John from goes on a field trip to an Urban Farm in Denver, Colorado to share with you how they make $1000 a week growing vegetables in a home they rent on 1/3 of an acre.
In this episode, you will learn how in just 7 months the Farmers transformed an empty yard into a fully operational farm growing microgreens, leafy green vegetables, root vegetables, and fruits.
You will get a tour of the entire farm showing you all the different areas and some of the infrastructures that have been built that can be easily removed if necessary.
You will discover how this farm is able to gross $1000 a week by selling food they grow on their 1/3 acre lot including washing, drying, cleaning and storing the vegetables when necessary.
You will learn about some of the most important equipment that was purchased to get this farm up and running. You will discover how hoop houses allow them to get an early start on the season, and grow foods until late in the season to produce an income for the longest period of time.
You will discover some of the specific crops that are being grown, and how they are doing it. You will learn how the entire farm is being run off a single hose spigot.
Finally, John will interview James the farmer and ask many questions regarding urban farming and his farm.
Jump to the following parts of this episode:
0:00:54 Tour of Growing in Front Yard
0:02:37 Make $240 for growing carrots in 2 months in little space
0:05:15 Back Yard Tour Starts
0:07:52 Hoophouse used to grow microgreens and starts
0:08:38 Types of Microgreens being grown
0:11:11 Growing Tomatoes in a Hoophouse
0:14:19 Hoophouse with no plastic why?
0:15:50 Rows of Leafy Greens
0:19:50 Interplanting – Use Your Weeds to Eat
0:22:08 Feeding Chickens
0:24:08 Washing Shed to increase the value of crops and conserve water
0:25:09 Brand New Washing Machine Converted to Salad Spinner
0:27:58 Farmers tools that help him grow
0:30:29 Farm Irrigation System run by one spigot
0:33:05 Interview with Farmer James
0:34:17 Is it true you never grew anything before:
0:34:54 Why did you decide to grow vegetables instead of Pasture Animals?
0:37:12 How soon after you starting farming did you make money?
0:38:05 How much money did you invest in infrastructure?
0:39:50 How much time has the BCS tiller saved you?
0:41:40 Why didn’t you focus on building your soil?
0:43:44 Would You Pay $800 for Curtis Stones Course again?
0:45:28 Why is it important to ensure you have a market for your produce?
0:49:00 Why is presentation important when selling at the farmers market?
0:51:44 How much money do you make and is this your only income?
0:52:50 How would you improve farming next year? Will you grow next year?
0:54:50 How many hours a week did you put in when you started?
0:57:40 How rewarding has it been to grow food for other people?
1:00:00 What are the 3 top challenges you had growing food?
1:03:30 What are the top 3 varieties of crops you grow?
1:04:55 Why is important to be transparent and have an open door policy?
1:07:43 Can anyone start a farm?
1:10:00 My suggestions for the farm
1:15:30 Any Final Tips for my viewers?
1:19:10 How can someone contact you and your farm?
After watching this episode, you will learn how to set up an urban farm at a rental home or home you own. You will learn some of the most important actions you can take in order to be successful operating your own urban farm to feed your community.
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