Stir crazy. Cabin fever. Zoomed out. Everyone is feeling it now. Here’s something, especially for those with kids, to look
forward to this spring…gardening, with a spin. There’s lots of benefits to re-connecting with nature and learning where
food comes from.
With SPIN-Farming kids learn how to put food on the table in more ways than one. To induce community spirit, and really provide a significant amount of your community’s fresh food needs, you can co-ordinate with neighbors to pool all your yards or community gardens into a single land base. This is what SPIN farmers do to create and expand their farm businesses without having to buy land or move to the country. And much of their practices are grounded in common gardening techniques.
When you do gardening the SPIN way, here’s what happens: your family “grows” a lot smarter by learning how to: 1) think strategically 2) apply organization and management 3) plant for continuous production throughout the season 4) place a monetary value on the crops grown to create a valuable trade good 5) specialize and divide labor.
Your kids (and you!) are also more likely to become lifelong gardeners, because their efforts will produce significant rewards – great tasting vegetables , lower food bills, self-reliance, fellowship and community. And maybe even a new spin on the lemonade stand.
LEARN HOW TO GARDEN LIKE A FARMER, AND MAYBE START EVEN START A HOME-BASED FAMILY BUSINESS HERE.