The orchard

14.10.2011                      16.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 2

Agrarmuseum:

The orchard

A small museum in Rehovot offers a look at the history of what once was a major industry in Israel – the growing and exporting of citrus fruit.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Rehovot, close to the Weizmann Institute of Science, is a museum that presents the history of the country’s citrus industry.
The moshava of Rehovot was established in 1890, and 14 years later the first citrus orchard was planted there by Zalman Minkov.
The orchard was known for employing only “Hebrew labor” at a time when such a thing was unusual. Some of the most famous members of the Second Aliya worked there, later going on to greater things: Yosef Haim Brenner, A.D. Gordon, the poet Rahel and many others….