Meet our friend, Simcha "Sim" Herring.


Born in South Africa and raised in the United States, Sim is a non-profit consultant living in Shaked, Israel, a yishuv located in the lush forest landscape of northern Samaria. With help from his family, Sim is planting a native oak tree nursery for all its residents and its visitors, to enjoy for generations to come. By reimagining the urban forest within the community and expanding the natural landscape around it, we are educating local residents and visitors alike about long-term preservation of our natural resources and a celebrating our local forests as a meaningful part of our communal lives. In 2020, Sim and Yishuv Impact planted 58 trees, with the goal of planting 1,000 trees in five years.



The Yishuv welcomes you to join Sim and our team for a family-friendly adventure planting trees in Shaked, all year round. This unique opportunity includes a morning or afternoon at the site of the nursery , a light meal featuring delicious local goods, and a fun-filled tree planting of any number of trees. The cost of each tree is 180 NIS and can be purchased through our Paypal platform. Your payment can also be processed as a 501(3)(c) US Non-Profit tax-deductible donation.



If you are unable to join us in Shaked to plant your own tree, but would like to support this project, or have a tree planted in your name or the name of a loved one, reach out and let us know. Include your name, phone number, and purpose for planting (optional) and we will get back to you right away.


A percentage of the proceeds from Yishuv Industries funds eco-friendly impact projects like our Shaked oak tree nursery, in the communities our products are sourced from.