Posts Tagged ‘Growing Your Greens’

Inspiring Urban (Rental) Homestead in the Desert

Urban Homestead Grows Fruits, Vegetables & Animals in the Desert

John Kohler visits and tours a Las Vegas rental property, sharing tons of clever ideas for growing in less than ideal climate and circumstances. I cannot believe how much food this guy has growing in a small place! Whenever I’ve visited Las Vegas, I’ve felt assaulted by the arid heat. This little duplex must feel like a complete oasis in the desert, and you’d never know how much he has going on there just looking at the front of the house. Definitely worth a watch if you live in the desert or somewhere “too hot to grow anything.” I enjoyed it even though I no longer live in the desert, in part because I once tried gardening in Northern New Mexico and gave up when I realized what an “impossible” task it would be. If you know what you’re doing … or even if you’re willing to experiment … you can do just about anything these days. 🙂

Make Money by Helping People Grow Food in Raised Garden Beds

Here’s an inspirational interview with Jacob the Urban Farmer by John Kohler of Growing Your Greens. They cover how to put in a raised bed garden, how to trace the sun’s path, soil building, entrepreneurial tips, as well as information on Square Foot Gardening. I love solutions-oriented thinking in action:

For those of you not familiar with John Kohler, he’s been a mainstay in the raw food, juicing and gardening community for many years. I knew him when I lived in Northern California, and I’m so pleased with how he’s expanded his reach with this incredibly informative YouTube channel. Having seen his home garden and tasted his veggies, I can personally attest that he gets massive growth and grows some of the sweetest, most flavorful produce I’ve ever tasted. His channel is well worth some regular watching by anyone looking for fresher food, savings in the grocery store, more independence, a return to Nature, and the chance to make money in a faltering economy.