Located on a hilltop east of the Kibbutz,the Learning Center is a contemporary, dynamic educational institute that draws youth from all over Israel and from abroad. Study programs involve learning the art of dialogue, discussion, and cooperation, concurrent to practical study in sustainable living practices and artistic creativity.
Practical fields of study include:
organic farming and produce, ecological building in the desert, recycling of wastewater and brackish water, renewable energy, and specialist handcrafts in the Neot Semadar Art Center.
Aspects of inquiry:
The Learning Center focuses on three main aspects of inquiry:
- Enhanced sensitivity to oneself: The development of self -awareness in everyday actions and interactions
- Enhanced sensitivity to the environment: Examining our relationships with others and with the natural environment
- Work and creativity: Physical work and craftsmanship as a background for understanding questions that arise from working with raw materials, and with other people.
Construction of the Learning Center
Utilizing existing infrastructure we are in the first stage of retrofitting prefab housing units into eco-friendly rooms using adobe and straw bales, and landscaping the site. The long-term plan includes guest rooms, public buildings, pathways, and gardens and will proceed over a few years according to our funding ability. Participants in the Center’s ecological building seminars take partin the construction of the Learning Center.
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