The Greenhouse Project
The greenhouse in Um al-Khair is a half dunum greenhouse that can produce up to 6,000 to 7,000 kilos of cucumbers per growing season, with potentially three seasons a year. These can be sold to the local market in Yatta for 2 shekels per kilo. The greenhouse may also be able to produce roughly 8,000 to 9,000 kilos of tomatoes per growing season, with two growing seasons a year. These can be sold for 2 shekels per kilo, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture. The agricultural yield could produce 12,000 to 21,000 ₪ before costs (seedlings – 1000 ₪, pesticides and fertilizer 3,000 ₪, and greenhouse 15,000 ₪). The project not only provides financially for the community but serves as a key activity for education and international volunteer days.