We serve vegetarian meals 3 times per day, if meat is necessary it can be purchased at the nearby Thai market.

    We would ask if volunteers could commit at least 2 - 3 weeks minimum, and long term workers are very welcome...

    Currently we will need 3 - 4 volunteers in the next week to two weeks (November 3rd - November 10th) and then moving into November - January we will need a team of 5 - 7 committed and focused individuals who would like to learn the art and beauty of the designing of the pomegranate trees. This period of the season is the most important for the future season, but it also teaches each person valuable lessons about themselves. If you would like to learn a life long skill and make life long friends, we would love to have you.

    We look forward to you joining our team.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 per day- 5 day a week or max 25 hours/week

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