Workshop in RBS: Grow Your Own Bountiful Fruit Trees

Do you dream of picking your own fruit grown in your own yard or on your porch? Join Bloomah for this inspiring and practical fruit tree workshop! What’s included? PLUS: Light Brunch Featuring scrumptious home-grown farm treats BONUS: Take home a cutting or seedling of a FREE exotic, super-easy-grow edible plant (options: thornless blackberry, pitanga,…

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Top Experts Taste my Homemade Wine + WSET Course Review

Back in August I picked grapes and made my own wine for the first time and completely fell in love with this unbelievably simple yet magical process. Read about my winemaking adventures here. Since then we’ve been drinking the wine and sharing it with others. My husband and I think it is the most delicious…

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What I’m Growing on Shmitta

Shmitta can be hard. There are many things that I would like to do in my garden right now. Such as: Prune back the Panama Berry tree, which I adore, but it growing so fast that by the end of the year it will be shading most of the other trees and plants in that…

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My 3-Year Olive Oil Quest – In Mishpacha Magazine

In this week’s Chanukah Edition of Mishpacha Magazine you will find a feature I wrote about our 3-year quest to produce our own olive oil from the beautiful olive trees that surround us here in the Land of Israel. Expect vivid descriptions of gorgeous landscape, wrangles with taciturn farmers and tenacity in the face of repeated failure,…

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Picking and Pressing Olive Oil in Israel

Note: This article is from 2021. One of my favorite times of year Olive harvest season! This is my third year participating in this most scenic and satisfying of pursuits. I think I am perfecting my whackity-whack technique! I’ve definitely upped my game since last year. We picked 96kg over 2 days. Then we hauled…

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How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Yard in Israel

Every gardener wishes that they had ladybugs in their yard! Besides being iconic and adorable, ladybugs are voracious munchers of those pesky aphids. But how can we get these cute and hungry guests into our gardens? It’s not that easy, especially in the city. But BH we finally succeeded in creating a thriving ladybug colony…

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A Tale of 2 Cute Chicks and a Cute Little Farm

Today I went for a meeting at the Educational Farm to make sure that everything is ready to go for our launch event on Wednesday morning. If you remember, this is how our land looked before Pesach This is how our cute little farm looks today – all ready for us to build our raised beds…

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