At Green Prophet, we often post on organic vegetables and dairy products being grown in Israel; this November two Jewish environmental organizations are offering a heavily subsidized chance to see the farms and produce yourself. Hazon (which runs an annual Food Conference in the USA) and the Heschel Center will lead an Israel Sustainable Food Tour from November 15-19.
Trip highlights include farms near Modi’in and Emek Hefer, as well as Palestinian organic farms in Wadi Fuqin. The itenerary also includes Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, Bedouin permaculture sites in the Negev, and Kibbutz Maagan Michael on the Mediterranean coast. In fact, the trip is by happy coincidence a sort of “Greatest Hits of the Green Prophet.”
Hazon’s Web site stresses that the trip is not only about eating, but rather about understanding the complex webs behind Israel’s food delivery system. Some Jewish learning will further round out the itinerary.
The five-day tour is an outrageously cheap $400, although if you are coming from abroad the flight is on you. The application deadline is June 15. Get more information here. (Photo from Hazon.org).