VIDEO: Watch Our Latest Harvests

If you’ve always dreamed of harvesting your own food, it’s not as impossible as you might think! The past two months have been blessed with lots of picking, processing and feasting here on our tiny urban farm in the midst of the sprawling Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. This 1-min video gives you a quick…

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How to Pick Nettle and Make Gourmet Nettle Soup

This nettle soup has SUCH a rich interesting flavor and inexplicably creamy texture, despite having so few ingredients and no flavorings. If you’re stuck at home and restless during lockdown, making nettle soup might be just the adventure you need. Wild Nettle Soup Recipe Step 1 – Find Nettles and Pick Stinging Nettles grow wild…

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Workshop: Learn the KNF Method to Grow Greater Vegies

If you LOVE learning amazing new ways to garden and grow, this workshop is for you! I’m excited to be hosting Sam Bevans, the only certified Korean Natural Farming instructor in Israel, right here on my little farm in Ramat Beit Shemesh A. You’re invited to join! Korean Natural Farm is a proven approach that…

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Don’t Buy Basil, Grow MAGIC Basil

Meet Magic Basil: one of my favorite plants to grow in Israel. It blooms all year, produces tasty leaves and benefits the world (bees love it). I always pick leaves from this perennial basil for my delicious homemade pesto. It’s not the same as the annual basil you buy in the supermarket, in that it…

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Recipe: Pesto Like None Other!

Pesto Pesto Pesto!!! Who loves pesto? When most people make it, it involves buying multiple plastic-wrapped bunches of basil, parsley and/or cilantro. Why? Because that’s how you make pesto! Unless you’re a city farmer 🙂 ince I grew wary of the scary amounts of plastic packaging involved in making a small bowl of pesto, I…

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Bloomah’s City Farm in 2020: Before and After

When people visit my farm these days and see all the trees and growing beds and animal friends and all the many things going on, they immediately think that I must have been doing this for a very long time. However, here’s the truth. Today is December 31, 2020. Believe it or not, on January…

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How to Brew Your Own Apple Vinegar

Making your own apple vinegar is a very satisfying city farming project because: It makes magical use of waste scraps of fruit – rather than throwing them away It produces a useful, expensive-to-buy product that is great for food flavoring, home remedies and for cleaning (See my recipe for homemade citrus-infused all-purpose cleanser) Since this…

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Pure and Scrumptious Homemade Apple Sauce

Don’t you love it when a SINGLE natural ingredient can be transformed into the most delicious spoonful? Homemade apple sauce is like that. So simple, so pure, just the delight of freshly harvested apples attaining their delicious perfection. It’s one of my ultimate winter comfort foods. *Step 1 Peel and core apples. As many as…

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Vegetable Gardening Workshop this Wednesday

Want to experience the delight of watching vegetables grow on your balcony or yard? Want to see your family pick and eat homegrown organic vegetables? Want to get your hands in the soil and be inspired by the wonder of Creation? Hands-On Winter Vegetable Gardening Workshop When: Wednesday, December 23 – 10am – 11:30 Where:…

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