• Work the Land

    The Work the Land Internship program is a two-month course designed to take interns through a practical working experience of ecological/sustainable living.

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    The internship’s primary focus is to catalyze a process of learning, communication, and rewarding work, which benefits its participants, the environment and the farm community. This process will provide you with the basic practices and foundations for sustainable and ecological living. We want to give you the proper tools and techniques so you can apply your knowledge in your own community, home, or local farm. Through working and living on the farm, interns are integrated into the farm’s social and cultural life. The farm community is composed of four primary groups: 1) Israelis doing National Service, 2) Israelis doing Year of Service, 3) International participants on the Masa Eco-Israel Program, and 4) Farm coordinators.

    Certificate granted:
    1. PDC (International Permaculture Design certificate)
    2. Hava & Adam Working Internship Certificate

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

    Important Information

    Applications will close on June 1, 2019 or earlier if the program fills.   Admission is rolling.

    This program is exclusive and open for maximum of 30 participants.

    Dates
    June 4 – July 29, 2019

    Cost
    Participants will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable registration fee.

    The program includes full accommodations, 3 meals a day, studies and medical insurance.  All participants are responsible for cost of and arranging their own flights.

    Accommodations

    Sleeping in a Dome/Yurt with 2-4 other people.

    The farm is vegetarian and all residents share the kitchen duties.

    Integration with the farm’s community:
    Through working and living on the farm, interns are integrated into the farm’s social and cultural life.

    The farm community is composed of four primary groups: 1) Israelis doing National Service, 2) Israelis doing Year of Service, 3) International participants on the Eco-Israel Program, and 4) Farm coordinators.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This program is open to people from 19 – 27 years old. The program is designed to take interns through a practical working experience of ecological/sustainable living. Eligible participants 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).

    Fluent in English

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

    Basic breakdown of the course:

    • 3 days a week dedicated to working.
    • 2 days a week dedicated to theoretical lessons and guided work.

    The internship includes working and learning in the following areas:

    • Construction
    • Mud building
    • Agriculture
    • Greenhouse
    • Ecological technical systems
    • Farm kitchen – Sustainable cooking and kitchen practices
    • Medicinal and Cosmetic Herbal center
    • Arts & Crafts with recycled materials

    The Internship includes theoretical lessons and guided work in the following areas:

    • Permaculture – PDC
    • Construction training (building and maintaining ecological systems)
    • Art of mud building
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Greenhouse
    • Ecological technical systems
    • Medicinal herbs
    • Arts & Crafts

    For More Information

    Adi Shabtai-Yron, worktheland@havaveadam.org

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