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Craft's Origin is a workshop where  agricultural "upcycling" meet, sustainability and craftsmanship

The desire to live in balance with the environment

When we returned to the family farm after a decade in the metropolis, we looked at our surroundings with more mature eyes and a deeper look. It was time to apply the experience we had gained as descriptive knowledge alongside modern consumer life. In the transition back to the village, to nature, to the sources,  We arrived with a toolbox that we continue to praise. Combining permaculture theory with the concept of product management in a high-tech environment led us to the insight that we must begin to "renew" what is possible, increase the life cycle of produce and leave the energy entering the economy and give it more use, than let it come out as it entered And inject back into the fields.

The farm has continued for many decades to grow peaches, nectarines, wine grapes and olives on tens of dunams around the moshav and with that we decided to start working. Every season, dozens of tons of fruit are thrown away every day of picking. Farmers call it "rot" because by the time the fruit reaches the consumer it is already rotten, we prefer to call them "surplus" and instead of producing waste, turn it into a raw material. The vast majority of peaches thrown away are good for eating, distilling liquor and extracting oil from the seeds.

Known in the world from ancient times as a substance as a cure for diseases, skin care and beauty conductors, peach kernels consist mainly of oil with many medicinal properties and we decided to extract it alongside peeling grains from the crushed shells. We focus on ancient methods that do not combine toxic substances or waste generation, methods that are environmentally friendly, in small quantities, handmade and very meticulous.

With much respect and appreciation for the old generation of farmers who to this day hold the industry, and in a collaboration born out of necessity to renew, we try to weave the old with the new. Learn from the vast experience of farmers and combine the principles of permaculture, forestry, edible forestry and in general, agriculture that improves and improves its environment instead of depleting its resources and tiring it for several decades until it is abandoned.

The first step upon our return to the area was to plant dozens of fruit trees and pioneer plants to revive the soil, grow a pollinator garden and set up a freedom farm for bees, where  Local swarms can complete their life cycle without interruption and help heal the soil, the environment and ourselves.

Out of a deep nostalgic connection to roots, ancient crafts and the old world, "The Source of the Craft" was established to bring together old, modern, renewable and ancient agriculture, together with the art and crafts of the old world in an attempt to preserve the magic of simple life and age-old craft.

In the studio we produce in small quantities and with traditional methods, a variety of products that connect to our worlds and headed by them - pure wax candles. Beeswax that we save from the industry and give new life to the raw material in order to raise awareness of the importance of caring for and raising bees at home. Whether in the garden, on the balcony or on the roof. Makor Hamelacha's store also presents products from collaborations with creators, artists and suppliers from fields that are tangent to the simple life worlds of yesteryear. 

"Agriculture needs to move from large mechanical operations to small farms that are connected only to life itself. Physical existence and the food menu should have a simple place. If this is done, the work becomes pleasant and there is plenty of space for spiritual breathing."

Masnobu Fukuoka

The straw reed revolution is an introduction to natural agriculture

Garden and orchard permaculture

Experimental area of an acre and on it  A very wide variety of edible and useful species arranged by layers

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Freedom Farm for Bees

When trying to save bees, we are trying to save humanity and the planet as we know it 

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Chicken Farm
Apple Orchard
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