The Levi Eshkol Green Village (Hakfar Hayarok) is an enchanted, green haven, located within the boundaries of Ramat Hasharon. The village is essentially an agricultural-educational institution, attended by nearly 2000 students for whom the place acts as a boarding school. The village, however, is open to outside students as well.
The "Hayarok" part of the institute's name is in fact, a minor misinterpretation of the village's original name, which was simply 'Yarok' (Hebrew for Green), minus the Hebrew "Ha" definite article. The place was to be named after Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, whose birth name was David Green. It was only after the passing of Israel's third Prime Minister, Levi Eshkol, that the institute was rechristened, The Levi Eshkol Hakfar Hayarok (Green Village) Ltd.
The village's unique spirit and character are embodied in its diverse environments and attractions. For instance, the village is home to a small zoo named "Touching Nature" and an eco-park, built by the students themselves, under the supervision and guidance of the teaching staff, and in association with Tel Aviv University. The eco-park features a winter puddle, inside which a variety of flowers and vegetation have been planted, as well as various animal life that is indigenous to puddles and cisterns such as crabs, insects and amphibians; all of whom were at risk of extinction in the Sharon and Costal areas of Israel.
Daily school life for the village's students includes all areas of agricultural activity. These areas are considered to be of the more developed ones amongst all Israeli agricultural schools. For example, the village's cowshed produces 738,000 litres of milk annually, which is then sold to leading Israeli, milk and dairy corporation, Tnuva. The students are also in charge of cleaning the cowshed, feeding the cows and milking them – the latter of which is carried out by state-of-the-art milking machines. In 2012, a boutique creamery was opened, adjacent to the cowshed, where an assortment of cheeses and other top-quality dairy products are produced, as a show of business and educational entrepreneurship. Much like the cowshed, the pen too, is a large, grossing area for the village. The pen produces roughly 680,000 eggs annually, which are collected by the students who are also entrusted with cleaning the pen. The village is also home to a stable where 23 Arabian horses reside. Village students are in charge of caring for the horses and their foals; cleaning the facilities and assisting the onsite vet. Moreover, whilst there, students may also take up horse riding.