With the commencement of the first semester delayed due to the ongoing war, students are actively seeking meaningful ways to contribute. Therefore, the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture Student Union, in collaboration with the academic and administrative staff, has launched a series of volunteer initiatives to support farmers in southern Israel. They’ve picked lettuce, chard, and a variety of other greens in Meshek Yemini, located south of Ashkelon. They have also dedicated their time to fruit-picking in a pomegranate orchard, situated between Bat Hadar and Moshav Mavki’im in the same region. In Yated, near the border with Egypt, they’ve harvested eggplants. Looking ahead, these enthusiastic volunteers will soon be engaged in the harvest of strawberries, tomatoes, and cucumbers. We are so proud of you!
Watch the video of Professor Benny Chefetz, the Director of the Center for Sustainable Food Systems at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot.