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SPIN Gardening
Turn your garden into a significant food source with SPIN-Gardening™

Meet a SPIN farmer who hails from the green industry!

Lee McBride, Huntsville AL

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Lee’s 32 year career has spanned landscape management, tree care, organic lawn maintenance and edible landscaping, so SPIN-Farming was the natural next step for him. Teaching comes naturally to him, too. Whether in his own businesses or through advocacy groups and nonprofits, he has always shared his horticultural knowledge with employees, prospective Master Gardeners, community volunteers and families.

Lee is a consulting Arborist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of tree diseases and disorders and the protection of trees during construction, But his dedication to all things green has led him to serve as council member of the Alabama Urban Forestry Association; volunteer Arborist for the City of Madison Beautification and Tree Board; chair of the education committee of the North Alabama Food Policy Council; and adviser to the Greene Street Farmers Market. Lee serves on the board of Care Assurance System for the Aging (CASA), and its garden committee, and can usually be found at the CASA garden every Saturday morning.

In 2006 Lee found SPIN-Farming which was the impetus for his garden coaching and farm mentoring career. After implementing the methods slowly, over time, at the CASA garden and proving the concepts, Lee believes SPIN is the one method that can feed people and create economic opportunity all over the south.

As an adviser to a new non-profit incubator farm in Huntsville which trains farmers in the production and selling of high quality produce using shared equipment and resources, Lee is demonstrating and developing southern-style SPIN, and he can’t wait to you show y’all how it’s done. Can razorback purple hull peas be a high-value crop? He’ll let you know…

Lee has a pretty sophisticated approach to SPIN-Farming. It might be his landscaping background. He thinks that the next great American landscape may very well be defined by hundreds of thousands of working, productive sub-acre farms. But he knows it is not just about aesthetics. It will be the manifestation of a whole new value system.

SPIN Corps

How can you join the SPIN Corps?

SPIN Corps members need at least one season of generating income with SPIN-Farming. The next steps are explained in this guide.