His name is Curtis Stone and he’s been making a living on growing food in someone’s back yard. Now he wants to empower you to do the same thing through his online course in urban farming.
There are over 40 million acres of lawn in North America
In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.
Curtis is a hard working and driven man who started his own business using other people’s backyards for farming in an urban environment. He calls this Profitable Urban Farming. After some years he managed to purchase the land where he planted his first crop, ultimately turning it into his base of operations. Eventually he had to develop his own online course in order to teach all the people who were requesting for advice about this method and system of selling and growing crops. He is so dedicated on sharing his knowledge and experience that he succeeded in turning his neighbors into friends and allies in this quest for sustainability. Curtis is not just a farmer, but also an author, consultant and speaker on topics such as quick growing and high values annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. In his book called The Urban Farmer he introduces organic intensive techniques centered on business and systems to streamline labor market. This became an alternative to conventional farming, an approach where there is a direct link between quality of life and profit.
Here’s an overview of the farm: