Posted on January 20, 2016 filed under Project Wadi Attir
As usual, things are full steam ahead at Project Wadi Attir.
Construction is being completed on our milking facility and temporary dairy, and our Visitor’s Center has gained a new walkway and courtyard.
The walkway and nascent landscaping efforts around the Visitor’s Center
Progress on the construction of our state-of-the-art milking facility
We have installed a comprehensive irrigation system, courtesy of longtime-partner Netafim, and have connected to the national grid.
The newly-installed irrigation system
Safya, Director of the Indigenous Vegetables Initiative, has instituted a “Young Farmers” program with local kindergartens.
Under the leadership of our own Ghadir Hani, the dairy has begun making three local products from the project’s sheep’s milk: Jibneh cheese, Tzfat cheese, and Labneh.
Amran, Director of the Visitor’s Center, has been welcoming guests from around the world, while creating high-quality research opportunities for local high school students in our new PWA laboratory.
Amran with high school students on the site.
Our new laboratory, developed with support of the JFNA Social Venture Fund
Visitors from around the world
The bees are buzzing.
The olives are being pressed into sweet olive oil.
And we couldn’t be more proud!