Our two-month ‘Work the Land’ program is designed to take you through a practical working experience of ecological and sustainable living. Consider ‘Work the Land’ to be your “crash course” to Permaculture and Sustainability!
Get theoretical and practical PDC (Permaculture Design Course) classes, an internationally recognized certification for Permaculture Introduction, and ‘walk the talk’ with your work team. You will pick a track that you wish to excel in – agriculture, construction, ecological systems, vegan cuisine, etc – and work with specialized coordinators and their team to deal with real day-by-day permacultural challenges.
We believe that learning ecology, sustainability and permaculture is based firstly on action, that is, living a truly sustainable lifestyle first-hand. To “walk the talk”, our lifestyle is simple and based in natural local resources and sustainable systems. We are off-grid – our energy comes from solar panels and biogas – we close cycles such as the water cycle – gray water system that feeds agricultural beds or a pound made to increase biodiversity with a new ecosystem -, and the soil cycle – organic material from the kitchen and from the toilets is turned to fertilizers and return to soil after composted.
Another very simple principle that we take from nature is the “learning by doing”. We believe that allied with theoretical classes, practical learning is the best way of internalizing the knowledge by experience and acquiring the skills necessary to apply it in future.
Receive a full Permaculture Design Course and granted international permaculture design certificate.
Medicinal Herbal Center
Learn different herbalism methods for health treatments, prevention and hygiene
Produce products from plants for aromatherapy, different cosmetics and other medicinal treatments
Farm kitchen – Sustainable cooking
Participants will learn how to prepare and cook plant-based meals and experience the beauty of a ‘farm to table’ lifestyle.
Learn the basic concepts of mud building:
Designing, sculpting and building using traditional techniques (Cob, soil, straw, sand, plaster)
Practical application of mud building skills around the farm
Soil health and structure
Plant and pest identification
Small-scale bio-intensive farming
Seasonal plantings and nursery/greenhouse tasks
Permaculture principles and techniques
Water and irrigation
…and much more!
Social/economic effects of the seed industry
General plant nursery maintenance
Understand the principles of ecological/’green’ construction
Familiarity with construction methods and materials
Renovating existing structures/building new ones based on the methods taught
Ecological technical systems
Getting to know the farm’s different ecological systems – compost toilets, biogas composting, grey water system, solar panels, and rain water collection.
Understanding biological processes within these systems
Learning ways of designing and integrating ecological systems in the home and on farms
Arts & Crafts with Recycled Materials
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn how to upcycle and experience a variety of techniques in ancient
handicrafts: knitting, weaving, sewing and much more
Deepen your connection between the earth and our consumption
As we grow food we aspire to cultivate the art of communal self-sufficiency and healthy living. The residential community of the farm is usually about 30 folks. Together with the ‘Work the Land’ and ‘Eco-Israel’ program, Hava & Adam is also home to Israeli National Service and Year of Service volunteers. In this light, community life on our farm is a great opportnity to interact with and foster meaningful relationships with local Israelis.
GET A FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE WINTER AND SUMMER PROGRAM!
FULL scholarship is open to people from 19 up to 31 years old who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program.
In order to get this scholarship you have to apply for our program threw Onward Israel website.