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I can answer questions on vegetable gardening - Raised Beds, Container, Soil-Beds, "Poor Man's Hydroponics", Organic, etc.

Experience in the area

Gardened using The Mittleider Method for 30 years. Conducted seminars, college-level training programs, produced 80 video lectures, written hundreds of gardening articles, answered thousands of gardening questions, created a gardening website www.foodforeveryone.org with free ebook, free greenhouse plans, FAQ section with 355 gardening articles.


Food For Everyone Foundation - President - Mission is "Teaching the world to grow food one family at a time."


Numerous website publications


Taught personally for 20 years by Dr. Jacob R. Mittleider, "The Garden Doctor", assisted him in creating and conducting major gardening training projects in America and Russia.

Awards and Honors

Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor

What do you like about this subject?

I believe everyone is better off by having a personal hand in providing for themselves, and that vegetable gardening also helps us feel closer to nature and to nature's God.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn the answers to all important questions relating to growing vegetables, so that I can be of greater service to others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Vegetable gardening can be done, and healthy, tasty food produced from any location that gets adequate sunlight - even a concrete patio or roof-top. And you don't need dirt! Sawdust and sand, with proper natural mineral nutrients, can produce a great harvest of tasty vegetables and fruit.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It is amazing to some people that organic gardening and hydroponic growing can actually coexist in the same "method" or using the same principles and procedures.

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Nadine Riddle03/12/13101010Thank you so much. Nadine and Gary
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Recent Answers from Jim Kennard

2015-09-12 Jim Kennard:

Stacy:    We recommend the use of Weekly Feed and Pre-Plant on field crops.  The actual materials used depend on what you have abailable to you.    Please research the cost and availability of the following:

2014-07-14 Double bladed hoe head:

You can purchase the Kenyon 2-way hoe head at www.growfood.com/shop.  It costs $13.95 plus 6.15 shipping.  I recommend you purchase a good RAKE handle to put on it.  That gives you a great tool with reach

2012-10-25 Farm and Nurseries:

You still haven't told me if you are getting light from the sun, or from all artificial light, or some combination.  Light is ALL IMPORTANT, and the number of stalks of corn OR sugar cane are going to

2012-10-24 Farm and Nurseries:

The amount of space you need depends on how many plants you want to grow.  We plant corn 8" apart, with two rows in an 18"-wide soil bed or or Grow-Box, which amounts to 92 plants in a 30'-long bed.  Aisles

2012-10-24 Farm and Nurseries:

Growing corn and sugar cane indoors is simple, but EXPENSIVE!  I DO NOT recommend it.  They both require a large amount of space for the amount of yield they produce.  Depending on the price of sugar,


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