Location: Beit Shean,Galil,North
Chani Unterslak Zwick
Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu bio tour was phenomenal
Bio Tour, located on Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, offers a unique insight into conventional and organic farming, communal lifestyle and innovation in agriculture through biological control.
The classic tour will lead you through a variety of topics:
Kibbutz Life: What does it entail to live today on a communal religious kibbutz?
Organic Farming: while visiting the fields and enjoying the beautiful expanses, you will hear about the beginning of organic farming in Israel. Driving through the date orchards you will discover the uniqueness of these trees, how they grow and why are there donkeys in our grove.
Biological Control: Sde Eliyahu is a world-renowned leader in biological control. We will expose you to the Barn Owl Housing Project offering a natural solution to rodent population control. You will learn about BioBee, the first biological pest control company in Israel, and a world leader in its field. You will see live samples of beneficial insects and bumblebees, used for pollination.
Tours are 1.5 - 2 hours long and are conducted in the visitor’s vehicle / bus.
Workshop activities (at an additional cost):
Taste Of The Field – A walking workshop through our organic field, picking vegetables and wild herbs and preparing a light fun meal of vegetable patties, salad, grain bread, spreads and light drinks. Optional extras at an additional fee. (Available during Dec – Apr)
Taste of Spice – Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is the owner of S.D.A Spice, one of the largest agricultural companies in the Middle East, specializing in the development, production and marketing of dehydrated herbs and spices. During the workshop you will hear about the production and uniqueness of the different spices, and make a personal herb mix.
Many other options are available – check the website!
Bio Tour is open all year round (except Saturdays and Jewish Holidays). Advance registration is required. To sign up for a tour call or email via the detail above.