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On the Orange Trail

Today Liam’s class from גן צוף (Gan Tsuf) or “Nectar Garden” took a field trip to שביל התפוזים (Shival Hatapuzim) or “Orange Trail“. It’s an orange grove with a playground and an educational program that allows children to pick oranges from the grove, taste them and make juice. I love the concept of showing kids exactly where their food comes from. We had a really great time. Liam loved picking the oranges and was so enthusiastic that his bag was soon too heavy for him to carry.

Stace sampled the fruit of Liam’s labor. The oranges were so sweet and juicy right off the tree. We sampled quite a bit of Liam’s labor…

And now to make the juice. I used to think I wanted an orange press. This is before I learned just how many oranges it takes to make a very small glass of juice, or מיץ (meetz) as it’s called in Hebrew. No wonder it’s so expensive.

It was a great day out and a nice opportunity to get to meet some of the other parents.

  1. Susan
    December 2, 2011 at 20:06

    Sounds like fun!

  2. Sarah
    December 2, 2011 at 20:09


  3. Roby Wayne
    December 2, 2011 at 21:30

    Absolutely awesome!! I wish our schools here did more of these types of activities. I remember when our teachers used to develop demonstrations in class to augment learning. Of course, we were privileged to attend private school; but, it made learning so much more engaging.

  4. Chris Schardein
    December 2, 2011 at 22:05

    I see now why Liam had so much to say about the Orange trail. And I also know what you mean about juicing the oranges. Bill and I did that with some we brought back from Florida a few years ago. Now that gallon jug doesn’t look so small and is worth every glass!

  5. bhharkins1
    December 3, 2011 at 09:25

    That is so cool and what great pictures ! Glad to see and hear that so much is going so well outside of the cursed apartment… Looking forward to seeing you all on a Skype call soon.
    Love ya

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