Is back!

Care to wager a guess our harvest for the month of August?

Tally “Hoe” Contest

This year, we urban aggies here at Path to Freedom,  are on a personal challenge to grow from our annual 6,000 lbs to 10,000 lbs harvest on a 1/10 acre garden – how close will we get to our goal?

How to Enter

It’s easy, all you have to do is enter the following information into the comment located at our sister site (click here to enter) for a chance to win

  1. Your Freedom Gardens user name (not a Freedom Gardener, here’s how to join)
  2. Your guess for the poundage harvested at our Freedom Garden for the month of August
  3. There is a limit of one guess per person

Deadline: The contest ends on Friday September 12 at 9:00 PST . We’ll announce the winner on Monday, September 15th

Note: You MUST be a registered member of FreedomGarden.org (not a member, sign up!) If no one guesses within 50# of the LBS harvested, “the pot” will roll over until there is a winner!  In case of a tie two prizes will be awarded.

Prizes: Gift certificate to the Peddler’s Wagon

1st $ 25.00
2nd $15.00
3rd $10.00

{Note comment box here will be closed – please post your guess here}

Good luck.

Keeping It Real

The point of this contest was to have fun and get others involved in keeping track of their progress.

Back in 2001 when Farmer D said that we start weighing what came from the garden we were blown away by the first year’s figures of 1 ton.  Sheesh, what does a ton of food even look like – and we weren’t even trying. Of course, we all were shocked — could such a small plot produce tons of food?  To make sure this wasn’t some sort of  fluke, the next year’s harvested weighed in at a little over 3,000 lbs.  A light certainly went off – the impossible was possible to grow food in the city!

When it comes down to it – it’s all about keeping records and the numbers.   Weighing in the actual fruits of your labor you are not just spouting off concepts you are living a more earth based lifestyle.  By following the entire process from seed to fruit year after year only then can you understand what it takes to truly be an urban homesteader.

Our earth, we dig it.

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