Posted on September 25, 2015 filed under Project Wadi Attir
Last week we sent out a comprehensive update to our donors and supporters and we wanted to share it with all of you!
It’s been a jam-packed year: We’ve got herds of goats and sheep living onsite, and they’re multiplying!
Our summer harvest was bountiful,
and our staff is benefiting from training and mentoring from professionals around Israel.
To read the update in its entirety, click here. In it, you’ll find brief portraits of the challenges and accomplishments of each of the project’s major functions. If we had to characterize what all of these portraits have in common, it’s the progress the staff has made in capacity-building over the last year, and the leaps this capacity-building has facilitated in the implementation of each of the project’s major functions. Also of note is the transformation of the site due to continued ecosystem restoration efforts, as well as a 10 million shekel construction push, which saw the installation of the first phase of the Visitor Center, the animal pens, and other key structures. Moving into next year, we look towards continued capacity-building efforts with our staff, and we are confident that the project’s four main initiatives—the Herding and Dairy Enterprise, the Indigenous Vegetable Initiative, the Medicinal Plants Enterprise, and the Visitor, Training and Education Center—will continue to grow!
Looking forward to updating you soon!