For anyone who is up north, I highly recommend חוויה אורגנית בחווה in Harduf. For 60₪ per person (from the age of 2), we literally enjoyed every minute of the 3 hour experience!! We made food for the calves, fed them and gave them a drink of water. Fed the hens and collected their eggs. The kids made a whole meal using the organic produce- pitot, salad and omelettes, that we ate with cheese and finished up with organic fruit for dessert. We heard all about the very special kibbutz and about organic farming. Our kids didn’t rest for a minute, Arnon totally got them interested and involved in everything and they had a blast!!
In Harduf our ecological view has led us to start bio-dynamic agricultural activity right from the foundation of the community in 1982. Today, we have about 1,000 km2 (= 100 hectares) of land, which we cultivate for growing vegetables, various types of seeds, fodder for the cows and an olive plantation. For the fields we use bio-dynamic compost from the Harduf dairy farm.
The Harduf dairy was founded in 1992 as the first organic dairy in Israel. After first gaining experience in organic agriculture, we then decided to establish a dairy farm in order to complete the cycle of agricultural activity. Today we have a quota of 2.2 million litres per annum. During the year 2002, after twenty years of activity, we came to see that the best structure for a correct agricultural management would be to found an agricultural association which would include the dairy, the dairy farm, the agricultural farm and the vegetable market in Harduf, all united into one body.
Contact Arnon to arrange a tour