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Setting Restaurant Pricing

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco CA Basic wholesale organic pricing for some major metropolitan areas in the USA can be found using the Rodale Institute organic wholesale

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Mantis Tiller Perfect For Some SPIN-Farming Contexts

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco CA The Mantis comes in two versions. – Electric – Gasoline The electric is the far better choice if you have a

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US Regs On Unpaid Labor

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA In most states in the USA it’s illegal for a for-profit farm to utilize volunteers, or interns, to handle routine farm

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SPIN in a Box

Courtesy of James K. , Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA Over the past few years I’ve done a number of consulting projects for innovative hydroponic systems startups. Hydroponic farming is a

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Check List For Buying a Used Tiller

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco If you are considering buying a used tiller, ask to take it for a spin for an hour where you can till

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Sonic Repellers Can Control Rodents

Courtesy of James K. ,Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA In 2007 I had a project establishing a small SPIN farm pilot project on about 4,000 sq ft of land in

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Chinese Design for Passive Solar Greenhouse

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA In northern China, solar passive commercial greenhouses cover over 1.8 million acres. These greenhouses typically use no supplemental lighting, and little

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Johnny’s Quick Cut Greens Harvester

Courtesy of Didacus R., Haywood, CA I remember your critique of the original Johnny’s quick greens harvester.  This one looks better if only for the oscillating cutters and the macrame

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Dealing with Zoning

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA  Over the years I’ve helped a number of neighborhood gardeners and farmers get variances to zoning or laws. Zoning laws are

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Growing on Concrete

Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA If you’re planning to bring in topsoil and do raised beds I suggest you consider putting down a layer of heavy

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