Grow, Make, Feast

Farming Projects and Nature Inspiration for Small Homes & Apartments

No Space or Funds for Farming?

We're highlighting enriching farming activities that you can do even in the smallest apartment - for 5 shekels or less! (That's just $1.50)
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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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Australian Homemade Toffees: The Taste of My Childhood

My daughter has an end-of-year party today and the teachers asked the girls to bring "refreshments" AKA mounds of candy...

Why did it take me 4 months to make a single challah?

Because we grew, harvested, threshed, winnowed, ground, sifted, kneaded and baked it, all here in our apartment in Ramat Beit...

Just Hatched: My New Novel

This week we have an exciting new hatchling on Bloomah's City Farm. It's my new novel - Yedidya. I just...

VIDEO: Chameleons Have Slow feet and Fast Tongues

We were delighted to welcome this reptile visitor to Bloomah's City Farm yesterday. The slow-motion replay of its incredible roll-up tongue...

How to help plants survive a heatwave

It's the third day of Israel's heatwave and our plants are really suffering from the temperatures soaring above 40 degrees...

How to Start Your Own Butterfly Farm

This is a magical activity to do with your kids and now is the perfect season in Israel. Step 1:...

Landscaping with Builder’s Rubble – Free and Attractive

"Your backpack is so heavy. Have you got rocks inside?" Actually yes. My backpack is full of rocks! How else...

I’m Featured in Gila Manolson’s New Book

Here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, there aren't too many other farmers. Actually none. I guess you could say that my...

The No. 1 Vegetable to Plant Right Now

Everyone keeps asking me what to plant now, so I made a list of my favorite summer vegetables to grow....