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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...
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How to Grow a Loofah Sponge in Israel

Today was a big day nine months in the making. Today we picked and processed the loofah sponges that we...
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My Chicken became a Ba’al Teshuva!

This chicken is perfect in every way - except for one problem. The problem is that this chicken is a...
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Making and Lighting Olive Oil with Kids

In honor of Chanukah, I just ran a hands-on olive picking and pressing workshop for the family's of the Community...
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VIDEO TOUR: Our Winter Vegetables + Hydroponics

This is an early December tour of my vegetable growing beds. Winter vegies such as kohlrabi, onions, fennel and snow...
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Wild Edible Mushrooms – To Eat or not to Eat?

A lot of these cute mushrooms have been popping up in our peanut bed. With the help of an Israeli...
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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...
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Adventures in Olive Picking and Pressing

Recently, here in Israel we were blessed with the first rains of the winter. You know what that means, right?...
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Bloomah’s in Mishpacha: What My Rabbi Said

Today, October 14, is an exciting day for me and my mission: a 6-page feature article about Bloomah's City Farm...
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NEW: City Farming Workshops at Bloomah’s

Let the beauty and wonders of nature inspire you! Want to plant, harvest, make, and sample the most incredibly fresh,...
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Our Winter Vegetable Garden Plan

Sukkos is behind us and that means it's time to get serious about winter vegetable planting. I just ordered a...
My bee swarm on its last legs. The only babies are boys - a sure sign of doom!

Animal Instincts: Do Humans Have them?

The amazing thing about living with animals is I get to observe a very powerful force of nature up close:...
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How I Made Homegrown Crushed Tomatoes – And Will I Ever Do it Again?

We eat a lot of tomatoes in our family but very few of them fresh. Usually they take the form...
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Homemade Fruit Leather: You MUST try this!

If you only try one food preservation project this year - this is the one! It's ridiculously simple, requires no...
Our outdoor dining area... after I scrubbed it for the photographer

Is Bloomah’s Photogenic Enough?

Tomorrow a photographer from a major magazine is coming to do a shoot at Bloomah's City Farm AKA my backyard....
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The Secret Truth About Growing Your own Vegetables

I have a confession. Many of the vegetables I grow on my farm are imperfect. The kind of vegetables that...
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Why I never planted peanuts before – and why I did now

My peanuts sprouted! I have wanted to grow peanuts for such a long time but I never did. Since they...
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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,...