Grape and Fig Harvest
Grape and Fig Harvest – “A branch cannot bear fruit by itself”
Place: Daher’s Vineyard, Tent of Nations Farm
Dates (2016): 28th August – 8th September
Duration: 10 days
Number of Volunteers: 25
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in tents at the farm campsite
Project Details: In September, our grapes and figs are ready for harvesting, and it is important for us to have volunteers sharing this significant time together at Tent of Nations. Working together, we will harvest the fruit over the 10 day camp and volunteers will help to make syrup from the grapes. A special program will be prepared for each day, including orientation, learning about the land situation, lectures, workshops, documentary movies and field trips to Bethlehem and surroundings. In the evening, you can enjoy spending time around the campfire.
Useful Guidelines: It will be important that you get enough sleep each night of the camp as this type of work usually starts very early in the morning to avoid the heat later in the day.
Weather (September): The weather is mostly hot, dry and dusty with temperatures between 26º-30º. On the farm it is usually hot during the day, but can get chilly in the evening.
Participation Fee: 150 Euros. This amount covers food, accommodation, lectures and different programs and activities. However, it doesn’t cover field trips. Please see our volunteers page for more information about our running costs.
Please Note – Participants are expected to pay for their flights and to cover their own health insurance.
Food: Traditional Palestinian meals will be prepared for volunteers at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase from the snack bar. Please inform us of any dietary requirements.
Suggested items to bring:
– Warm clothes for the evenings
– Work clothes: old shirt and top / thick trousers
– Rain Jacket
– Thick gloves
– Long boots for working
– Walking shoes
– Small day bag
– Sleeping bag
– Water bottle
– Suncream and sunglasses
– Notebook and pen