A typical Mittleider Garden (courtesy of Food for Everyone.org) Notice the wide aisles which cut down on pests without cutting down on production.
What if you could take your little spot of yard space (as little as 20' x 50' footprint for a family of four) and turn it into a highly productive spot that could not only provide premium quality food for your family but even help to financially SUPPORT your family too?! It's possible IF you have the benefit of the knowledge of THE BEST gardening method available! I'm SO excited to share this information with you today! I've known about this gardening method for a couple of years, but until recently I wasn't capable of actually describing it and educating others on it. But this year...I'm READY!! *grin*
While there are many mistakes I’m willing to make for the purpose of growing and learning, providing sufficient food and nutrition is not one of the methods I feel that I have the luxury of messing up. While it may sound crazy that I, “The Preparedness Pro” had never gardened in my life up until a few summers ago, it’s true nonetheless. My purpose for doing so was to make sure that I COULD grow a garden properly in the event that I needed to. Well, I don‘t know about you, but I’ve seen enough instances of “them” mucking about with my food that I’m convinced the time has arrived that I NEED to grow my own FOOD.
If I’m to the point where I MUST grow my own food—if I expect any quality nutrition, lovely flavors, and healthy substance—then I know enough about gardening to at least know that I don’t want to spend a whole bunch of work only to fail miserably. In the past I haven’t succeeded much even with mere house plants. I also know that I have a limited budget, a very limited amount of time, and even more limited in my physical energy as well. So I really wasn’t looking forward to all of that hassle only to fail miserably or to have very little sparse, sad, anemic produce to show for it. So, like just about everything that I intend to rely upon for my future well-being I decided to do some research…oh, who am I fooling? I did a LOT of research with the desire to find THE gardening method that was going to provide me with the most production, most nutrition, for the least amount of cost, and of course, effort. Is there such a reality? I’m so happy to tell you that yes, there most certainly is and it’s even better than I had hoped for. This is a BIG deal to me nowadays, as I'm sure it is for many of you. I can't trust the food manufacturers to disclose the garbage in their food or the USDA to be on the same page as me as to what's NOT acceptable food material, and I can't keep paying the sky-high prices for quality food either. I'm definitely to that point now where I don't trust any food that's not as simple as that first day in the Garden of Eden. Furthermore, I truly feel that there's a famine barreling down on us and I don't know how much more time I have in which quality food is available to me. So this year I decided to get more serious about the logistics of the gardening method I've been using, and thanks to a GREAT 5 hour training session, excellent reading materials, and the past two summers gardening experience I finally feel up to the task to competently share with you the news of THE BEST Gardening Method in the world.
Now before I go on, allow me to just get over the UNpleasantries—unpleasant because as soon as I make a statement that I’ve discovered THE best method of for gardening EVER, there will be many who will respond as if I’ve insulted their religion. If you’re one of such persons…come on! I’m not trying to hurt your feelings or make anyone feel foolish. I’m trying to be consistent in providing you with quality information that you can rely upon even to the extent of taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
For those of you who would LIKE to spend as little time in the garden as possible with a minimal amount of upfront costs, minimal amount of space, 70% less water than traditional soil methods, fewer bugs and weeds to fret about, and a work load that is fitting for “the most lazy prepper you’ll ever meet”, then I’m happy to say, I’ve found it. And if it can work for this gardening nincompoop, it can certainly work for you without exception. I don’t care what kind of soil you have; what kind of seeds you have or what kind of experience you have with gardening. If you follow the clear instructions on this particular gardening method, you will not fail. In fact, you’ll create blue ribbon quality produce that will rival even the Master Gardeners of the world. Yes, you read that correctly. I mean no disrespect to those amazing Master Gardeners, but this method can teach even the most successful of gardeners a thing or two.
This particular gardening method is definitely tried and true; it has been around for decades and has literally been responsible for changing the economic and medical strength in several dozen countries. In fact, today's master educator of this particular method is utilized by the LDS Church on their official website to teach everyone, everywhere, how they can successfully grow a garden. (Since the LDS Church has enthusiastically encouraged all of their members to be self-sufficient for the past 150+ years, this is not a small honor.)
As a person who plans to be prepared with supplies in 7 year blocks of time, I was thrilled to recognize that THIS gardening method will actually enable me to stock up sufficiently on all of the supplies which I need to properly nurture my garden for less than $100 for the next 7 years! You sure can’t say that about hydroponics which runs in the $1,000,000 range per acre in expenses. I don’t care if your chosen method today is the Lasagna Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Organic Gardening, Commercial Gardening, Back to Eden Gardening, hydroponics, aquaponics, Three Sisters Gardening or some new-fangled biometric method—you will NOT get the same yield, per square foot, for less cost, effort, water, or nutrition as you will with the Mittleider Gardening Method. Oh, and I should mention that the yield you get with the Mittleider Gardening Method will enable your crops to grow faster--84 day corn in 62 days is not uncommon--so, depending on what the crop is, you may very well be able to grow from the same spot 2 or even 3 times each season!
The Mittleider Gardening Method is good for the soil too--remember, if it's not in the soil, it's not in your food and we're all lacking in those vital nutrients today as a result. This method doesn’t strip the soil or exhaust it like so many others do. Farmland rotation is a thing of the past with the Mittleider Gardening method because it will, in fact, work with ANY growth material. (In fact, poor Jacob Mittleider was commonly given such challenges as he traveled all over the world; though leaders might have been enthusiastic about the prospects, they constantly gave him some of the worst areas in which he was to “prove himself”--only to end up amazing hardened world leaders as they witnessed the undeniable success of his method. One time, in Okinawa, land was so sparse, he was given a concrete parking lot to work with and he turned it into a gorgeous food-generating location for the community!
A cement parking lot converted to maximum food yield in Okinawa using the Mittleider Gardening method. (Photo courtesy of Food for Everyone.org)
Prior to Jacob Mittleider's passing, he chose a good friend and Mittleider Gardening protege, James Kinnard, to carry on his passion. Jim, a wonderful, generous man, continues traveling all over the nation and the world today, and has done so for the past 30 years, with a passion equal to Jacob's and a mission to educate and show anyone who will listen that they really CAN rely upon their own skills to provide AMAZING, life-changing food for themselves.
James Kinnard in his MIttleider Gardening project
Can you imagine a country like Armenia, that's never exported ANYTHING suddenly capable of producing enough food for themselves as well as sufficient for their countrymen to EXPORT beautiful produce? Yup, that's the kind of life-changing stuff I'm talking about. In fact, James is so committed to these efforts that he’s made much of the information as accessible as possible, even ensuring that those with limited funds can still access the most important chapters of each of the books and training materials on his site, www.FoodForEveryone.org by making key excerpts freely downloadable. (While you're there, be sure to click on the "Gallery" tab and be ready to be inspired with all of the amazing success pictures of the Mittleider Method in action all over the world!) While the Monsanto Empires want to rule the world with poisoned crops, James wants to give everyone the weapons necessary to win the battle by having access to quality foods. Refreshing in today's world, isn't it? It's clear by his generosity that he doesn’t want anyone to have an excuse NOT to discover this amazingly successful method.--see the "Freebie" box on the lower left side of their landing page. (If you think about, 99% of the households in the U.S are in the same, "third-world nation boat" when it comes to their failure to PRODUCE any of their meals, surviving solely by expensive "importing." )
Armenian woman shows off her amazing cabbage bounty using the Mittleider Gardening method. Now THAT'S Blue Ribbon worthy! (Photo courtesy of Food For Everyone.org)
I was introduced to the Mittleider Method my first year of gardening. In fact, it was BECAUSE of the Mittleider Gardening Method that I didn't give up on my gardening efforts. *grin* I had already begun my plans with the square foot gardening but was able to adapt some of the Mittleider Method. As a complete novice I was able to out produce in my small space what my neighbors were producing in much larger plots. Those who have complied with every step-by-step instruction provided by Jim Kinnard, will see production worth bragging about. In fact, there are some of you who have joined hundreds of thousands who have witnessed Jim’s handiwork as he was responsible for the beautiful, lush garden at the Salt Lake City Hogel Zoo for 20 years—and he did so without any herbicides or pesticides--and in spite of a very busy social schedule as he sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir all over the world.
As I’ve been accumulating heirloom, (non-hybrid), organic, non-gmo seeds for the past 15 years, I’ve done so based not only on what I and my husband would enjoy eating but also from the viewpoint of what would bring in top dollar at the Farmer’s Markets. The self-employed person in me knows that the rare, high-quality plants grown successfully with the Mittleider Method have the capability of supporting families for the entire year! The Mittleider Method even makes growing produce that’s not necessarily “the norm” for a particular area. If you’re like me and planning on having an massive indoor, underground garden someday, the Mittleider method will prove to be quite valuable in that regard as well as it uses significantly less water than any other method and the preferred growing material is a loose combination of sawdust (non-chemical, that can be obtained for FREE at your local mills or carpentry shops; 75%) and sand (25%)!
Papua New Guinea: Sweet potato crop AFTER Mittleider Gardening method! (Photo courtesy of Food For Everyone.org)
There have been some that I’ve mentioned the Mittleider Method to in the past who have responded with some nonsense about how it strips the soil of its nutrients or that it’s not all natural. This couldn’t be any further from the truth because in fact, it FEEDS the soil in an effort to feed the plants, and the secret ingredient is the earth’s natural minerals. Overtime our soil has become depleted in these minerals as they’ve washed off and ended up in the ocean. The special suggested Mittleider Weekly Feed consists of those minerals that are harvested from the ocean—you know, the ones that USED to be in our soil—and returns them back to where they originally came, leaving the soil in better condition than when one began.
In the Organic gardening standards, as dictated by the USDA, fertilizer cannot be applied within 8 weeks of a plant’s anticipated harvest. What that means is that when a plant is at its largest, most mature state, it has to be STARVED of nutrients. That never made sense to me. Then again, the USDA’s compromised standards of “organic” has never made sense to me either, but that’s another story. There are NO pesticides or chemicals necessary to use the Mittleider Gardening Method.
Another thing that almost had me a bit anxious before I discovered the Mittleider Method was how was I going to ensure that I could grow healthy, nourished plants for the next 7 years. (I believe in preparing for Seven Years, as opposed to just 72 hours or a year, in light of all of the scriptural experiences of famines, plagues, and wars.) Not even in my wildest dreams could I fathom having a 7 year’s supply of manure! And besides, I recently discovered that even the LDS Church, which is famous for their amazing orchards, has newly decreed that compost will no longer be used on ANY of their farms/orchards as a result of the disease in the compost that’s become so commonplace nowadays. (If the animal is diseased, the compost will be too, obviously.) I was so tickled when I discovered that I really can have a 7 year supply of vital nutrients for my plants in the Mittleider Method. I don’t know about you but that gives me a great deal of peace of mind.
So let me recap the features of the Mittleider Gardening Method:
2: Minimal manual work
3: Less weeds and insects to “bug” you.
4: Massive yields per square foot (You can feed a family of 4 on 1/20th of an acre property!)
5: Easy maintenance
6: Uses 70% less water
7: Grows in any soil
8: Grows produce faster so that you can even get in an extra to TWO extra plantings
9: NATURAL way to nourish the soil
10: Absolutely NO pesticides or chemicals.
11: Nutrition delivered to the soil in a form that will actually be absorbed by the plant, making your produce taste better AND delivers better nutrients to the body.
12: Unrivaled history of successful growing all over the world.
13: The work is so simple an 8 year old can manage it! (As was the case when Jim had to go on the road; His 8 year old daughter took care of the entire garden in his absence.)
13: Dramatically increase your germination rate!
14: The ability to not only feed your family, but SUPPORT your family too!
If you want to get started with your own amazing Mittleider Garden, go and check out Jim’s non-profit organization, Food for Everyone. I’d suggest that you at least get the Mittleider Gardening Book and a pack of the micronutrients (which have a shelf-life longer than the earth will live). (Don't worry. You're not paying for shipping on a barrel full of stuff. You'll simply add the micronutrients to 16/16/16 and some epsom salts that you can get locally easily enough.) And then…get busy and enjoy the peace and excitement that this year’s garden will provide you. *grin* I could go on and on about how excited I am to pass this information on to you. I'll be writing some follow-up articles, but I'll just leave you with this...you can go from a Gardening Zero to a Gardening Hero in only a few weeks!
Oh, and since I know y'all will ask: my favorite place to get heirloom seeds is www.rareseeds.com (Baker’s Creek—warning; do not browse their website or catalog while HUNGRY! *grin*)
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