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Green Apprenticeship

Kibbutz Lotan (a member of GEN-Europe since 2001) in Israel is now offering a 4 week intensive Green Apprenticeship (GA) course which combines hands-on training in sustainable development together with Permaculture Design Certification. The GA trains apprentices so that they can design, create and manage sustainable solutions for social, economical and ecological issues such as organic food supply, water harvesting and treatment, renewable energy, waste management, construction with natural materials, and more.

As part of the course, participants live in and help build the Ecological Campus. Additionally, apprentices experience countless opportunities to engage in community life at Kibbutz Lotan including weekly celebrations, and opportunities to tour in the beautiful Eilat region’s desert and tropical coral reef.

Coursework includes:

Alternative Technologies

Regenerative Community Development

Permaculture & Ecological Design

Sustainable Agriculture

Natural Building

Download Full Green Apprenticeship Course Syllabus


Earn Academic Credits via ISDI-CWU Click for details and application

Earn Academic Credits via ISDI-CWU Click for details and application

Upon completion of the GA, apprentices receive internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification. Graduates of the GA integrate the skills they learn into academic degrees, including Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. studies, and many formal and informal career paths. Professional endeavors include: establishing and directing environmental NGOs, creating permaculture education centers, entrepreneurial efforts in the field of sustainability, organic farming, landscape design, architecture, natural and green builders, and much more.

Questions? Call us at +972-54-979-9033 or write us


Live in our EcoCampus and experience ecological living

 Room and board (3 meals a day) for the duration of the program.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online application and send us supporting documents via email:

 1.  Complete the online application

 2. Scan of the first page of your passport (including your picture).

 3.  C.V. / resume showing where you have studied, worked etc.

 4.  One recommendation letter from an employer, teacher or mentor. 

 5.  A letter or certificate from your doctor stating that you are physically and mentally fit to work and study on kibbutz: in an intensive community setting and a harsh desert climate doing work that is physically strenuous at times.



 The Green Apprenticeship is a holistic program designed to educate fellows from many diverse professional and academic backgrounds from all over the world, including those with little or no relevant experience in sustainability, to Ph.Ds looking to diversity their skills and capacities. No prior knowledge is required to participate in the course.

 Green Apprenticeship Course Dates:

19 June 2017 – 18 July 2017 (Course in English)

7 August – 5 September 2017 (Course in English & Hebrew)

4 December 2017 – 2 January 2018 (Course in English)

14 January 2018 – 9 February 2018 (Course in English & Hebrew)

26 February – 27 March 2018 (Course in English)

9 April – 8 May 2018 (Course in English)

14 May – 12 June 2018 (Course in English)

18 June – 17 July 2018 (Course in English)ש


 $2,030USD  including full board and program

$300 USD deposit due upon acceptance

Come together and receive a  discount – two or more people that register together receive a 5% discount each.

What our graduates say:

Partner Programs


Combine the Green Apprenticeship as an extension to your Birthright-Taglit trip or academic studies in Israel in conjunction with our MASA Israel Journey Partners (see: grant eligibility):