A farm where girls, women, and the land grow together
Meshek 72, Moshav Nahalal
Part of a Successful Network
Kaima Nahalal, near Afula, is one of four farms in the growing Kaima national educational network of youth-run CSA farms. Other sister farms include Kaima Beit Zayit (near Jerusalem); Kaima Hukuk (near Tiberius); and Kaima Tanzania, our network's first farm outside of Israel. Below is a look at Kaima’s successful educational and economic platforms based on observations from our founding farm in Beit Zayit, near Jerusalem, in operation since 2013:
The Kaima network is actively mapping a new educational employment strategy that is successfully promoting the re-engagement of Israelis who have dropped out of school. The results: Within six months, 80% of our young farmers either return to traditional classroom learning or night school and/or enter rehab for the first time. Additionally, 95% of those who have turned 18 while part of the Kaima community serve in the army or perform national service, social responsibilities that were not previously on their radar.
Kaima Nahalal, like all Kaima farms, helps support itself, in part, through self-generated income in synch with social business practices. Currently, we support some 50% of our operating costs through the sale of the farm's yield and services provided to the public.