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Man in Overalls - Let's Grow Everywhere!

I just read a little book about a big deal: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg. It's helping me make some sense out of my entire adventure in Overalls.[For context, Gretais a 16-year-old Swede who has been on a school strike to draw attention to the climate crises because we've got until 2030 to cut our emissions by 50% or suffer a positive feedback loop where warming leads...

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Man in Overalls - It's Like Washing Your Dishes

I often hear folks joke, "Yeah, I had a garden once. I put in all this money & effort, and I only got a handful of tomatoes. Each one of them cost $27!" And they usually end by saying something about not having a green thumb. My first tomatoes of the season I smile and think about a mental model I've been working on: Growing your groceries is like washing your dishes.While they're raving about how...

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Man in Overalls- #GrowYourGroceries in the Front Yard

I grow my groceries in my front yard.I've been growing gardens in front yards since I was eight years old.It started that way simply because that's where the best sunlight was, right out front. Let me ask, if you're honest, where's your best sunlight?For, I'd say, 90% of Americans with yards, their best sunlight is in the front yard."Yeah, but..." I hear a lot of people say, "...if Iplanted it out...

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A feast from a church garden's leftovers

Guest post by Lindsay, who's still in Tallahassee, still growing foodAbout 5 months ago, I took a bus down to Tallahassee just in time to plant a fall garden with the kids from Nathan's church. I learned how to plant collards, mustards, turnips, lettuce, and shallots, and then turned right around and taught kids--from preschoolers who were barely speaking right up to sweet, awkward 5th...

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