Welcome to the Center for

Creative Ecology

for permaculture training.

Empowering people for creative action with fun, hands, hearts and minds.

The Green Apprenticeship

An intensive and inclusive one month practical training course for hands-on capacity building in natural construction, organic local food production, appropriate technologies, waste management, ecological design and community living.

Eco Experience

Become part of the Center for Creative Ecology team in this work and learning experience, helping in natural construction projects, organic gardening and maintenance of the Eco-Park. Flexible dates.

Education for sustainability in School

A Practical Teacher Training Workshop on Kibbutz Lotan

Sustainable Leadership

Enabling, activating and inspiring transformative action in the world

Building Jewish Sustainable Communities

A week-long practical workshop in eco-Judaism on Kibbutz Lotan

Building Sustainable Communities

Capacity Building

& Practical Training for International Development

Rent a Dome

If you are like to spend some time in these signature architecture energy efficient, mud domes and lived in our Eco Campus experience sustainable living and have fun you can rent a dome. 


Eco Campus



The organic gardens “The Gan Bayit” is the first successful vegetable garden in the Southern Arava desert where no pesticides, herbicides or industrial fertilisers are used. We successfully produce vegetables with brackish water by creating soil with a high nutrient and organic matter content from composting municipal and agricultural organic waste.


What people say about us

Kibbutz lotan echoes the past of Israel and vividly informs of the future! Walking toward work in the organic food gardens at dawn one feels sure of all purpose for good under heaven. There is no stillness like that in the Arava valley desert. To farm there is a very spiritual experience.
Blanche Lenine-cruz
It would be a shame to come to Israel and not visit Kibbutz Lotan. The Green Apprenticeship sustainable development and permaculture design course greatly influenced my personal and professional growth. Whether you are stopping by for a quick tour or staying for an extended period of time, Kibbutz Lotan is one of the those special places around the world that is a must see!
Joshua Zuckerman

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