Kudos and Testimonials
We could not keep doing all this – the courses, the events, the podcast, the Fruit Tree Program and everything else without the feedback we are getting. Thank you so very much for these kind words!
“Greg, this is awesome – and just what I needed. I have done taken some of your online classes, have toured The Micro Farm, and have experimented a lot with what I’ve learned from all of your Webinars, etc. I am sharing as much as I can with my Church kids and our Caring for Creation team to encourage families to grow “something they can eat” at home. Thank you because this little book is a simple solution for beginners. I grew up on a Midwest farm, but learning your approach has made so much difference in my gardening – and my success. Gratefully, Bev”
“Hi Greg, A friend in the Phoenix area put me onto your podcast, and I’m grateful. We live in the Des Moines, Iowa area, and after 30 years serving as pastor of local congregations, I — along with my educational administer wife — followed the compulsion to learn how to grow food. Two city kids who had never done such work and didn’t know what we were doing, quit our jobs, moved to a ten acre farmstead outside of town and went to work. Now five years in, we continue to learn and make mistakes and read and listen to people like you while we work in the garden and chicken yard. So, just a note to thank you for the encouragement and continuing education. Blessings.”
“Thanks for the Creating the Permaculture City course. I really got a lot out of it, and will be sharing much of what I learned with my family during this holiday season. I thought Toby was a great presenter, and Greg was too, and I want to purchase more of their permaculture resource materials. I am recommending this to my family, and I wish I could have watched the presentations with a group of interested folks in the same room. We could have had discussions afterwards with perhaps a potluck before or after the class. I would like to have our local community college consider collaborating with your organization to use their facilities for a lifetime learning course to get a permaculture association going to compliment the other “place making” efforts in our community. I think more multi-generational resilience benefits could be emphasized. Tool libraries, time-banking, maker-spaces, food co-ops, CSA’s, etc… could do better together than apart almost like the plant guild’s described.”
“We first want to start with thank you for inspiring us to grow food. As new parents of twins we had a small goal of growing some food for our babies, now we have lot. Recently my twins stepped into the garden without stepping on plants they reached their target pea plants and plucked a pea and ate…..my wife almost cried (she is the green gal). What people like you are doing is not just food for families but how we grow as families. Thank you sir for what you are doing and changing one house at a time.”
"I love your podcasts! Inspires me to believe you can have a farm anywhere! You can truly bloom wherever you are planted!"
The energy and passion expressed was awesome,
“Seed Saving School Online is an awesome course. After completing this course I have a better understanding of the importance as to why we should save seeds and the necessary tools and skills to do so. I’m going to start saving my homegrown seeds from now onward here in Barbados. I love the fact that you can do it at your own pace and especially the long term availability of information from the course that you can reference even after you have completed the course. Thanks again Urban Farm U and Bill for such an awesome online course.”
“Hi there Greg. I discovered your podcast a few months ago and I’m enjoying it immensely. All your guests are very interesting and I love hearing about how others garden. I especially enjoyed the interview with Perrine Herve-Gruyer and I ended up buying their book Miraculous Abundance. I live with my husband and two children in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a city of a little over 1 million people and we live about 6km from the CBD in the inner suburbs. We are lucky to have a large block for the middle of the city. It’s 750 square metres which is about one fifth of an acre I think. A lot of that is taken up with the house, shed, trampoline, swing set and a 40,000 litre rainwater tank. There is also a large overhanging eucalyptus tree on one side which is very difficult to garden under. All the remaining space is taken up with my fruit and veg garden. I have 14 fruit trees, 6 raised beds and lots of no-dig beds at ground level. I’m able to grow about 80% of our veggies and a large proportion of our fruit. Some of the trees are still small so in the future I’ll be able to have nearly all our fruit growing in our garden. We also have 4 chickens. They are moulting at the moment as it’s Autumn so they haven’t laid any eggs for a week. On the first day of spring last year, 1st September 2016, I started a challenge to produce 150kg (about 300 pounds) of produce from my garden in one year. I have already produced 125kg in nearly 7 months so I’m pretty sure I’ll pass my goal of 150kg. I’ve had 15kg of potatoes, 23 kg of peaches, 17kg of tomatoes, 8kg of cucumbers, 10kg of zucchini and many other things. My pear and apple trees are laden with fruit and there is still all the winter vegies like cabbages and broccoli to come. Mandarins in winter too. Maybe next year I could have a goal of 200kg in a year. With careful planning and permaculture methods it’s amazing how much you can grow in a small space with very little cash outlay. We buy peastraw from a friend’s farm to use as mulch and as litter in the chicken house. We have a racecourse 10 minutes’ drive away and can get free horse manure from there. Our neighbour gives us his lawn clippings for compost and we give him compost in return. I buy seeds and small amounts of potting mix. Your podcast always inspires me to keep doing more in my garden and to try new ideas to improve it. Thank you for producing such a great podcast. Kind regards,”
“Hello Greg and team, This is an out-and-out fan letter. Probably my first and I’m not young! What a wonderful resource you provide! I subscribe to your podcast and just finished listening to Pam Freeman’s excellent podcast on raising chick, something I will be doing once the Arizona summer gives up, sometime early October. Just know that there is a fellow gardener, west of Luke Air Force Base and just south of the World Wildlife Zoo that enjoys, appreciates, and looks forward to your informative, helpful podcasts. They delight me. First fan letter done, and now to be sent. Sincerely,
"I would recommend this class (Jump Start Your Urban Farm) to everyone because the passion you have for permaculture principles has impacted my thinking and will shape my future plans and actions!"