Grapes & Figs Harvest
Description: The Tent of Nations farm seeks to bring people of various cultures and countries together to build a bridge between people and land. The vision of The Tent of Nations is to prepare people to make a positive contribution to their future and society through the values of understanding and respect. This is to be achieved through education-awareness campaigns, youth empowerment, and work camps. The Tent of Nations Farm is located south west of Bethlehem near the village of Nahalin. This land is still under threat of confiscation and we are still in the Israeli courts defending the farm since 26 years without giving up. Still we believe in justice and our response to the unjust situation is in a nonviolent and creative way under the slogan "We refuse to be enemies".
Type of Work: Because August/September are the months of picking grapes and figs, it is always useful to have more people sharing this significant time together with Tent of Nations, volunteers and other young people. Young people from different backgrounds will camp out for ten days. During their time there they will pick the harvest of different fruits and also will help in the process of making grape and fig jam, dry figs and grapes, make grape syrup, jam and grape juice.
Study Theme: A branch cannot bear fruit by itself
Accommodation: volunteers will be staying in Tents equipped with beds and matrasses.
Requirements: to be physically capable and to be aware of the political context of the country. A motivation letter is required
Approximate Location: Tent of Nations Peter's Cross Road 1 9 km to the south west of Bethlehem, near the village of Nahalin