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Dr. Elaine M. Solowey

Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Arava Institute

HQ Phone: (617) 266-7100

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Arava Institute

896 Beacon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

United States

Company Description

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is the premier academic program and research institute in the Middle East, preparing young leaders from around the world to cooperatively solve the region's transboundary environmental challenges. The A ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Affiliations

Member
Kibbutz Ketura

Founder
Experimental Orchards

Education

B.Sc

Commercial Horticulture

University of California

MSc

Columbia Pacific

Ph.D

Land Reclamation

Columbia Pacific University/Utah State University

PhD

Columbia Pacific

Web References (111 Total References)


Faculty | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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Dr. Elaine Solowey

Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture elaine.solowey@arava.org


Center for Sustainable Agriculture | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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Dr. Elaine Solowey

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The Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), directed by Dr. Elaine Solowey, is a vital player in the field of desert agriculture and sustainable agriculture in the Middle East and the world. The Center is dedicated to the investigation and preservation of arid lands and their natural resources, and works collaboratively with leading institutions including Ben-Gurion University, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Sde Boqer, and the Department of Applied Research.
Dr. Solowey's research in the Experimental Orchards, which she founded in 1975, is the foundation for important new applications in botanical medicine, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture. Her work covers a wide range of subjects including the study of endangered medicinal herbs, the search for crops that can be grown in arid and saline soil, and the investigation into raising plants on marginal lands suitable for the production of ethanol for bio-fuel.
Research Projects include:
Middle East Medicinal Plants (MEMP)
Dr. Solowey's Middle East Medicinal Plant Project (MEMP), which is sponsored by the Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine Research Center of Hadassah Hospital, aims to protect and propagate the rare medicinal and biblical plants of the Southern Negev and Dead Sea area. MEMP has informed innovative pharmaceutical
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Methuselah
Methuselah is a date palm that Dr. Elaine Solowey sprouted from a 2,000 date seed. This seed, among others, was found during the excavations of Masada in the mid 1960's. In 2005, several of these seeds were obtained by the Louis L. Borick Natural Medicine
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Developing a Commercial Crop
After 35 + years of work, two of Dr. Solowey's longest standing projects with the Argania Spinosa tree and the Marula tree, have finally come to fruition.
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In 1975, Dr. Solowey established the Experimental Orchards.
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Elaine Solowey
Director of Center for Sustainable Agriculture elaine.solowey@arava.org
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I particularly enjoyed studying with Elaine Solowey and her class about sustainable agriculture where we learned about the effects of global climate change and in response learned to create and maintain our own garden in the Arava desert."


In the News | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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It was sent to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel's southern desert, where Elaine Solowey, head of the center for sustainable agriculture and a biblical plant expert, began to study it and try to revive it."

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In 2005, one of three 2,000-year-old date seeds discovered in the 1963 excavations at Masada, and kept in storage, was successfully germinated by scientist Elaine Solowey, director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in the southern Negev.
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"He is a big boy now," says Elaine Solowey, who works with Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Kibbutz Ketura in Israel.


ACSD Staff | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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Dr. Elaine Solowey Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology


The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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Dr. Elaine Solowey Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture elaine.solowey@arava.org

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