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Green Hotel

A few things you may not know about Mizpe-Hayamim

  • Mizpe- Hayamim operates one of the world's most varied organic farms, including fruit and vegetable fields and orchards as well as livestock, poultry and dairy farms spread over nearly 40 acres of land.
  • The goats, sheep and cattle graze freely in open pastures. Free range pastures are considered rare in Israel.
  • Both the hotel's vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants base their dishes on a variety of fresh seasonal produce from the fields and orchards, the farm and the dairy.
  • Leftovers and organic waste is made into compost through natural processes and used on the farm.
  • Glass and plastic bottles are sorted and collected by recycling companies.
  • Cardboard boxes are collected and recycled.
  • A wide variety of natural products are created using the farm's produce; including dried fruit (using only natural drying processes without chemicals), jams, liqueurs, tea infusions, soaps and more.
  • No chemicals are used in the farming process, only natural and traditional pesticide methods are used. These include various plants and flowers known for their pest repelling/attracting qualities, scale insects, bottles, nets, bait, thinning out and organic threads.
  • No mechanical farming equipment is used with the exception of tractors and trim-grinding equipment.
  • The grinded trimmings are left on the ground and turn into compost.
  • All rainfall is collected into a reservoir and used for the farm's agriculture and the hotel’s gardening needs. The flow of water through pools and canals throughout the gardens cools the air on warm summer days.
  • The hotel’s used water is directed to a nearby purification plant.
  • The hotel uses several types of recyclable bags, including reusable cloth bags and recyclable plastic bags, which are fully perishable within a year when buried. These facts are stated on the bags.
  • The farm’s fields are chemical free and there are no nutrient alterations.
  • Agronomists and farmers from all over the world express great appreciation for the quality of the land at the Mizpe-Hayamim organic farm.
  • In 2009, The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection granted Mizpe- Hayamim an environmental awareness letter of appreciation, for its unique conduct whilst keeping with its environmental protection values.