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1. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
A. Grow the crops you want to eat the most. Also, use whatever free natural resources are around you. For example you can harvest rainwater, compost (anything that rots!), develop the soil in the areas you grow food in, obtain seeds and materials through trade with other farmers. Growing your own food is fun, cheap, and easy if you use the natural resources that are around you.
2. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A. The main influence on my many years of gardening is getting out and gaining experience first hand in the garden. You will learn more from experience than anything else but these following great books I would recommend:
Oro Verde - Sadhu Govardhan
Mycelium Running - Paul Stamets
Edible Forest Gardens - Jacke Toenmeier
Mycoremediation- Harbhajan Singh
The Fruit Gardeners Bible-Lewis Hill/Leonard Perry
Conscious eating- Gabriel Cousens, M.D
3. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
A. The most important wisdom I have acquired comes from being silent and listening to plants and Fungi. Plants and Fungi are the greatest healers, teachers, and providers that I have ever met on the planet. One thing I have learned from listening to nature is that if you Mimic the natural systems of a forest when you design a garden to grow your food, you will be able to grow multiple layers of high quality produce (and edible mushrooms from the forest floor) instead of the 2 dimensional way that most commercial Mono-crop food production operations are designed. Another benefit of a food Forest garden is that you will have a greater diversity of food on your plate and your garden will have more resistance to disease and pests that often plague commercial plantations.
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?