Grow, Make, Feast

Farming Projects and Nature Inspiration for Small Homes & Apartments

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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...
Five Tomatoes, Four Peppers and an eggplant. They're still young. They're gonna get HUGE before the summer's done.

Growing Vegetables in Israel Using Cheap or Free Raised Beds

This post was updated in March 2023 Want to know how I'm growing 47 summer vegetable plants in 8 sq.m.?...

Keeping Chickens in Israel: A Backyard Guide

In the past week, several people have contacted me to ask where they can buy hens and how to care...

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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?...

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...

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,...

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:...

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...

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....

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...