"Sowing Seeds of Science" The Scientific Research Greenhouses
”Sowing Seeds of Science" is ADAMA's flagship community program in Israel. The project was initiated in 2013, following our vision to promote advanced agriculture by investing in learning infrastructures in the educational system.
Over the years we have invested over $500,000 in three educational farms in Ashdod (2013), Beer Sheva (2014), and Lod (2020). Our investment focused on building state-of-the-art infrastructures, which include scientific research greenhouses and digital classrooms, and developing unique educational programs. Thousands of school students visit the three farms each week, experimenting with scientific research under the supervision of the educational staff at the farm, experts from the academic world, and our People who volunteer there on a regular basis.
In 2021, we added new professional content to include aspects of precision agriculture, healthy nutrition, and more.
In 2020, we launched an in-depth evaluation and measurement process with an expert researcher in the field of education. Over the past two years, we conducted dozens of in-depth interviews and sent questionnaires to over 90% of the students studying at the farms. The the results are being analyzed, and changes and improvements will be introduced in accordance with these insights and professional recommendations. The program benefits from the full cooperation of its local partners, including the local authority, the Ministry of Education, and the farm's educational staff.
- No category"Our partnership with ADAMA in the program 'Sowing Seeds of Science' enables us to encourage and nurture students and teachers in this critical period of climate change.”
Tali Sabag, PhD
Head of Agricultural farm in Beer Sheva, Israel