Letting nature into the heart of the village
Next to the animal corner, a garden was established, containing two plots: the Rambam Garden, which is already growing, and an organic garden, which will grow and flourish in the near future. The Rambam garden was established with the help of 70 volunteers from the Business Division of Bank Hapoalim (Bank Hapoalim Biz) in the framework of the Good Deeds Day.
The bank employees, led by Jacob Orbach, head of the corporate banking division and Eli Zahav, head of Bank Hapoalim Biz, came to the village for a full day’s work that included construction, renovation, and the creation of something from nothing – a garden full of herbs and medicinal plants according to the teachings of the Rambam. Despite the heavy rains, the volunteers, along with the students, worked hard to prepare the animal corner for the goats and donkeys, even laying out tuff around the fish pond. Then, they turned their focus on erecting the garden, and the planting of various medicinal plants.
The garden is now cultivated by the students who, through the work, strengthen their connection to the village, the land and their Jewish roots.
So thank you, Mother Nature. And thank you, dedicated volunteers from Bank Hapoalim and kind donors from Matrix. You have helped to bring nature into the heart of Kiryat Yearim Youth Village and its residents.