In 1975, Dr. Solowey established the Experimental Orchards. The orchards are 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. In 2015 the orchards were recognized by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority as a Shelter Garden for Endangered Plant Species.    
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