“Tim shares an innovative new way to plant your tomato plants that gives them the water they need as well as great support while they grow. Each spot holds 4 tomato plants!”
Incredible 200+ Fruit Tree & Urban Garden in Phoenix Arizona
This may be the best forest garden in Phoenix. It’s an amazing accomplishment for a desert environment. Jake uses wood chips and leaves that are delivered free instead of going to the landfill.
Larry Hall’s Rain Gutter Grow System
Larry Hall in Minnesota has come up with a very interesting and highly productive gardening system you might want to look into. This gardening system is perfect for renters, tiny house owners, those who travel a lot and can’t oversee the plants except once a week, and those with limited garden space and/or bad soil. If you ever have to move, you can pack up everything in an hour and go.
The Avis’ Permaculture Homestead
“What does permaculture look like in real life? Nestled in southeast Calgary is one of the city’s original thriving permaculture projects – our home!
Curtis Stone: Passive Solar Greenhouse
Curtis Stone, The Urban Farmer, explains how he built his cold climate greenhouse in Canada. As usual for The Urban Farmer, the video is packed with interesting details. Note his comments on how he saved $10,000 by avoiding the common trap of overengineering. Curtis Stone’s videos and book explain how to make $100,000 farming ½ acre you don’t own.
Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
This is an amazing story recommended by Jim, one of our long time readers and supporters. So many things such as fruit walls are being forgotten due to the prevalence of relatively affordable energy.
“We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been transported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn’t always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.