A kibbutz environment in Costa Rica

Baltimore native Paul Siegel is using his farm near San Jose to give visitors a hands-on, back-to-nature experience.

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
February 3, 2011 20:05
A kibbutz established in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica kibbutz 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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When Paul Siegel was growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, he was watched over by the eyes of his great-grandparents, agricultural pioneers in Israel, from a picture hanging on the living-room wall.

Siegel knew that farming was part of the family history, and when he had a chance to visit Israel as a teenager one summer, he headed straight for a kibbutz.

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