Gardening, tried it, hated it, and retired from it.

March 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

A day in your row-garden can lead to an evening with ibuprofen. Bending, kneeling, back wrenching, and weeding, all in the vein hope of it being worth it!? A day battling weeds and thinning seedlings would be enough to deter any novice or would be gardener forever right?

I would hope not. Maybe if you gave it another shot, with a more efficient method, things would work out differently? Thank goodness there really is another way. Mel Bartholemew has written a book called “All New Square Foot Gardening“. In his book you can learn most of everything you need to get started with your own garden. We’re talking 80% reduction in work, weeds, watering, space, and waste.

If you are curious about Mel’s method and want to give gardening the old college try once more, let me invite you to a Teach Me Square Foot Gardening class. If you are in Wayne County, Michigan, or nearby, we have several opportunities for you to get acquainted with M'Square Foot Gardening' photo (c) 2009, Don LaVange - license:’s methods and his book.

The next class is coming soon,

Monday, March 19th, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, MI 48111. Register at the Library or call 734-942-7589. COST: FREE

Hope to see you there! Contact us if you have questions or trouble registering!



A husband, father, social worker, and disciple of Jesus Christ, James has been Square Foot Gardening since 2011. Being an avid row-gardener and desiring to become more self-sufficient for his family's needs, the Square Foot Method has become his default way of raising produce. A certified instructor with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation, James educates through introductory and hands-on workshops for the communities of Southeastern Michigan.

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