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    Accessibility statement

    Accessibility arrangements at Ramat Hanadiv

    Ramat Hanadiv works hard to make its services accessible to people with disabilities in order to afford them a visiting experience that meets their unique requirements.

    In accordance with the law, our accessibility manager, Tami Zigler, is available. If you encounter unique accessibility requests you’re welcome to contact us in one of the following ways:

    Telephone: 04-6298127 Cellphone: 052-6901144 Fax: 04-6399117

    or Email: To Tami

     

    Disabled parking:

    Designated disabled parking bays may be found in the main and secondary parking lots.

    Disabled restrooms:

    Every facility that offers restrooms also offers designated disabled restrooms.

    Aids for the hearing impaired:

    Devices for the hearing impaired are available in the InfoShop, classrooms, movie theater and auditorium and on training tours. For your convenience, contact us and let us know in advance about your visit in order to receive fast, easy service.

    Telephone: 04-6298111 ext. 4.

    Website accessibility:

    Ramat Hanadiv invests effort and resources to make the organization’s website accessible so that disabled people will also be able to enjoy it.

    Restrictions to accessibility:

    As a general rule, all of the website’s pages were built to meet level AA conformance to web content accessibility. Nevertheless, despite our efforts to make all of the website’s pages accessible, it is possible that some parts of the site are still inaccessible. We note that a number of pages contain external components that are beyond our control and inaccessible. Therefore, the following pages do not meet the accessibility standard:

    https://ramat-hanadiv.gardenexplorer.org

    http://ramathanadiv.maps.arcgis.com

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The 'Monster Machine'

The 'Monster Machine'
For a few memorable days in May, a monstrous machine stood in the car park next to Ramat Hanadiv's picnic area, making a tremendous racket. Though it looked like nothing that could be remotely connected to 'ecology' or 'green', this contraption actually labours long and hard to improve the quality of the environment.
 As most of our readers know, it is sometimes necessary to carry out earthworks in the Memorial Gardens and the Nature Park. When a deep hole needs to be dug for a new tree, for instance, or when trenches are being excavated for new pipelines, a lot of organic material accumulates, comprised mostly of stones, soil, and roots or other vegetation. In many places, such material is simply hauled away for disposal in rubbish dumps or landfill sites. This kind of 'waste management' harms the environment in a number of ways: waste collection vehicles burning non-renewable fuel crowd the roads and pollute the air; dumps get filled up and new ones must be created; and eventually new materials must be mined and transported to construction sites.
At Ramat Hanadiv, the debris we dig up -- generally known till now as 'trash' -- is  concentrated in a designated spot. When we have a significant amount of it,  we bring in the 'monster machine', a huge compactor[???] which can separate soil from stone and rocks. After this sorting, the soil is left in one mound while the machine crushes the waste materials. Later, animal droppings from the goat shed are mixed into  the pile of soil, creating first-rate organic compost. This goes back to the Memorial Gardens and the Nature Park, where it is used as a growing medium or to enrich the soil. The coarser, stone-based material left behind is used for construction, for upgrading Ramat Hanadiv's infrastructure of dirt roads, and most recently for the foundation of paths in the new Sustainable Garden (under construction). By saving and recycling our resources, we are helping to prevent pollution and contributing to sustainability.
A few years ago, when the Visitors Pavilion was being built at Ramat Hanadiv (2006-2009), we employed a similar machine. When land for its foundations was being excavated, the materials gouged out of the earth were concentrated in an enormous pile, then ground in a crushing machine. As the construction progressed, layers of the crushed material were used in paving areas such as the car park and new garden paths. Thus, during the three years while the Visitors Pavilion was being built, only about 20 loads of rubbish left Ramat Hanadiv  -- rubble that could not be crushed. Since then,  visitors have been treading -- unknowingly of course -- on recycled building waste. This was one of the innovative moves that brought the Visitors Pavilion its coveted 'Green Building' status, as well as the 'Making Israel Beautiful' award. 
Nowadays, 'monster machines' are not so rare; they can be seen at building sites throughout Israel. Let's hope that sustainable thinking and economical use of resources  will bring about a better future for all of us.
 
 
 
         

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Sun-Fri: 08:00-16:00
Sat: 08:00-16:00

Contact Us

Ramat Hanadiv
P.O.B 325
Zichron Ya'akov
3095202
Phone: 04-6298111
info@ramathanadiv.org.il

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