7 of the Fourth Month 5772
K'far HaYarok yesterday for work. K'far HaYarok is just northeast of Tel-Aviv.
As you might guess, K'far HaYarok (Heb.: "The Green Village") has a vision connected with the environment. It is a "youth village for environmental leadership."
However, it did not start out that way. Founded on Zionist and socialist principles, and the pioneer spirit, the town's name actually came from David Ben-Gurion, whose birth name was David Green, thus "The Green Village."
For many years, people did not automatically make the connection between "Green" and the founding prime minister of Israel. After the death of the third prime minister of Israel, Levi Eshkol, the name of the town was officially changed to "The Green Village, named for Levi Eshkol."
What K'far HaYarok is know for are the peacocks which roam freely around the town.
Throughout the time I was there, the peacocks' calls were prominent features in the background. It felt as if I was in a jungle. After a while, though, I habituated, I got used to them, so they were no longer terribly distracting.
K'far HaYarok also has a small pen filled with yaelim (wild goats) and chickens.
Penned in animals, milk-giving and egg-laying animals, no less!
For a "youth village for environmental leadership," there must not be too many vegans involved in its leadership.