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Mapleton Area - Vertical Gardening Class

posted Mar 19, 2017 13:40:36 by ShelleMcDermott
Mapleton Ready
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017


with Jim Kennard (Mittleider Master Gardener)
Part 1 Thursday and Part 2 either Friday or Saturday

We believe anyone can become a green thumb . . even you!

Learn how to grow 5 - 10x more food from your garden with less space, less work, less expense and less water from Master Mittleider Gardening instructor Jim Kennard (Full Bio Below). Growing our own food is at the very core of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Not only is it vital to our existence but it's also a very rewarding way to work and bond together as families and neighbors.

At least 4 Things You Should take away from this class:

1. How to increase yields by up to 10 times and with greater nutrition.

2. How to feed a family of 4 on as little as 1/20th of an acre.

3. "Super Organic" methods using only natural mineral fertilizers.

4. How to grow healthier, more resilient plants 365 days a year.

Jim Kennard (Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor): Jim has served numerous LDS service missions throughout the world teaching gardening. He sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for twenty years. He is the founder of the Food For Everyone Foundation that teaches how to successfully grow more nutritious food faster and cheaper. Jim is retired and teaches all of his classes at his own expense.

(You're welcome even if you don't live in Mapleton)

Thursday, March 23rd

7:00 pm

Mapleton Stake Center
(970 North 400 East)
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12 replies
ShelleMcDermott said Mar 19, 2017 13:41:10
I really need someone to go to this and come back with notes!!!
SusanMalone said Mar 19, 2017 13:45:42
I will!!! It sounds fantastic. I will try to take good notes to share :-)
Diana Olsen said Mar 19, 2017 14:53:35
I just posted that i thought my brother David (LDS PREPPER) would be there helping Jim. Jim mentored him in the Mittleider method. They have taught gardening Boot Camps together in the past and also both attended the mittleider University in Russia last year to learn more about the method. While in Russia, both Jim and David ended up Teaching as they discovered they knew all there was to know about the method. This is coming from memory so i hope I'm not portraying anything falsely.

Update... I just texted David to confirm him being at this class. He texted back and said he would not because he was just called as Bishop. He said he will only be attending the Events he committed to before this calling. He will be at Preppercon in Sandy in April and at the UVU Firm Foundation Event in Orem in April.
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Diana Olsen said Mar 19, 2017 17:36:15
If i can make a suggestion...It's really challenging to learn a method like this by someone's notes. I highly recommend you get the book, it tells you everything you need to know. You do need to buy the micro mix that is a Must for this method. I'm sure Jim will have the books and mix for sale there.
Also you can email David with any questions or to purchase the book and mix as well... He tries to answer all his emails every evening, although this may change due to time availability with his new calling.
I'll see if i can get some contact info from Jim as well. I believe David and Jim sell the books for $20, so you save on shipping.
I hope this helps!
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MAM said Mar 19, 2017 19:32:31
Thanks so much Diana! Didn't know he had a book. That makes it much easier.

Susan said Mar 19, 2017 19:37:10
I'd love to go to this! It's close by and something I'm definitely interested in. Do you have more information? Address, email, etc.?
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 19, 2017 21:06:32
You will LOVE the Mittleider Method. This will be our 3rd year. Building the boxes and T frames is more work in the beginning, but once they're built, gardening is a breeze. We honestly planted 21 tomato plants in a 4x 8 space. They are only 8 inches apart, but they climb up a piece of bailing twine. This method gives them plenty of light and air and food. You will have fantastic harvests and quick harvests. We got 2 plantings of pole beans. The plants really thrive in sawdust and sand, NO SOIL! It's all possible using this method. I planted 1 month late the first year and still got a huge amount of food. EVERYTHING IS IN THE BOOK! :')))
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Diana Olsen said Mar 19, 2017 21:26:45
@Susan, the date, time and address is at the very bottom of Shelle's post
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RandyPons said Mar 19, 2017 22:19:28
You don't need to feel overwhelmed by this method, as you can implement bits and pieces of the system from year to year as the budget allows. At a bare minimum utilize the micro nutrients, then add the watering system. You can use your own soil/dirt to start, but will want to eventually build the grow beds with sand and sawdust.

Jim and David both have greenhouses in Idaho that grow food 365 days a year without the use of gas heat. They heat it with nature :)

The book and micro-nutrients are available at:

And LDS Prepper has tons of valuable How to... videos on how to do this too. You can find his YouTube channel at

For those who can attend the training it will be well worth your time.
Learn to implement The Law Of The Harvest!
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1 Nephi 2:15 And my father dwelt in a tent.
...At least that's what my kids are going to say :)

~Randy "The Freedom Prepper"
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Diana Olsen said Mar 20, 2017 01:26:18
Thank you Randy! I'm excited to be there. I need a refresher before i start to practice what my Brother preaches, haha 😊
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Nancy'sAwake said Mar 20, 2017 01:42:38
Good heavens yes, this is doable. Please don't be intimidated. I'm over 60 and disabled. My husband and son helped and we got all the boxes made and filled with sand and sawdust over a 6 week period. That's why we planted so late the first year. It was June 22 !!! when we planted the tomato plants. We still had a fantastic year with plenty of tomatoes, beans, peppers, cabbages...with this method the plants grow fast. We still don't have the watering system built...but a daily pass with the watering wand works too.
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