... far more than what we can see!

Over 500.000 different plants worldwide


Plants constitute the dress of the Earth. In many parts of the planet, they reflect the seasons. More than 500,000 species are en-rooted in the Earth, building their substance through sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. Generating the necessary oxygen, forests can be regarded as the lungs of the Earth. With all their parts, plants provide nourishment and serve as medical remedies, as well as multi-functional raw materials. They can be preserved in their diversity and further developed in their effectiveness through diligent care.


Plants and their fruits are the essential ingredients of the products of  SEKEM; be it herbs for medicine or oranges for juice. According to the Demeter requirements, we do not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides to grow them. Instead, we rely on natural solutions for pest control and growing a large variety of plants for keeping up the natural balance.

Each plant has its own task in the soil and ecosystem. For example, beneficial organisms and predators  at different types of plants. To keep the natural balance, it is important to avoid mono-cultures and, instead, combine different plants at a farm, also through green corridors between single fields.


Natural pest control


We use the extract of Neem trees to stop the growth of cankers and others and also apply pheromones to catch or irritate insects. In 2010, we started to produce beneficial organisms under the name of “Predators Production Company”, in cooperation with the Danish companies EWH Bio Production and Envision. The organisms are used on SEKEMs own fields, but are also sold on agricultural markets as an efficient alternative to regular pesticides or other artificial chemical products which are harmful to soil, plants, air and humans.


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GMO free organic seeds & seedlings


With regard to the question of food security in the future, conventional food companies often justify the development and usage of genetically modified organisms (GMO). We follow a strict “No GMO” policy.

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