The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The alfalfa institute was photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
Symbol of the Upper Galilee Regional Council
The symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports Alfalfa Institute
The alfalfa institute in Kfar Blum was built in 1950, with the aim of drying the alfalfa, harvested by a combine, as feed for cows. In its early stages, the building was called the "Drying Institute". The institute was one of the first alfalfa institutes in Israel.
In 1958, in order to make the institute more efficient and for it to have economic justification, they established a company in the Galilee called "Alfalfa of the Galilee". The kibbutzim were partners in the company: Dan, Dafna, Kfar Giladi, Mashgav Am, Gonen, Kfar Hanasi and Kfar Blum.
The partnership changed the "face of the institute", started an industry of dumplings and alfalfa flour for animals. In 1990, with the establishment of more alfalfa institutes in Israel and with the difficulty of dealing with the competition, the institute was closed.
[Photo: Alfalfa Institute]