Monday, January 16, 2012

Inspiration and Motivation

Do you think mini farming is something you may want to do? Are you unsure that you can accomplish your goals? I have just the video for you. This family is finishing up year one of their challenge to stay out of grocery stores and restaurants, eating food only from their mini farm and farmers markets. This has saved them thousands of dollars over the course of a year and boosted their nutrition while bringing the family and community closer together.

Please note that this family is not growing their crops in raised beds. Also, their produce is planted in traditional rows, and I see bare earth with no cover crops planted to hold their soil in place and replenish lost nutrients. If this family utilized intensive farming techniques, they could produce even more! So, are you excited yet? I know I am!
You can watch other Grow Series videos on YouTube. These episodes are produced by Whole Foods Market. Here's their channel if you want to check them out: Whole Foods Market - Grow Series


  1. Farmers markets are the best! I applaud everything you and others are doing.

  2. I subscribed to their channel. Thanks for the link!