FARMER D AT SMITH & HAWKEN'S

Homegrown Revolution: Getting Our Hands Dirty – Growing the Future

When: Saturday, June 14th
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Smith & Hawkens, Pasadena

Farmer D will give a talk and power point presentation about his intensive and productive growing efforts. He’ll share planting, composting, soil boosting methods and techniques for the urban gardener.

Call the store for details (626) 584-0644

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  1. Sinfonian says:

    Wow, to be a fly on the wall that day. Any chance it will be on the web anytime soon? Your intensive garden looks very different than mine, but then again I’m new at this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  2. Susan S says:

    Oh, if only I could go!

    I show this website to people at work and tell them that I want my yard to look like yours — surprisingly many of them think it’s not only possible but probable (although I am sure they don’t realize I would have to be home basically full time to tend it). I know you hear from people all the time who long for the same freedom but I really think you would be surprised how many ‘mainstream’ people really long for the ability to grow some of their own food. This website is really inspiring many of my fellow staffers to get more involved in their own food production!

  3. Kory says:

    I’m with Susan S. Some people are realizing what is possible. I remarked that no one had so much as a flower bed while we were driving through a really upscale housing tract, and how sad it was. She aptly pointed out that they probably don’t think they have the time. I think thats even more sad. A change of priorities is what is needed. People are waking up to what is possible, but possibility wont become reality until we start committing to change.

  4. Sinfonian says:

    It’s funny, my brother started out with two 4×8 beds and one 4×4 bed a decade ago, and now that his daughter is 14 he wants to turn his back yard into something like PTF’s so I shared this site and the videos with him.

    Myself, I just this year started with 130 SF of raised beds, plus turned a flower bed into a flower bed with two high bush blueberries as its centerpiece. My back yard is for my 4 and 2 year old boys. When they grow up, then it’s a different story. I’m sure by then I’ll be in the same position.

  5. Judy says:

    Wish that Pasadena CA was closer to Mobile AL LOL!! I would definitely love to attend Farmer D’s presentation. Maybe there will be a video of it in PTF’s future on YouTube? Fingers crossed! Keep up the great work!

  6. Eileen G says:

    Bummer, I read the post too late and missed the appearance. I would have LOVED to have been there. I’ve been rethinking my gardening and questioning every aspect of “how” I garden. I will try to catch you all next time you’re speaking.

  7. Andrea Lynch says:

    I have to tell you that my new motto in life is WWFDD..

    What Would Farmer D Do?????

    I’ve always gardened, but this website has changed the way I look at nature, the food supply, and what’s possible if I put my mind and back to it.

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