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Asphalt and Asparagus: Growing food in the city with Curtis Stone


He informed the crowd that he added another $5,000 into the business to top the season at over $65,000 in sales

By Javan
Permaculture BC
2011-11-24

Excerpt:

Victoria, BC. – Over 80 people came out to listen and ask questions of Curtis Stone, a Kelowna urban SPIN farming.

Curtis has been a practicing SPIN farmer now for over two seasons. In his first season a $8,000 investment yielded $20,000 in profit. This year he informed the crowd that he added another $5,000 into the business to top the season at over $65,000 in sales.

This year Curtis is continuing to farm through out the winter challenging the common held beliefs that farming in Canadian winters is impossible.

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2 comments

1 Alex Poltorak { 11.26.11 at 6:07 am }

Thanks for another great article!
I myself am expanding a farm on top of a ex-meatpacking factory in Chicago. SPIN, as it’s intention, seems like a great way to use smaller urban spaces to grow a fair chunk of the food we’re consuming. How does SPIN differ from square-foot gardening or other succession/rotation crop guides? Is it just the next evolution of the same concepts?

Kind Regards,
–Alex

2 Eva { 11.28.11 at 6:59 am }

I agree with Alex. Your blog and your posts is so great. I’ve been following it during 2 years and I’m still addicted. :)