Neot Smadar (Hebrew: נְאוֹת סְמָדַר) is a kibbutz in
southern Israel. Located in the Arabah, it falls under the
jurisdiction of Hevel
Eilot Regional Council. In 2016 it had a
population of 220.
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Neot Smadar is located in the southern
Negev about 70 km. north
of Eilat. The kibbutz was established in 1989, on the grounds of an
abandoned kibbutz, Shizafon.
Neot Smadar is as an organic community
featuring architecturally unique buildings with passive cooling
towers. The Art Center houses 14 workshops for Stained glass,
ceramics, textile, wood and metals. The building is insulated with mud
bricks, with "air conditioning" supplied by a desert cooling tower.
Neot Smadar arts center
The economy is based on agriculture, with 500 dunams of organically
cultivated vineyards, deciduous trees, olives, date plantations and an
Olive oil is produced in a cold press set up with
assistance from ICA and Israel's Ministry of Industry and Trade in
2001. The high-quality oil has been conferred the highest grade by
Israel's Olive Council.
The kibbutz operates a boutique organic winery and produces a variety
of cheeses from fresh goat milk. Its roadside restaurant, Pundak Neot
Smadar, offers vegetarian food and sells the kibbutz's organic
^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel
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^ Rising from nothing in the desert, idealists now work amid water,
orchards, gardens and fish The New Farm
Official website (in Hebrew)
Eilot Regional Council