Intrigues and riots were not the main business of the settlers. In 1885 settlement managers, on behalf of Baron Rothschild, sent a request to the Hovevey Zion, an organization in Russia, and asked to send six talented young people capable of studying agricultural business and teaching it to the first settlers. Among the fellows arrived Michael Puhachevsky. After studying in the North of the country, Puhachevsky very quickly settled in Rishon LeZion and continued Meerovich’s work on the cultivation of grapes. Later he founded industrial cultivation of citrus fruits. Thanks to him, this park turned from gardens and orchards into a research agricultural laboratory, with hundreds of plants from around the world. These tall palm trees are called Washingtonia robusta. Their homeland is Mexico, California, and Arizona.