Eco-Thiopia Festival at "Earth's Promise" in Israel Helps New Immigrants Plant Sustainable Roots

festival-ecothiopiaIf you are planning to be in Beer Sheva next week, make it Thursday and drop by the Earth’s Promise community garden for a festival of Ethiopian culture.

Earth’s Promise founder Isaac Hametz started the garden about a year ago as a way to help newly arrived immigrants adapt to life in Beer Sheva.

The immigrants, who come from a farming background, tend 50 plots planted with vegetables from Israel and other plants from Ethiopia.

While they plant, their children play in the garden (photo below, by Daniella Cheslow). It’s one of the few green spaces around the Kalisher absorption center.

Eco-Thiopia is on June 25 at 6:00 pm behind the Kalisher absorption center at the end of Wingate road. For more information, go to the Earth’s Promise Web site.

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  2. Michelle says:

    Great to read about this. I ran a similar planting project at the mercaz klita in Mevaserret Zion. Unfortunately, since after shmitta year, I was unable to restart the project. But now you’re inspiring me! Thanks!

    Michelle
    from Jerusalem

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