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Backyards Are a Booming Business: Turning Backyards Into Gardens

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What could be better than people helping others to start a garden? The women behind "Your Backyard Farmer" in Portland, Oregon landed serendipitously into a hot business idea that they love doing.


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Shaheen N (64)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:25 pm
Excellent idea,Thanks for sharing the article Roseann.

Jason G (235)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:33 pm
Wonderful Idea!! :-)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 3:05 pm
Fantastic idea!

Eternal G (736)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:49 pm
Gardening for empowerment!

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:50 pm
If they takke away organic farmers land, maybe those organic farmers can share their expertise through this business model for those farmers. Take the land and heirloom seeds to the people. Earth is for growing food, not just a waste of lawn space.

Trish K (93)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:40 pm
I am working to get my body back into gardening shape. It's not the same to do it in a pot but I still have an awful lot of fun and am looking forward to spring. Nastursiums and cucumbers, hanging of course.

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 10:24 pm
Wonderful Thought followed by wonderful work!

. (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:56 am
thanks roseann! Its a great initiative, when spring comes up I will join and try to get a small veggie garden on my terrace ;) Cant wait till winter is gone!

Brenda T (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 2:53 am
A great idea! Many thanks.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 6:25 am
What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 10:29 am
Its a great idea, unfortunately, some people live in a subdivision where it is against the rules or even against local laws to have a backyard garden and sell food from it. You may need a license and all sorts of junk.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 11:27 am
Pretty cool thanks for sharing

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:10 pm
Even if you dont want to make money, its still a great idea, and things tastes better-at least in your head-when you grow them yourself. ;)

Deborah L (70)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 1:38 pm
noted. A dew years back, I cannot remember what ill it was, that was written by big agri-corp for our congress critters and in it it bans almost all organic farmers to the point it included us little people growing gardens in our yards and apartments. The elected people who passed this no doubt never read or understood what they passed as it affects everyone who gardens. I wonder how they will try to enforce these new rules. What's next, the flowers?

Joseph Haas (1)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 1:56 pm
Thanks Roseanne over to Robyn and Donna's 5-minute video too. - - - - Hey! I've got 95 acres of woodland in New Hampshire open for maple syrup and 17 plots for free (like in free use of the soil for x% of the produce since I'm too lazy!) Then when the time comes to turn each of he motor home locations into a house site, the local Planning Board can say: yeah! Keep up the good work, we like your produce to the local Farmer's Market.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 2:59 pm
What a fantastic way to start a small business and think of the GOOD AND HEALTHY food people will be able to buy.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 3:16 pm
And composting your kitchen waste is a great way to add organic matter to that garden and lower your amount of trash.

Maria L (25)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 4:30 pm
Cool, wish I could do that:))

Kitty H (7)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 4:39 pm
I don't know about being able to sell it, but the joy of growing food for your own table is wonderful! We have hail storms in Colorado, so I do container Gardening for Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuce, and Green Beans. Carrots and Beets always survive in the ground, and NOBODY can kill a Zuchinni!

pam M (98)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 5:06 pm
Not really concern about selling as much as having some control what goes into my body. Excellent share.

Susan B (3)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 5:10 pm

Patricia A (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 5:42 pm
Love it! Thanks

Bon L (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 11:38 pm
Thanks for the info.

KS Goh (0)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 12:16 am
Thanks for the article.

Julie W (33)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 12:54 am
A few people started businesses like this in Australia, which didn't last. It was a while ago, so maybe just a question of the right timing. Good luck to her.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 1:23 am
Glad to see some positive news for a change. I wish them the best in their new adventures. I know I love growning vegetable and fruits in my backyard. It's so much fun and peaceful. Thanks Roseann
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