In this presentation Curtis Stone will walk you through the process in which a 2100 square foot lawn can be converted to a productive mini farm.
He’ll discuss the technical process of conversion, and the economics of producing out of that plot once it has been converted.
Curtis will demonstrate that your average lawn can be a considerable source of revenue, generating $18,000, or a significant source of food for the community.
This talk will be useful for anyone who is curious about how much food can be harvested from an average lawn space, or anyone who is interested in commercial urban farming.
The presentation will be followed up by Q&A.
This talk is an introduction to the full day Profitable Urban Farming workshops which will take place in Pasadena on January 23 and San Diego on January 24. For more information on those workshops visit permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmertour
When and Where:
Thursday, January 21
1355 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Register in advance or pay at the door.
About Curtis Stone:
Curtis Stone is an urban farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer, demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to stream line labor and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist.
About The Urban Farmer book:There are over 40 million acres of lawn in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).
“The Urban Farmer is simply the best guide out there for anyone wanting to grow vegetables for market. Chock full of practical information on costs, business planning, the best crops to grow, how much land to farm, growing techniques, and how to develop markets, this book covers it all.” Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden and The Permaculture City
“I have no hesitation in saying that The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone is one of the most important, and overdue, books on urban agriculture ever published. It is simultaneously deeply visionary and immensely practical.” Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Movement
Learn more about the 2016 Book Tour at permaculturevoices.com/theurbanfarmertour