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Man creates backyard-farm in Terre Haute, Indiana

Urban farmer grows crops right in backyard:

Urban farmer grows crops right in backyard

By Matt Gregory
Mar 27, 2011


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – He doesn’t own a combine or even a more than an acre, but Kevin Levesque has crops.

“This is our little backyard farm, I gotta keep enough room for the kids and the puppy dogs, “ Levesque said.

From his house right here in Terre Haute, Levesque grows enough produce to cut right into the family’s grocery bills. He calls himself an “Urban Homesteader.”

The term goes back to a simpler time, when families grew all their own food. Levesque family just wanted a break from the rising cost.

“I decided I wanted to grow my own food because I was tired of paying the high prices at the grocery store,” added Levesque.

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1 comment

1 Jessica { 07.08.11 at 3:46 am }

Its interesting how we can really grow our own food, but it can be done. Backyard farming, whether in a real farm or in an urban farm, really works! and I really believe its good because it provides fresh vegetable for good nutrition, as well as its good exercise! Congratulations on your efforts! Don’t be discouraged, there are always problems, only its different from case to case.