In April a group arrived in Israel from Vietnam on an agriculture business tour. They spent 6 days visiting several agricultural sites as well as touring the country.
One of the first places they visited was Dalyat Al Carmel on the slopes of Mount Carmel. This Galilee Druze village is the heart of Druze culture. They also visited the Bahai Gardens while in the Haifa area.
A morning was spent visiting Beit Lehem Glilit, a village that has its roots in agriculture and afforded the group an opportunity to enjoy touring the spice farms in the area. This was followed by a Bio Bee tour to see the mass production of the earth bumblebee which is used for natural pollination of various crops. Following this, they travelled to the Dead Sea to relax and experience a swim (float) in the unique and healing salt water.
A day of touring was spent visiting the interesting sites of Jerusalem including a tour of the Old City and a visit to the Israel Museum.
Other places of agricultural interest visited during their trip were:
The Netafim factory at Kibbutz Hatzerim near Beer Sheva. Netafim is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of irrigation systems.
An Agricultural tour at the Vidor center near Hatzeva to learn about Greenhouse farming in the desert and showcasing the best of the region’s crops.
Kibbutz Ketura with its commercial solar field that features a unique fully automatic solar panel cleaning system.
On their last day in Israel the group spent time in Tel Aviv strolling around Old Jaffa, visiting the Flea Market. Enjoying the ambience of Neve Tzedek and, of course, doing some shopping. Before being transferred to the airport for their departure flight the group enjoyed a farewell dinner together.