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  • The Network of Eco-Villages and Eclogical Projects in Israel...
    31.12.2014

    The first public event of GEN-Israel, an all-day conference, was held on November 23 at Kibbutz Gezer. Participants included Kosha Joubert, president of GEN-International, Aida Shibli, coordinator...

  • Building the Foundations of GEN Palestine
    29.12.2014

    Hakoritna Farm, one of the winners of the GEN Excellency Award 2014, co-hosted a meeting of GEN and Global Campus Palestine with the Palestine Technical University-Kadoorie, in order to meet...

  • The Journey of a Refugee from Syria
    29.12.2014

    Wars, climate change, economic and social injustices, have made millions of people refugees, with thousands dying, stranded on the borders of Europe, or the United States. At the recent GEN...

  • Decentralized and Organic Food Technology in the Westbank
    11.06.2014

    To have peace in Israel-Palestine, the mentality of scarcity needs to be replaced with an awareness of abundance, because the conflict is based on the fear that there is not enough for...

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Projects

Hava & Adam

Hava & Adam

Ecological & Educational Farm

“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.

Clementerra mini farm

Clementerra mini farm

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.

Shomrei-HaGan

Shomrei-HaGan

the garden keepers

Shomrei-HaGan consist 150 groups of kids and youth learning on a weekly base how to connect to the earth, the spirit and themselves, using hunter/ gatherar skills.

The ecological house

The ecological house

Neve-Ethan

The project intent to research and develop different types of sustainable technologies.
Such as: solar ovens, compost toilet, community life and more.
We are living inside existing Kibutz.

Hukuk

Hukuk

Settling with the envirenment

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

Aley Adamot

Aley Adamot

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.

Yatir Herb Farm

Yatir Herb Farm

Havat Yatir

Ecological farm that grow organic herbs.
We are living here with our 4 kids, having simple life, by using all the amazing resources provides us by the nature.
We are almost self-sustainable.

Tent of Nations

Tent of Nations

People Building Bridges

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.

Marda

Marda

Permaculture Farm

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.

Sharaka

Sharaka

Community Supported Agriculture

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.

Hakoritna Farm

Hakoritna Farm

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

Holy Land Trust

Holy Land Trust

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.

The core values of the Holy Land Trust are:

Sagol Eco Spiritual Village

Sagol Eco Spiritual Village

Sound Healing Retreat

Sagol Eco Spiritual Village
And Sound Healing Retreat Center
for transformation and healing

Gorgeous sunsets, an ecologic pool for healing with crystal bowls
awareness and sound healing workshops, an organic vegetable garden, a hospitality for groupsand mud huts.

treatments, music, nature and lots of love. Kfar Sagol is an ecological center for hosting awareness workshops, special events in nature, holistic healing and ceremonies.

Meshek 43 - Shared Community Space

Meshek 43 - Shared Community Space

Shdema

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...

Transition Tivon

Transition Tivon

A thriving Transition Initiative, the oldest in Israel, and the first that was recognized as official initative by the global network.

Yarok Ba-ir

Yarok Ba-ir

In Harish

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

Kibbutz Gezer

Kibbutz Gezer

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.

Yesh Meain Farm

Yesh Meain Farm

permaculture farm

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.

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree - Urban Ecology Community

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.