The organization I work for, BINA, is situated in the heart of south Tel Aviv.
Other than being an organization that promotes the importance of learning and social action, BINA also has the privilege to educate communities of the area in issues related to the environment and sustainability.
Surrounded by lush greenery, BINA has an urban farm that grows fresh produce such as kale, tomatoes and carrots, as well as different Middle-Eastern herbs.
The Urban farm also has a sustainable irrigation system and a compost section.
What is so unique about this place is first and foremost it’s controversial location. The neighborhoods of South Tel Aviv were neglected for many years and the area had a bad reputation to it, however in recent year the area is going through serious transformation and many other organizations such as BINA are utilizing the unique vast spaces in the area to connect residents to local resources.
Another aspect which makes the urban farm so interesting is that the community can connect to the farm and its values through learning and texts that are spread out through the farm, and explore how social values relate to the land.
Finally, there are cool young people in the area throughout the day which invites ample opportunities to create discussion about BINA’s mission, conversations that often take place in the beautiful botanical garden we have next door!
If you are around south Tel Aviv, bring your lunch to BINA and explore a leading organization in Israeli society!