Links you may find interesting
Varda is a great artist and sister. Her artwork brings joy wherever it is seen, whether on greeting cards, children's books, or other media. Good going Varda.
Kibbutz Gezer's website, my home for the past 35 years.For now mostly in Hebrew, but you can still look at the pictures. By the way, there's also a link in anafim ענפים to the zeitim זיתים (olives) for more information. Good going Varda, Eliot, Benny and everyone else who got this thing going and keeps it going.
This is a link to WWOOF Israel branch. We've had WWOOF volunteers for a few years now, and they've almost always been simply fantastic people to work with and to befriend.
The basic and simple idea of wwoofing is that you willing to volunteer in a farm for several hours a day five days a week and in return you receive from your host free food and accommodation. anyone above 18 years old from any nationality can join WWOOF Israel.
Today, the WWOOF - World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - is spread all over the planet, so if you’re into organic movement and want to join other WWOOFers it can open a world of possibilities for you to explore.
Yael Durga Bernhard is an amazing artist and illustrator who visited Gezer and fell in love with the olive groves. She's written a children's book about olives. Check it out: http://www.durgabernhard.com/item.php?type=book&id=5
Sean Thomas is WWOOFER/olive picking volunteer for the 2nd time at Gezer. When not picking olives, Sean travels and writes and plays music too. Here's a few examples of his work:
Arab women's cooperative in the Galil, working to provide employment and empowerment. Among their products is olive oil from the Galil. Good going Hadas.
California based website with lots of information about olives. Good going olive people.
Follow the rain radar in Israel.