Exact location: near the 7 mills floodgate. There’s free parking at the agricultural farm, Rokach street, opposite to No. 74, Ramat Gan.
Suitable for: Ages 6+
Tours: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Duration: 30 minutes
Details: This is a rare opportunity to hear about the southern flour mill restoration at the 7 mills compound, laid out on the banks of the Yarkon River. The project was concluded recently and the tour will be hosted by the people who were responsible for its successful execution – the architect Tamar Ben Tovim, Meir Epstein, who was responsible for documenting and preserving the mill and the preservation contractor Shahar Mizrahi.
Flour mills were active in this area since the Roman era. Back then, they utilized water energy for milling the flour. This spot was central, bringing in the agriculturists of the area for milling their crops. Additionally, this encouraged goods shipping over the Yarkon river. In the 20’s of the 20th century the mills were bought by a Jewish resident of Tel-Aviv, but later get deserted and neglected. As part of the preservation works performed by the initiative of the Jewish National Fund Keren Kayemet Leisrael and Ganey Yehosha Company, the structure of the Southern mill was restored. Additionally, a small replica of the pumping mechanism of the mill was built, along with a partial model of the whole machinery.
During the tour, an ancient millstones technique will be presented. This type of milling had served the world for thousands of years along rivers that used the water flow.
* The tour is for 50 first participants. No need to sign up ahead.