Chaym Feldman
Farmer, Ecologist and Educator
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"Study Arabic. Meet and get interested in the local crops of this region. Meet with people, there are lots of groups. There's me and millions of people like me [...] that's where you really make peace."

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Lives in: The Hava & Adam Ecological Farm, Modi'in Was born in: Tel Aviv Year of birth: 1974 Identity: Israeli, Jewish Type of work: Education Environment Website: The Hava & Adam Ecological Farm Works at The Hava & Adam Ecological Farm Interviewer Leora Gal Date of Interview 2008

Chaym Feldman practices and teaches "Bio-falha" - an intensive yet sustainable farming method that integrates local and traditional elements - at Hava & Adam near Modi'in. A teacher for Israeli children, Chaym leads workshops for Israelis and Palestinians, which include working with West Bank Palestinian farmers on their lands. Chaym views joint farming a way to demonstrate solidarity against the Separation Fence and establish positive relationships between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as part of a global struggle for sustainable lifestyles.