Kibbutz Lotan is located in the far South of Israel, 55 km. North of Eilat. It was founded by graduates of the Reform Jewish Youth movements of America and Israel in 1983. The population of the community fluctuates between 150-200 people. "Members" of the cooperative fluctuate between 45-65, with between 40 and 70 children. The community is multi-generational with parents of members living in the community by renting houses as do numerous families who are considering joining.
Sharaka, meaning 'partnership' in Arabic, is a Palestinian volunteer-run initiative that aims to support Palestinian farmers by promoting local seasonal and Palestinian produce and goods and by linking farmers and consumers directly. Our activities include community outreach and education through panel discussions and other events, School gardens and working with restaurants in Ramallah area to encourage the purchase of local seasonal produce from Palestinian farmers and to feature traditional dishes that celebrate the seasonal goodness of Palestine.
Tzivon is a small young kibbutz with an ecological vision located in the upper Galilee half way between the Mediterranean coast and the sea of the Galilee. The kibbutz is situated in the heart of an oak forest and is surrounded by nature reserves. Tzivon has among other things, an organic vineyard, dairy goat herd, traditional crafts workshop, a vegetable garden and and alternative eduction system.
The Marda Permaculture Farm is a working farm and a demonstration site for permaculture principles, techniques and strategies. Permaculture is an ecological design system that draws heavily from indigenous, local wisdom as well as cutting edge science to help individuals and communities maximize local resources toward sustainable production, generation, and recycling of food, water, energy, housing, and other resources.
CityTree is an Urban Ecology Community, with a few hunderd members, six of whom live in our eco-apartment, located in the heart of Tel Aviv. We are practicing a communal life style, and the flat is a showcase for urban sustainability. We experiment with composting, grey water reuse, urban agriculture, and more. We also host workshops and courses that have to do with a wide spectrum of ecology, starting from Raw Vegan classes, through Non-Violent Communication, and on to study groups around alternative economy.
At Tent of Nations, we seek to bring people from all over the world together to build bridges of understanding; connecting people to each other, and to the land to which we all belong.
We offer workcamps and volunteer opportunities; we run Children’s Summer Camps and a Women’s Empowerment Project, and we welcome groups and visitors of all shapes and sizes.
Yesh Meain is a permaculture farm located in Moshav Nahalal, in the Jezreel Valley, in the North of Israel.
The farm was started in 2007 as the product of a collective journey of inspired and motivated students of the Green Apprenticeship (GA), the Permaculture Design Course of the Center for Creative Ecology on Kibbutz Lotan.
Kibbutz Gezer is a kibbutz, or cooperative settlement, located in Central Israel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Originally founded in 1945, the kibbutz disbanded in 1963 and was reestablished by a group of young Americans in 1973.
Eco community in an existing Kibbutz, founding a community that enriches the local community, founding an ecological education system, ecological building, ecological infrastructure & social architecture
1 dunam of a small scall urban farm, we are a demonstration and a learning center to permaculture in small scall.
we teach permaculture as a way to educate people to the world state, and what they can do about it. we use ecological food growing methods, all kind of compost methods (kitchen, toilts, worms), low tech gray water system and more.
Kaditah is an unrecognized, loosely organized village located in the Galilee of northern Israel. The residents are currently negotiating with the government concerning planned development of the village. Residents are all committed to living on the land and are involved with various ecological lifestyle practices. but there is little co-ordination. The Kaditah ecology center was founded to offer workshops, information and demonstration projects both to residents and to visitors and volunteers.
The Holy Land Trust is neither a political nor a religious organization; we aspire to learn from the spiritual teachings and values of all faiths and traditions that bring unity to the human family and closeness to the Creator of all things, practicing and promoting love, truth and goodness, between all people, and acting always with empathy and compassion.
“Hava and Adam” is an eco-educational farm located on the outskirts of Modiin. It is a holistic center for growth, which focuses on self-enhancement and the interactions between man and his natural environment.
The farm is completely dependent upon the energy, creative resources, and time of its residents. All members of the farm, including a group of young Israelis on a year of service and international volunteers, share responsibility in running the site and making it their home.
VERTIGO Eco Art Village is a center for art and ecology located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Israel's rural Ellah Valley. At its heart is the Vertigo Dance Company, which founded the Village in order to foster artistic creation engaged with the environment. Other artists – visual artists and writers, experts in permaculture, builders and artists whose medium is earth – joined and co-visioned the project in its early stages, and continue to develop the project in partnership with Vertigo.
Hakoritna Farm (which loosely translates to ‘Garden Farm’) is located in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm and is bisected by Israel’s “Separation Barrier” – the concrete walls, barbed wire, military roads and ditches that run up and down occupied Palestinian territory; often separating Palestinian communities and families from each other or, as in this case, separating farmers from their land.
The Permaculture of Resistance
Aley Adamot - based in the Judean Plains, is created out of a vision to encourage harmonious life between humans, and between humankind and the earth. We wish to support the fullness of life, combining spiritual teaching, meditation, art, ecology, nature and peace.
We are a group of families and individuals, dedicated to creating a more sustainable way of life - together.
Together we are experimenting with creating alternatives for the existing paradigms in all spheres of life: communication, parenting, building, economy, renewable energies, food production, nutrition, health and more...
Together we allow ourselves to make mistakes, to get confused, to get back on our feet and try again...
Yarok Ba-ir, which means "green in the city" is a community of 17 households that will be living in the same future building in the city Harish. The community started to form in 2012 and is meeting on a regular basis since.
The building which started out as a normal city building design of 5 stories went through a redesign in order to incorporate ecological and communal components including 3 community owned spaces: roof, garden and indoor. Green building issues where also added improving sunlight, ventilation, insulation and more
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