The Greening Israel Project is a not-for-profit forestry initiative started in 2019 by HaYovel.
HaYovel was founded as a U.S. 501c3 non-profit in 2007 by Tommy and Sherri Waller with the mission of serving and helping Jewish farmers throughout the region of Israel known as Judea and Samaria (also called the West Bank).
Since 2007, we have hosted thousands of volunteers who have come from over 30 different countries around the world to volunteer in Israel, support local family farms, and help bring life back to eroded and desolate areas of Israel.
In 2019, we expanded our operations by launching the Greening Israel Project. With extensive research and help from forestry experts, we started planting test plots with several dozen different tree species. We experimented with different locations, different tree species, and different irrigation methods over the next two years.
In 2022, we released the Greening Israel Documentary and this website, where people around the world can join the reforestation efforts by easily purchasing a tree online and receiving a certificate once it has been planted in Israel.