Before planting vegetables, spices, perennials and hydroponic plants, the children learned about sustainability and environmental responsibility.
More than 300 Arab and Jewish Israeli children recently joined forces to create a sustainable garden at the Al-Hayat School in the Arab town of Kfar Qassem in central Israel. The Kfar Qassem kids were joined in the project by children from the nearby Jewish community of Kfar Saba.
The “Green Roofs” project, under the auspices of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, was funded by USAID.
For several months leading up to the planting of vegetables, spices, perennials and hydroponic plants, the seventh-graders learned about sustainability, environmental responsibility, climate crisis and consumer culture.