Before the unplanned hiatus of this blog's activity through the summer due to my market garden absorbing every last bit of my time, I had a bit of momentum going. People were...sending me stuff to post! The blog was functioning as it was intended! But those days are long gone. We all became too busy to take, let alone send, photos, and now it's the day after the party and I'm walking around with a black plastic garbage bag picking up empties and wondering who took a shit in the sink. It's a few days later now, and I've got good news. I made, like, $22 from the empties I collected, and it turns out that it was just some Japanese Burdock that a well meaning friend had washed and left in the sink to dry. So, flush with cash and full of energy from Burdock Stew, it's time to plan the next party. I've got a good number of Podcast episodes planned and in the works, and I'll be combing the web for good farming ideas. But I can't plan this party alone folks...send me your photos! Don't have a specific idea to share? Take after this here post and just send me a few shots that most represent your farm or garden! Together we can throw a party so great someone will actually mistake my sink for a toilet! Ok. On to the post:
Curtis Stone is a friend and colleague who has built a really successful urban veggie farm based onSPIN Farming Techniques. The farm is called Green City Acres. Curtis is really good with systems, and so fastidious he's able to farm in a tuxedo. He's basically The Wolf from Pulp Fiction but instead of fixing gangsters' problems he grows tomatoes and bok choi. Curt does a lot of winter production. These photos are taken from his farm's Facebook page, which I recommend you check out--he posts lots of photos there.
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