JOIN A FAIR OLIVE HARVEST TOUR OF PALESTINE THIS HARVEST!
Join our Canaan Fair Trade Harvest Tour Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2013. Take part in picking and pressing the olives you enjoy so much! See beautiful and ancient Palestine. Experience the culture, heritage, cuisine and the amazing hospitality of the Palestinian people. Starting in Ramallah, Nablus, Burqin, and Jenin. Stay in PFTA villages with farm family hosts and pick their olives. Sightsee in ancient Nablus and walk Roman ruins in Sebastiya. Spend a full day with the PFTA visiting village cooperatives and women's cooperatives, enjoy the Olive Harvest Festival and concert and a half day hike and picnic lunch in the hills of Jenin. Application here. Send your forms or questions to email@example.com. Deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2013. This 6 day fair trade tour makes a perfect addition to your visit to Palestine this year.
The annual Olive Harvest Festival the first Friday in November is an important event that strengthens the relationships between farmers and serves as a connecting point where farmers get the opportunity to meet the individual consumers, companies, and solidarity groups that buy their products. There are cultural activities and performances that reflect the Palestinian culture and more specifically the Palestinian farmer so that the world and new generations can benefit by learning about the agricultural heritage of Palestine. The 2012 Jaru'a announcement. The 2013 Jaru'a announcement will be posted shortly.
Canaan welcomed Interfaith Peace-Builders to Jenin in November 2012. Both the IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation and the new African Heritage Delegation visited Jenin for an uplifting farm stay and to share in the Jaru'a festivities with Canaan's empowered fair trade farmers and workers. Details and sign up can be found at the links for each trip. We will update for 2013 as available.
Run Across Palestine was February 2012. On The Ground and the PFTA celebrate the Run Across Palestine. This ultra marathon is still raising funds and awareness for the fair trade olive farmers of Palestine, planting trees and providing scholarships for children of olive farmers. The purpose of the Run was to help re-establish sustainable olive growing practices in Palestine, whose history, economy, culture and identity is rooted in the ancient olive tree. On The Ground has the videos from this amazing adventure. Or you can see them all here in HD.
Many tours stop in Canaan and the PFTA throughout the year. Ask if your trip will. Questions? Contact us. A comprehensive list of tours of Palestine can be found on the Friends of Sabeel - North America website under Alternative Travel Listing.