First Look at Your Farmland + Save the Date

First… The news!The Educational farm finally confirmed the date of our first women’s farming session – Wednesday April 21, 2021 – 9:30am. Get all the details here Here is a photo of the land they have assigned to us It doesn’t look like much right now but thankfully we are women of vision, ready to work the…

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FREE EVENT: Come Farm with Me in RBS

Want to get out in nature? Breathe fresh air? Shake off the lockdown blues? Flex those muscles? Do some real gardening? Have fun with like minded women? Have an amazing new experience? Right here in Ramat Beit Shemesh? For women only? And for FREE?! Join me for 2 hours of gardening at the Educational Farm, Ramat…

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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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Live Workshop: Olives and Oil

You’re invited! Presenting the First Mornings on the Farm Workshop for Women! Right here at Bloomah’s City Farm in Ramat Beit Shemesh A. Hands-on Harvesting and Making Workshop: Olives and Oil When: Tuesday, December 8 – 10am – 11:30 Where: Bloomah’s City Farm on Nachal Lachish in Ramat Beit Shemesh A What’s in the Workshop?…

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Recipe: Bloomah’s Zucchini Lasagna

My two youngest kids and I wait for the big zucchinis to grow and then save them for this recipe, which we make once a week during the summer.We prefer it to “real” lasagna! It’s also perfect for people eating gluten free or low carb. Ingredients: 1 liter marinara sauce (we make it at home…

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Bloomah Hatches an Egg: A Story About Farming, Faith and Flops

This is my pet hen, Stripey. She’s not looking too plump right now. Her usually cherry-red comb has faded and her eyes are dull. She’d not sick, Thank G-d. It’s just that she’s been sitting on a nest full of eggs for the last 16 days. During that period, she’s barely eaten or drunk. She…

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Growing Vegetables in Israel Using Easy, Free Raised Beds

Want to know how I’m growing 47 summer vegetable plants in 8 sq.m.? Here’s how! Most people think that there are two options for growing vegetables at home: in containers or in the ground. But there is a third option that is MUCH better than both of the above: raised beds. Raised beds combine the…

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Israel Egg Shortage: Time to Start Your Backyard Flock?

In the past week, several people have contacted me to ask where they can buy hens and how to care for them. This seems to have been spurred by Israel’s massive egg shortage, coming right before Pesach – the most egg-intensive period on the Jewish menu. Perhaps this egg-istential crisis is pushing people to reconsider…

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6 vegetables from your kitchen you can plant and grow

It’s spring time! Do you wish you could grow some vegetables – but can’t visit the nursery due to lockdown? That’s why I created this list of 6 vegetables from your kitchen you can sprout and grow These plants are all ideally planted in spring – i.e. right now. 1. Sweet potato Plop a sweet…

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