Diversity, community, synergy, relatedness and, above all, trust are fundamental to organic farming. At Kaima Hukuk Farm we believe these are the same principles needed to nurture the growth of healthy, engaged and happy people. Kaima Hukuk employs Israeli teens who have dropped out of school, providing opportunities to reconnect to society, find meaning and fulfillment in working the land, and elevate self worth
Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Kibbutz Hukuk is a warm and active community. In the fall of 2015, five young Kibbutz members decided to adopt the simple and successful pedagogic/vocational model developed by Kaima Beit Zayit, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, (also supported by Matanel), and founded Kaima Hukuk.
Situated in Israel’s geographic and social periphery, close to Tiberias, Hatzor and Zefat, Kaima Hukuk operates as non-profit organic farm in partnership with local youth (ages 15-18). These youngsters – all of whom have dropped out of school – work the land alongside the older staff members and take part in all aspects of running the business.
Meaningful conversation often happens over a parsley bed or tilling the soil – physical work which develops fitness and health, unleashes creativity, and provides opportunities for problem solving.
The farm sell its crops to the public, through the internationally recognized CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model. These friends of the farm support our educational work while enjoying fresh, healthy and affordable organic food. Many of our customers also volunteer on the farm and take part in its vivid social life.