Shirat Hamidbar - Unique Ecological Farm
A family eco-farm amongst the Negev’s view of dunes, close to Be’er Milka settlement.
Our farm’s story begins in the year of 2007, or perhaps long before that…
As a young couple, we loved traveling the desert, and experiencing its magic.
During our travels we were acquainted with the unique dessert vegetation, we got to know their medicinal uses from the Bedouins, and started dreaming about a place of our own, joining all our passions together – the desert, plants, healing, people, the silence, and simplicity.
After a few years of living in the Negev, we’ve reached the settlement of Be’er Milka with a baby and many dreams.
We were blessed with a farming plot of 17.5 acres (70 dunam), and slowly but surely, our dream became a reality.
Over time doors opened, and closed, our family expanded, we’ve experienced many miracles, trials, successes, failures, and a lot of love as well as hard work.
How it All Started
We’ve come by a completely virgin territory, and decided to do everything with our bare hands, and without any tractors or heavy machinery.
It was important for us to preserve the earth, and the fabric of life within it, as much as possible, and to establish sustainable, completely organic agriculture.
In the beginning, we set up an experimental plot where we cultivated desert plants.
We got to know them better, how to grow them, and their traits.
We fell in love with the plant’s wonderous ability to heal both body and soul.
In time we added more and more healing herbs suited for the desert climate – humble, sensible and useful to man, and the earth.
Living a Dream
The bigger the farm got, and our experience working with plants grew, so did the will and need to professionalize in the field of herb medicine, and we’ve decided to properly study the domain.
After studying, we began creating products based on plants in our farm, combined with the knowledge and experience we’ve acquired. More and more products were added as the years went by.
We create products of the highest quality, hand made in small quantities from the finest materials, and with much love and attention.
These days, the majority of the farm’s territory is planted with dozens of different plant species, with which we fulfill our dream and try bringing it to you in various ways: through workshops, tours around the farm, and a variety of health and medicinal products.
Golan and Noa
The cultivation conditions in the desert create a high concentration of active ingredients in plants, and our special method for drying them, helps preserve these active and volatile ingredients.
All plants are grown organically and are harvested manually, with love.
Organic growth approved by Agrior Ltd.
What Our Clients Say
I’ve known and loved Noa from school for several years now, and last year we visited her home (amazing mud house). I met Golan during some work we had together. Last year they opened an amazing and indulging eco-camping compound. Its peak is the challenging desert escape room which does not fall short of anything (!!!), and even transcends many other standard escape rooms.
We’ve been through some tough missions, and even got to solve the riddle with pleasure and with interest, crawled a bit, obtained the certified potion pharmacists’ certificate, and the Nabatean potion of youth 🏆.
We also participated in Golan’s medicinal herbs tour at the fam. His knowledge is amazing and the charisma as well as chemistry he has with different people of different ages was incredible.
In between, we climbed the magical dune, drew mandalas in the sand, which disappeared in an instance due to the strong winds yesterday, waved goodbye to Egypt and ran down the dune.
Get that the place is highly recommended?! Dori took exactly one and a half seconds to decide that when he grows up, he’s going to live in the desert, and when we got home, he already started planning and sketching his mud house 😂.