Growing a Business in a Community Garden

A Plan B for hard times SPIN farmer Caroline Barrington is growing something different in her community garden – her bank account. Community gardens have always provided important social benefits, but significant food production has never been one of them. Caroline is showing not only that they can, but they can also be turned into […]

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Growing a Business in a Backyard Garden

A farm dream comes true In 3 short years Dylan House went from calling himself a square foot gardener to the lettuce guy. He believes each seed he plants represents opportunity. Opportunity to grow, to realize a full potential, to start a journey as one thing and be transformed into something completely different. In Dylan’s […]

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How to Start a Backyard Nursery Business

Our crystal ball says 2022 is going to be a big year for selling plants in addition to crops. So let’s go behind the scenes of a low-cost, low-tech certified organic backyard nursery. Developed over the past 20 years, this part-time business is leaving SPIN’s revenue benchmarks in the dust. $50k from 2,500 sq. ft. […]

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