422: Stacey Murphy on Setting Goals for Growing.

Gathering gurus to help gardens grow.


Stacey is a garden geek, growing food since 1979, and her superpower is packing, literally, tons of food into tight spaces. She has helped thousands of new gardeners from six continents grow vegetables and herbs in small spaces, enjoy fresh, affordable vegetables, and live a healthy, happy life.

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She does this by walking eager growers through her holistic garden system, showing what to grow, when and where. Stacey offers an online education series with experts talking about different elements of growing food.  This spring, she has organized the Garden Freedom Series with 13 days of jam-packed gardening know-how to help get herb and vegetable gardens started.


In This Podcast:

Growing up gardening side-by-side with her parents helped Stacey Murphy have a solid connection with food. She lost this connection when she went to college and began working as an engineer and architect. It wasn’t until she was living in a studio apartment in Brooklyn that this disconnection was healed as she realized how little fresh food was in her diet and neighborhood. She started growing food in her tiny apartment and began working with a network of urban farmers. Fast forward to now as Stacey works online with gardeners in her Garden Freedom series and with people from 169 countries who all share the same concerns about their food.  

Listen in and learn about:

“I woke up one morning and I realized how little fresh food there was in my world. I felt just disconnected with the earth.” 

  • Started gardening side-by-side with her parents 
  • Finding your connection to the earth after losing it 
  • A lifestyle of health and vitality and feeling connected to nature 
  • 3rd annual Garden Freedom series,  Feb. 14- Mar. 1, 2019
  • Growing food in a Brooklyn studio apartment 
  • Her journey from Brooklyn to San Diego to being an online presence 
  • Working with people in 169 countries who all have the same concerns about their food 

“When we eat whole foods, those food becomes our medicine. We grow own health care system.” 

As well as: 

  • Her advice – Have fun! Play and experiment 

 How to reach Stacey: 

Facebook: BKFarmyards  

Email: stacey@bkfarmyards.com 

See other Urban Farm podcasts featuring Stacey:  

105: Stacey Murphy on Urban Farming in Brooklyn 

366: Stacey Murphy on The Garden Hack Summit.

UrbanFarm.org/gardenfreedom


To learn more about more about Growing Your Own Food
visit IWantToGarden.com

And to see the I’m an Urban Farmer line
visit ImAnUrbanFarmer.com


Note: You can also find these books mentioned above at one of our favorite local independent bookstores and have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a small business.


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