The view that unfolds as we travel along Route 40 in the Negev desert, Israel, toward Neot Semadar, is surprising. A copious desert valley spreads out giving way to a fertile oasis with abundant trees, green fields and spectacular exotic buildings. Neot Semadar invites you to its guided tour to find out about this site andthe way of life and vision of this community. What are cooling towers? How is the water recycled here? What are the basic principles of organic farming, of education without competition? And how does this community deal with relationships, and the problems facing man as an individual and as part of society?
The tour will visit The Art Center including views from the courtyard, the gift shop selling art works created by the local artists from the kibbutz, a photographic history of the building, a panoramic view of this large oasis and the desert landscape from the upper balcony, and a visit in one of the various art studios.
From here the tour passes via goat pen and the vegetable garden, arriving to the food processing center, which includes the dairy, winery and olive press.
In the winery we will hear about wine making in the southern – most winery in Israel, and enjoy a taste of organic wine..
You may end up at the Pundak, our garden restaurant, for a refreshment and a light meal of vegetarian food or just good coffee, home made cakes and yogurt ice cream.In the restaurant there is a shop that carries all our organic products grown and made in the kibbutz.
Tours: Arts Center & Winery 054-9798885, 054-9798966 firstname.lastname@example.org