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Grow Half Your Food - Free Viewing March 20 - From The Grow Network  RSS feed

 
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Grow Half Your Food in an Hour a Day is a new film from The Grow Network, due to be released March 20, 2018.

And they're offering it for FREE for 72 hours!

SIGN UP NOW!

Grow Half is fast paced and empowering. This video gets down to the numbers of calories produced, square footage required, and exactly what to do on a daily basis.

This film focuses on food production with sustainable, organic methods that can be done anywhere – even if your space is limited.

The final product is healthy and delicious food...grown right in your backyard!

During the viewing, you'll be invited to purchase Grow Half for the following prices:

•  Digital Copy $19.95
•  Physical Copy $19.95 + S&H

If you purchase the video, you'll also get some awesome bonuses!

Bonuses:
» BONUS #1  Recommended Seed Companies: e-book
» BONUS #2  7 Ways Growing Your Own Food Saves The Planet: Video by Ronnie Cummins
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Don't miss out on this free viewing. Starts tomorrow!
 
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I just got an email from David Good who just got finished watching it and gives it two thumbs up.
Knowing Marjory's penchant for food and growing your own food, I am sure it is very informative, I'll be watching it this evening.
 
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I just finished it. As an fyi it's listener friendly. You don't have to watch it, which opens up more opportunities for it.

I picked up a few things i didnt know before. Nothing I disgreed with, but maybe stuff I'd do different. Like i would merge 1 into doing what 3 does(not do 3 at all), although her discussion of 3 was needed for totality.

I enjoyed it.

Oh, links or close ups of those moccassins if you have any. They looked cool! Couldn't get a detailed look watching on smartphone. Lol. I just said watching wasn't neccessary.

 
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I signed up, I'm on the page, but it's not playing.  It might be overloaded at the moment?
 
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Ive been watching her you tube channel for the last hour. Not sure why she wasnt on my radar. Great stuff.

 
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Just watched it.  Warning: There are some spoilers in this post so please avert your eyes if you don't want to see the secrets!!!

The quality of the video was very good.  I was surprised that such a small garden was suggested.  Basically you're growing all your own eggs, all your meat and then a year's worth of potatoes OR squash OR corn OR onions.  Unless I missed a detail but I think the suggestion was to just plant 100 square feet of bed space.

I guess I just think the complexities of planting 400 square feet of garden isn't that tough.  At least compared to putting together a rabbitry and learning how to butcher.

I thought her description of a food forest at the end was terrific.  Very well described.

The video seemed a bit chopped up.  The first half where she went through the 3 systems was good.  A healthy portion of the remainder seemed to be afterthoughts or added details that could have been tucked into the preceding three sections.

She definitely fit in plenty of cross promotion of the websites and summit.  For my preferences it was twice the amount I needed but the experts out there would probably say it was perfect.

I was secretly assuming or hoping that the Grow Half Your Food system would be for a family of four, not one person on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
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Mike Jay wrote:
I was secretly assuming or hoping that the Grow Half Your Food system would be for a family of four, not one person on a 2000 calorie diet.


Is there any reason it would be difficult to scale up?
 
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I agree with Mike Jay's assessment above, and would add...

(Possible SPOILERS also)

I found her breakdowns, the focus on calories and the explanation of where different crops fit in very helpful imagery.  It was sort of like a Jeavon's "Grow More Vegetables..." approach but for an omnivore.  More along the lines of Carol Deppe.

It was really interesting to see, e.g., what 36,000 calories of potatoes look like, and examples of what you can do with rabbits.

She has a very reachable set of goals for even someone on a suburban lot.  That's also nice to see.

 
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So I just viewed it. Looks like a pretty solid introduction to home food production for new people. (Though at times it felt a bit like a commercial)
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:

Mike Jay wrote:
I was secretly assuming or hoping that the Grow Half Your Food system would be for a family of four, not one person on a 2000 calorie diet.


Is there any reason it would be difficult to scale up?


No, it wouldn't be difficult.  It just looks a bit different when you then say that for a family of 4 you need 24 hens, etc.  Now your small suburban lot is starting to look like a farm.  I'm totally fine with that personally.

As I reflect on it a bit more, maybe I'd've been less conflicted if it was called "Raise Half Your Food".  When I hear "grow" I naturally think about gardening more than animal husbandry.
 
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Hi Permies!  Thanks so much for all the comments - I've read them all and taken to heart  

Yes, the system can easily be scaled up - especailly if something 'happens' and all of your in-laws who thought you were crazy show up on your doorstep wondering if you could feed them....  LOL, well now you know what to do - put them to work expanding on this basic system.

Yes, this is a program for growing half of YOUR own food (and not a fmaily of four).  I mean, an hour a day - that is achievable by everyone.  Growing for 4 people would mean a full time job for one family member - which is not a bad idea - especailly if they are otherwise unemployed.  But given how toxic the commercial food supply is, having one person grow the food for the family might be much better than working elsewhere IMHO. 

Growing half is empowering!  And substantial in terms of you health.  If half of your food intake was food you grew yourself, your health would vasty, vastly improve.  You'll be able to really kick some as*  Wow! it feels SO good to be healthy!

Regarding the name "Grow Half" versus "Produce Half"...  I hear you!  And fyi, I struggled with the choice of name for a long time.  But we are The Grow Network so the "Growing" won out.  wink  Naming and branding is such a huge thing.  Wait till your book is almost done and the agony of choosing the title.  LOL

I super appreciate the Permie world and website.  Big hug to Paul & team.  Hope to see y'all at the upcoming "Home Grown Food Summit" coming in mid May. 

Whoot, whoot!

Marjory
https://thegrownetwork.org





 
 
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So.

If you can grow the food for your own self in an hour a day. To grow for four would take 4 hours a day?
 
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John Duda wrote:So.

If you can grow the food for your own self in an hour a day. To grow for four would take 4 hours a day?


Not really.

The increased garden space would almost multiply your time expenditure on that aspect (maybe 3x for 4 people) but for the rabbit and chicken elements its less than doubling your time input (unless you're self harvesting the majority of your rabbit feed, that's a time sink that would rise proportionately with the increased production.)

So it probably averages out to ~2-2.5 hours a day for a family of four.
 
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I enjoyed the video and found the quality to be great overall. It is really aimed at someone who is just getting started with their own food system. The video does a great job giving an overview of how one person can grow half of their food but it does not provide detailed how to instructions. In the video people are encouraged to visit the grow network to get the more specific how to info.

So if you are wanting to understand what growing half of your own food looks like and you just need some inspiration to get started then this video is great. If you need specific how to guides on sat how to raise chickens free range or how to plant corn, etc. then you may find the video lacking. But there is a lot of good info on the grow network website and of course here on permies!

Thanks for sharing the video - I did enjoy it
 
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I am having trouble getting the video to watch.  I got an email with a password.  I couldn't figure out how to find it. I email Nikki and she sent me a link to:

"While I get your resources to you, come hang out with me backstage for a minute…"

Can anyone here help tell me what I am doing wrong?
 
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I got another email from Nikki so I guess I will not be able to watch it:  "You may attempt an alternate browser if you aren't seeing it. You may also have a firewall preventing it, as well."
 
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Firefox did not play for me. Google Chrome has worked for 3 mins so far, I am hopeful!

If you don't want Chrome to take over your computer, go to https://www.startpage.com/eng/#hmb first, a search engine that does not disclose your viewing history. From there, I can research, and even purchase stuff without ads for such products poping up everywhere else I go.
 
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The grow network is way too slow. I've tried for a couple of days now. On the verge of giving up.

Any input from others to confirm its not just me. I can get to this forum easy, post quickly.  So i assume its not my internet.

Marjorie has a great speaking voice. Her demeanor is pleasant. But i gotta be able to reach it.
 
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