Urban Farming Tips From A Pro

Urban Farming Tips From A Pro

Stephanie Kinnear
Nov 13, 2009

R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting, is sharing some of his how-to information on how to grow fresh food when you have zero land. We're all ears.

In an interview with Grist, Ruppenthal offers specific advice for anyone wanting to start a small, urban garden. He also offers a bunch of inspiration. Really, it's like a pep talk for first-time, aspiring urban farmers.

Our favorite quote:
The only difference between a "black thumb" gardener and a "green thumb" gardener is that green thumbs learn from their mistakes, try again, and keep trying until they get it right. Then they replicate, and build upon, their successes.

Read the whole interview here.

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Via: Grist

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