Join the Women's City Farming Experience
in Ramat Beit Shemesh
Learn how to nurture and nourish edible gardens - with the land, materials, tools, plants, water and know-how provided!
Discover how plants, birds, butterfies, microorganisms and YOU can work together to grow the most amazing vegetables while enriching the environment
Perform the agricutlural mitzvos special to the Land of Israel - including kilayim, seperating Trumos and Maaseros and shmitta.
Get out in the fresh springtime air and flex your muscles for some good old-fashioned farming with like-minded women
Does this sound like EXACTLY what you've been looking for but you never dreamed you'd find it in the heart of Ramat Beit Shemesh?
Well, it's happening!
Join Naomi Elbinger of Bloomah's City Farm for the Women's City Farming Experience. We are kicking off the summer planting season with a "ground-breaking" Launch Event:
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Q: My kids will love this. Please, please can I bring them?
A: Sorry. The farm will not allow entry of children to this event. This is not negotiable. Babies may be OK. Please contact us to confirm.
Q: What is the Educational Farm of Beit Shemesh?
A. It is a large beautiful tract of land operated by the Ministry of Education, which hosts a large number of school groups and special ed groups from around Beit Shemesh for enriching farming activities. The farm is not generally open to the public or to groups of adults. I am working to create a unique opportunity for women. If this speaks to you, join us!
Q: Who is running this? And why?
A: The event is organized by Naomi Elbinger of Bloomah's City Farm, RBS, in conjunction with the Educational Farm. The goal is to give local women the opportunity to get closer to nature, learn about farming, and eventually grow their own food.
Q: Where is this educational farm?
A: It's at the intersection of RBSA, RBSG and Ramat Avraham. Easy access by bus, or a 10 minute walk from the RBSA Merkaz. There is also a parking lot on site. See map.
Q: I love the idea but due to health limitations, I can't engage in physical labor. Can I still participate?
A: At the launch event we will be working quite strenuously building a raised bed and moving earth. Please consult your doctor about whether this is suitable for you. If not, you can join in future farming programs that are less strenuous. Please leave your details below.
Q: Why on earth would I want to get all sweaty laboring on a farm when I could be at the mall getting a manicure?
A: If you're asking this question, this event is probably not for you. However, we still love you! Enjoy your manicure!
Q: I would love to participate but can't make it at that time. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the form below so that we can be in touch with you about similar future events.
Q: I'm dying to join but I cannot afford the 100 shekel fee due to my serious financial situation. Can you help?
A: This farming program is for the benefit of the community and not primarily financially motivated. Therefore we are happy to offer scholarships to RBS women in serious financial need. Please detail your situation in the form below. We will keep it confidential.
Q: I'm ready to sign up but what happens if I have to cancel my attendance?
A: We need you to register in advance because we have limited capacity. However, we understand that life happens and offer a generous cancellation policy. If you notify us by email that you cancel before 8 PM on Tuesday April 20 (the night before) you will not be charged. If you don't cancel by then, you will be expected to pay for the place we held for you, even if you don't show up.
Q: I have more questions. Who can I ask?
A: Please ask via the form below or contact Hadassah by phone or whatsapp 050-891-9539
Register for the Launch Event of the RBS Women's Farming Experience
This program and all the mitzvos performed will be l'illui Nishmas Esther bas Mordechai a"h