Thursday, 15 January CAARI PROGRAM 2015 DAY 4
We departed close to 7:30 am to get to the R&D Center by 8:30am.
A special presentstion awaited us including food and drink.
Margerie “Gigi” Strom (originally from New Jersey) presentlyliving at Kibbutz Samar, presented a  multimedia presentation on the difficult conditions of the Arava from sutainability of  agriculture. Pictures below show the introdution she gave explaining what they do at this R & D Center

After a detailed explanation we went into the fields with Amnon Greenberg
Amnon demonstates how the new drip irrigation senses that the soil is dry, that the roots need water and activates a feedback and control system that uses a felt cloth as a sensor for dryness and moisture sensors that turn the drippers on and off according to the dryness.  These sensors are  10 inches 25 cm deep in the soil
Wild Asses control the weed problem between the palms
Below is a field of virus free garlic developed at Yotvatah SARDC
Next stop for Thursday 15 January was the Dolphin Reef there Mark Weiss and Barbara Kuhn received breifing before swimming with the dolphins

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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