This morning Monday February 6 we began our day with community service. We left the hotel in our taxis for our destination. The group that goes to Balfour school, walks and gets a different perspective of ‘life’ in Tel Aviv. Others work at the Botanical Gardens, located on Tel Aviv University Campus. Today was a perfect day for weeding.
After community service we boarded the bus for a drive to Park Canada. Neil pointed out the highlights along the way – the new rail line that is almost finished which will connect Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in 28 minutes. We passed Laturn, famous battles were fought here during the War of Independence and of course, the lush Ayalon Valley steeped in biblical history.
At Canada Park, we met Meir Malka, the founder of the CAARI Program, who brought lunch and gave us some tips on pruning the olive trees. We concluded that day with a drive through the picturesque park. Spring has arrived in Israel – the almond trees are blooming!
|Meir Giving CAARI pointers of pruning in the forest at Park Canada|
|Harriet at work teaqhing|
|Diane at Balfour Elementary School|
|Mother Connie and daughter Judy weeding at Botanical gardens Tel Aviv University|
|Elaine enjoying work in the forest at Park Canada|
|Easther & Howard at park Canada|
|Mary & Harriet at Park Canada|
|Sheila enjoying the sun at Park Canada|
|Ellie Pruning at Park Canada|
|Burt at Park Canada|
|The CAARI Canadian delegation|
|Sheila and Ellie check names of donors on the walls at Park Canada|