Kibbutz Harduf is located between Haifa to Nazareth. The village was founded in 1982. There are now about 600 residents living in Harduf.
Agriculture has been practiced here since the foundation of Harduf. The essence of our work is to care and heal the land, and naturally grow healthier and vital vegetables.
In 2005, we founded a new farming workshop in collaboration with "Hiram", a rehabilitation hostel for young adults who are coping with emotional crises. Today, the farm is a therapeutic- agricultural- social project which involves people from the hostel and students from the local school as well as from other schools in Israel and from abroad, and volunteers from the International wwoof organization.
As we mentioned, the organic-biodynamic agriculture aims for the healing of the land. And we are trying to achieve healing to and from the land through the land work itself. We welcome responsible people who want to experience agricultural work to come join us and experience the joy and wellbeing through mutual land work, and by taking part in the life process of growth and development.
Gan habait- instructions for volunteers
How to get to Harduf:
from Tel Aviv station you take a train to "Lev Hamifratz" station and from there take the bus- line no.430 to "Adi junction". Contact us as you leave towards "Adi" junction and we will direct you further or come and pick you up. Please call Lotem: 054-3362344, Ofer: 052-8779989 or Erez: 052-2273732
Accommodation and facilities:
Four tents each accommodate up to two or three people, There are beds, blankets, and sheets.
Four toilets: male and female And Dry toilets (compost toilets)
Showers: shared shower for everyone.
Kitchen: fridge, cooking gas stove and electric oven.
Food: all seasonal vegetables from our field.
Basic food supplies: pasta, rice, lentils, tahini, spices.
We bring fresh milk every morning from the dairy farm.
We do not supply meat and products.
There is a little shop in Harduf and the near village Adi.
Weather conditions: it can be stormy during winter with strong winds, rain and mud.
We provide a "storm suit" and water proof boots.
During the summer, it can be very hot and humid with relief as evening comes. Otherwise- the field has great weather conditions that enables peace and quite.
Clothing and laundry: There is a laundry machine on the premises.
Internet connection: There is wireless internet in the field's office at Harduf.
Location and transportation: The field is located 1.5 kilometers from Harduf and 1 kilometer from Adi. You need transportation to reach other locations.
What to bring with you?
Good working shoes
Soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc…
Working hours: the workday begins at 07:00 am in the winter, 06:00 in the summer.
Volunteers continue the workday until 14:30 in the winter, 13:30 in the summer.
The volunteers work 5 days a week a total of 6 hours net of work per day.
Contacts with people from the hostel: the field is one of the workshops that people from "Hiram" hostel from within Harduf, take part of as part of their rehabilitation process.
Don't worry about sharing a conversation with them as it is always good to get to know people you are working with. Yet, please keep in mind that they are coming for a few hours of work each day and try to avoid chatting that might interfere with the work.
Drugs, alcohol, and violence: The home garden prohibits any use of any types of drugs or alcohol and condemns all forms of violence weather it is physical or verbal.
Length of stay: please let us know ahead of time how long you wish to stay, we'll try to see if it works out for us. we keep the right to ask a volunteer to leave at all times.
Safety issues: Please contact Lotem: 054-3362344 or Erez: 052-2273732 in case of an emergency.
There is a first aid kit in the kitchen for mild burns and bruises.
Hitchhiking out and from the field is your own responsibility.