Saturday, March 29, 2014

Grow 5-10x More food from your garden...

Less Space, Less Work, Less Cost & Less Water

Yeah, kind of attention-getting idea, huh? That's on the flyer for a seminar I attended recently on gardening (and if you would like to skip my commentary and get right to the good stuff, feel free to skip down to the other words in blue at the end of this post, because they are the rest of the flyer... :) 

I have decided that I just need to increase my knowledge concerning all things preparedness, so I am trying to learn new things. Skills, methods, you name it. So, this year (last year's posting numbers were pretty sparse, no?) hopefully I will be posting things I'm learning that will make it easier to be prepared for any type of emergency that may come my way. In light of that goal, I share the following, because I want to have ways to have my own food supply in my backyard as much as possible:

While in Utah I attended a seminar on the Mittleider method of gardening. It was a half-day seminar, and it was well-attended--I think I heard someone say that there were 250 people in attendance. I did arrive a little late, but the first part of the seminar was mostly more of an explanation of the method, and how effective it is, while the second part took place in a garden (two gardens, actually) nearby where there was an actual demonstration of how to prepare a garden for this method, a demonstration of how to mix the nutrients that are a crucial factor in growing the food, and explanations on the best methods for planting. It takes quite a bit of effort to set up for the method, but the yields on produce that have come from it make me want to try it--so I bought the book, and am going to see what I can do with it. The book has complete instructions from what I understand, (those presenting actually cited page numbers as they were doing certain tasks, so that we would know where to find the information) and since the plants seem to thrive once they have the nutrients they need, I would like to do what I can to improve our garden yield this year. Last year's yield was not where we would have liked it to have been, unfortunately...

Anyway, I write about this because, come to find out, the Mittleider gardening team is heading up to Idaho in April, and I wanted to give everyone a head's up on what their schedule is, in case they are interested in attending. You may first want to check out more information here, and then if you are interested, there will be seminars in the future in the following locations, according to their flyer:

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Thursday, April 10 1pm-6pm
LDS Church: "Rose Park Building"
351 West 14th Street, Idaho Falls, ID

Ammon, Idaho
Friday, April 11th,  9am-2pm
LDS Church: Ammon Stake Center Building
2055 S. Ammon Road, Ammon, ID 83406

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Saturday, April 12th, 2 sessions 8am-1pm or 1:30pm-6:30pm
LDS Church: "Cottages Building"
2200 Stafford Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

You can also find more information on the Mittleider method here. I need to check out that website, which has videos on the Mittleider method...

I haven't tried this method, but it sure looks promising. Who doesn't want more gardening yield in less space? If you have tried this method,  I would love to hear about it, and whatever method you use with your garden this year, I hope your efforts are successful...

Grow 5-10x More Food from Your Garden with
Less Space, Less Work, Less Cost & Less Water
Rows are straight with wide aisles. Grow in
soil or in containers.
Vertical growing to increase yields and
reduce losses from pests and disease.
Gardens are clean & weed free. Increase
yields of healthy produce 5-10 times.
To Sign Up Call or Text:
David Gillmore
or e-mail
Free Vegetable Gardening
Hands-on & In Class Seminar
With Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor Jim Kennard*
Learn a Better, Simpler, Money Saving Way to Garden.
• Grow Enough Food to Feed a Family of 4 on 1/20th of an Acre.
• Increase Yields From 5-10 Times and Get Higher Nutrition.
• Save Water. Water for Only 30-60 Seconds a Day.
• Garden in Any Soil Without Manure, Compost or Mulch.
• “Super Organic” Method using Natural Mineral Fertilizer.
• Grow Healthier, Pest Resistant Plants 365 Days a Year.
5 hours of unique training to give you a great garden in any soil.
2 ½ hours in the classroom & 2 ½ hours in the garden.
Dates & Locations:
Friday, March 28th, 1pm-6pm
LDS Church: Canyon Heights Building
3785 W Box Elder Dr 4000 N, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Tell and Bring Your Friends, Neighbors and Family
There is No Cost To Register or Attend The Seminar
Space is limited – Register now to reserve your seat.
Special Guest Presenter
Jim Kennard*
About Jim Kennard: Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor
Jim has served LDS service missions around the world teaching and establishing
gardening projects. He sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for twenty years.
He currently lives five miles from Adam-ondi-Ahman where is creating an
agronomy school to teach people how to grow high nutritious food quickly,
inexpensively and successfully. Jim is retired. He does this at his own expense.