Want to start an urban garden? Farmer D has your contact: Bobby Wilson, the president of the American Community Gardening Association. The organization works to create fresh gardens in urban areas and in the inner city. As Wilson says -- right before giving out his personal email address! -- his group is "off the chain". (Nick Scott/MNN)
Farmer D: I’m very, very excited to have the President of the American Community Garden Association, Bobby Wilson, with me, right here. Bobby, tell us a little bit -- you’ve got a lot, so tell us a lot about what you’re doing to help pollinate the local good food movement.
Bobby: If somebody in this area or across the country wants to start a community gardening, as President of the American Community Gardening Association and coordinator of the Atlanta Urban Gardening program, I’ll give you my personal email address, and you can email me, and depending upon your needs and what you want to do there, what you want to do, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call me in my office at area code 404-762-4087, and we will put you on the right track, in terms of getting your program up and running, and we will give you the tools and the instruments that’s necessary to make it sustainable over a long period of time. Not starting a garden today and then dying tomorrow, but so that this gardening will be there long after you are gone. So, generations behind you will be able to benefit from this community garden. So, give me a call, email me, and let me know. Farmer D: Don’t call him in the next couple of hours or the next couple of days.
Daron Joffe is not your typical farmer. Joffe is a 30-something eco-entrepreneur with more than a dozen projects around the nation. Actress Jennifer Garner thinks his turnips “rock” and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson wants him to develop an organic farm at his exclusive New Jersey spa. Known as Farmer D, Joffe also creates Farmer D Organic Compost out of green waste from Whole Foods stores in the southeast U.S. In addition to innovative internship programs that help at-risk youth learn about agriculture, Joffe is involved in creating and sustaining small organic farms in developments around the U.S. Want to know more? Watch all the In the Field videos with Joffe on MNN.