After 30 years Wally Satzewich, the creator of SPIN-Farming shown here with his wife Gail, is still making news. The reason: he runs a farm that defies all preconceptions. Country Guide caught up with this iconoclastic farmer to talk about his conventional start, and how and why he developed a radically different farming model.
“A lot of people just don’t get it,” he says about urban farming. “They don’t see the potential.”
“You don’t have to go to the bank and mortgage your house to finance your input bill for the year. It’s very minor that way, so the risk factors are a lot lower than conventional ag.”
“Once people got to know what we were doing, they enthusiastically offered garden plots to us. At our peak we were managing about 30 garden plots.”
“I had read other publications and there were some icons in the field but nobody was really writing about what I was doing in terms of small-plot intensive farming with certain specific techniques that I was using.”
“I’ve been through a lot of scenarios: out in the country with a conventional setup, then in a large city with that form of urban farming, but the dream setup for me is this one in a small town or village.”
“Small towns certainly can be considered urban, and have huge potential for this style of agriculture, or market gardening, and that’s a great new frontier in my mind.”
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