• Work the Land Winter 2019

    The ‘Work The Land’ program is a practical working experience of ecological and sustainable living focused in the process of learning, communication and rewarding work, aimed at benefiting the participant, the wider community and the environment at large. We will provide you the basic practices, tools and techniques that you can take, further improve on and implement in your own life (includes international certificate PDC).


    We believe that exploring ecology, sustainability and permaculture is based on action, that is, living a truly sustainable lifestyle first-hand. That is why our farm, located in Modiin – between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem -, is off-grid (only solar panels), our toilets are dry (compost), we run a gray water system and compromise to other ecological practices that close natural cycles.

    We believe in the very simple principle: Learn by doing. On average, there are 3 days a week for working and 2 days a week for theoretical lessons and guided work.

    Theoretical classes are on Permaculture Design Course (with international certificate) and practical, on Mud Building, Medicinal Herbs, Eco-Construction, Vegan cousin, Materials upcycle, Sustainable Systems and more.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between Onward Israel and the Hava and Adam Ecological Educational Farm.

    Important Information

    All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close on November 30th, 2019 or earlier if the program fills.

    December 1st – January 25th

    Program Cost
    Total cost is $2500. Participants with Onward scholarship pay only $250.
    Includes housing, insurance, 3 vegan fresh meals, tours, materials and other program costs.

    Domes of 2 to 3 participants or Yurts of 3 to 4 participants.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to young adults (18 – 31 years old) from around the world with an interest in sustainable living and practical skills.

    Eligibility for the scholarship: Jews who have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other MASA or Onward Israel program).

    Good English

    Previous participation in Taglit-Birthright Israel is encouraged for any eligible applicants

    For More Information Contact
    Gisela Chulman
    +972 587150631

    Sample Internships

    Organic agriculture
    Mud Building
    Medicinal Herbs
    Vegan cousin
    Ecological Construction
    Sustainable Systems
    And more!

    For More Information

    Adi Shabtai-Yron, worktheland@havaveadam.org

    Organizations That Make This Program Possible