Furthermore, a footpath with benches for relaxation is planned along the wadi at the edge of Shavei Zion leading to the beach. A small area will be created for the children of the kindergarten where they can play and learn about the animal and plant life of Shavei Zion.The villagers are thus keeping up an old tradition of Shavei Zion as a "garden village". This area was once famous throughout Israel for its gardens and the variety of its vegetation.
Water Tower Repair
Judy Temime, archivist in Shavei Zion, writes:
For the year 2014 the residents of Shavei Zion are planning activites aimed at making their village more beautiful. It all began at the end of last year with the renovation of the large menorah on the old water tower. Now the water tower has been painted and the surrounding small garden area has been newly landscaped. The kids have a lot to do this year. They will set up a nature camp in the little eucalyptus forest north of the village, a "mobile-free zone" where they can fully concentrate on the care and preservation of their natural environment.