Come and share knowledge about culture and agriculture in Ramat Negev, Israel

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Israel

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a vineyard that grows grapes for wine in the desert. We do not have a winery; there is a winery in our area which makes the wine. Our first harvest was late summer 2016. We also grow herbs and produce essential oils from the herbs we grow. We are Hebrew / English speakers a little older in years (60+) but young at heart.

    We take volunteers for a minimum of one week and typically up to a month.

    PLEASE NOTE: We prefer couples and volunteers who travel together (at least 2) for company, since we don't live on the farm. It can be lonely in the evenings; also for our peace of mind. We would like you to do your travelling before or after your visit with us, since our work on the farm is seasonal and we invite helpers according to the needs of the farm.

    There are other workaway hosts in our area. The volunteers get together often just to hang out and share experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Language practice

  • 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

    We enjoy sharing about Israel: our culture, agriculture, archeology, cuisine, Jewish life and living. For those interested we can familiarize them with the Hebrew language as time allows.

  • Help

    Help

    We prune the vines around mid-to end January and pick the grapes around the end of August. Rest of the year keeps us busy with farm maintenance - weeding and keeping the farm tidy. Essential oils are produced mainly in spring and in the fall.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two double rooms each with own bathroom situated in the vineyard. The rooms are air-conditioned with hot and cold running water and satellite TV, There is a shared kitchen for the two rooms. We supply vegetarian food for self preparation in the kitchen.

    All private or other needs are for your own account.

    There is WiFi internet connection in the rooms.

    There is a washing machine for laundry and all work tools are supplied. Bring work clothes, closed work shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

    Due to some volunteers leaving their rooms in a bad way we require an agreement beforehand that the room will be kept clean and returned in the manner it was received and without any damage to equipment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a train from Ben Gurion Airport to Beersheva, our nearest city. You need to change train at Hagana station (it is announced on the train); to get off the train at Beersheva main station (not Beersheva North).

    The # 140 bus from Be'er Sheva, platform # 21 comes to our area. Please be in touch with regards to arrival times as not all the buses come into our moshav and we have to meet you on one of the neighboring moshavim.

    In Israel there is no public transport on Friday afternoons and Saturday so it is best to plan your arrival at the farm on a Sunday or a Monday.

  • 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

    maximum 5 hours / 5 days a week

The kitchen
Your bathroom facilities
Your accomodation
Eating area on the patio
Fly proofed patio
Sage for essential oil
Medicinal Rosemary for essential oil
Bourbon Geranium for essential oil
The vineyard from the northern side

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