The Herzl Farm Opens to the Public as a Seasonal Cultural Center

At the heart of the Hulda Forest, where KKL-JNF's afforestation project has begun, stands a beautiful structure. Its story begins in 1909, when an experimental agricultural farm was established in the location, for the purpose of growing olive trees. Despite the fact that Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl never visited the place, a house named "Herzl House" was built in the center of the farm in his memory after his death.

In its early days, the house was used for the residence of the farm manager and the farmers who planted the first forest. Since then, KKL-JNF has planted over 220 million trees over 230,000 acres all throughout Israel.

On March, the renamed "Herzl Farm" will open to the public. As part of the site's activity, new points of view of the future of the forests, agriculture, the building of the land and the myths surrounding them will be examined.

The first project will be revealed on the opening night of the farm – March 23, 19:30 at the Hulda Forest.

Registration is required.

The farm reopening is a joint project of KKL-JNF and the Gezer Regional Council.

Photograph: Flash 90, KKL-JNF Photo Archive
Photograph: Flash 90, KKL-JNF Photo Archive