With only one week left until Shavuot (this vegetarian’s favorite holiday since she can eat everything on the table), many of us may be preparing in different ways. Some of us may be considering making homemade ricotta cheese and baking organic whole wheat bread (in which case, please check out Hamutal’s easy to follow recipes), some are preparing to eat the cheese and bread that their loved ones have made, and others might be looking for some outdoor activities that will help them get in touch with nature.
If the outdoor activies are more your thing, keep on reading. There are plenty of options all over the country for outdoorsy, green fun during Shavuot.
Eco Holiday in Kfar Blum: Visitors to Kfar Blum usually go for the kayaking, but this Shavuot visitors will also be able to take part in a variety of green activities. On May 29th, the activities will include a workshop in recycled paper construction, scientific activities for kids, a shredded paper pool for little ones, and a green riddle station. For more information check out the Kfar Blum website.
Ecological Festival in Rishon Lezion: Rishon Lezion’s Park Hashikma will be hosting green workshops for kids on May 29th and 30th. Those going to the festival will be greeted by Nesi the Monster, the Loch Ness Monster’s long lost Israeli cousin who is made out of recycled plastic bottles. Activities will include making dolls out of pinecones, making personalized comic books out of recycled newspaper, building a large environmental sculpture together, and plays about the environment will also be performed for young children. For more information, call Park Hashikma at 03-9650063.
Shavuot at the Vertigo Eco-Arts Village: There are plenty of Shavuot activities for kids out there, but what about the grown ups? The Vertigo Village will be hosting a variety of outdoor dance workshops, in addition to a Shavuot picnic on Thursday the 28th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm (and the menu looks delicious. For more information, check out the Vertigo website.
The Tel Aviv Urban Options: Too lazy to leave the city? Don’t have a car? Convince yourself that it’s greener to stay local and take advantage of some of the urban options in Tel Aviv. On Thursday the 28th from 10am-3pm, there will be lots of green activities on Ben Gurion Boulevard including a tent full of various butterflies, a milking and cheese making workshop, a pita-baking workshop, farmer’s market, performances for children and more. Otherwise, you could check out the Shavuot activities at Tel Aviv’s Farm in the Yarkon Park on the 29th and 30th, where there will be a parade of the season’s first fruits, a treasure hunt, recycled papier mache workshops and more. See their website for more information.
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Read more about last year’s Shavuot festivities::