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How to Make $100,000 Farming 1/2 Acre You Don't Own

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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews, Curtis Stone, a Urban Farmer who is makes $100,000 a year. Curtis farms in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada on a total of 1/3 acres, most of which he does not own. In this episode, you will learn about the concepts of decentralized farming on small urban farming plots. You will discover how you can grow a high volume of plants in a small amount of space that will net you the most income, but more importantly build a better community, and help educate others about real, local food. In this episode you will learn some of the best crops to grow that will enable you to maximize your income and how you can start making money farming in just 30 days. You will also discover many hints and tips how Curtis has successfully built a farming business by not owning any land in the beginning and starting with a low investment of just $7,000. To get the special GrowingYourGreens Bonus, a $25 value, purchase The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone at: http://theurbanfarmer.co/welcome-growing-your-greens-fans/ Check out Curtis Stone's YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/urbanfarmercstone Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=growingyourgreens Follow John on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/growingyourgreens/
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Allie Brown (6 days ago)
Like times 2839582! I'm inspired.
Jervis Robinson (14 days ago)
Where do you get the water from? Water in my community is extremely expensive.
Ella gregory Gregory (26 days ago)
Yess thank you so much for this video
DoWhutNow (28 days ago)
Welp, I'm going to go buy the book right now.
DoWhutNow (26 days ago)
I bought the wrong damn book! I bought The Urban Gardener
Tygrr (1 month ago)
The only 2 "farming" people I subscribe to ... and both in the same vid ... FANTASTIC!!
Juan 4Realz (1 month ago)
John, you know this is bullshit. You cant make 100k a year being a farmer. I want to be a farmer as well, but i know damn well the harships that come along with being a farmer in todays society. hopefully this changes. But we still pay teachers low salaries, why would farmers being any different? Anyways, love your videos, love you, and dont take this (if you even see it) as a rip on you personally, i just find this hard to believe. If it isnt bullshit, ill quit my job tomorrow, i swear bro.
Juan 4Realz (1 month ago)
oh and this guy is still fat.... dont know how healthy he really is, or how much he really believes his own bullshit. I feel like gyg has been swindled by an out of shape balding sewer rat
nathan ray (1 month ago)
Hi John thank u for making these video I'm actually getting my own farm here at the end of the month I was fired and I don't want to do the same thing anymore
Joseph Renaud (2 months ago)
Thanks for the GYG revolution!!! Funny I already ordered the book before I heard your deal LOL (BTW my wife is shocked at the number of books you have inspired me to read) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!
Engi S (2 months ago)
John, I love your videos, but as a mom, I have to watch and work. This means anything I listen to has to be kid friendly. Your videos are so informing and inspiring. I would hate to miss out over potty mouth. I know as an adult, it is okay, but my kids will be suspended for the 1st potty mouth episode at their school, and expelled the 2nd time around. It would be so healpful if the language could be kept clean. I am sorry for complaining. I am very appreciative of your videos. You have so much to share as well that would benefit kids!
ps cb (3 months ago)
Hello. Sir. Thank you very much for your information. I need few information. I am having a 5acres of fertile farm land with good WATER FECILTY having 💧 drip system fecility in INDIA. Sir I wana know about high commercial cash crops .less investment in short period growing with very less labours. Because I lost lot of money for labours so plz guide me
Guru Murphinda (3 months ago)
everty thing about this, Is 100 percent righjh John...,.Urban Farming is cool, cool, COOL><>> Man
Dealific (3 months ago)
Do you test for pollutants in the urban soil or simply hope for the best ?
Don Clark (4 months ago)
I loved your display of passion.
Red Bean (4 months ago)
where do you find your customers
Licia Ruiz (4 months ago)
You guys are amazing!! I dream about this for few years already.We need to como back to the roots and farm...i can t wait to start the same project in my own land soon.I grew vegetables in my rental but I will move to Tampa in my own land to do this!!! So emotional for me this too
Virginia Lacar (4 months ago)
Great video thank you...
pepper madness (4 months ago)
It's good it worked out for Curtis ... I personally get stuck with my unsold veggies and I've had people refuse to take them for free.... organic tomatoes, legumes, peppers and so much more have made it to the compost pile... time to read his book I guess
Mr Mud (5 months ago)
Thanks John keep up the good work!!!
C (5 months ago)
Great interview. Thanks for sharing!
Billy Bones (5 months ago)
This seems too good to be true. Read what this farmer has to say - https://www.salon.com/2015/02/10/what_nobody_told_me_about_small_farming_i_cant_make_a_living/
Nate Meagher (5 months ago)
that high rotation farming is almost certainly not sustainable soil wise...
Billy Bones (5 months ago)
How much physical fitness do you need to do this year after year?
Okello Raymond (5 months ago)
am constructing my aquaponics farm in my village i need help....in the design i need some help ...like books i can read
purosonoracompa (6 months ago)
He's making good money because he's in an expensive area with people that make plenty of money. You have to have a good market with people that'll pay a lot in added value. If you're in a poorer area most people just look for the best price, not so much the quality. Also, he's mixing it up quite a bit.
The garage Greenhouse (6 months ago)
One of my favorite Urban farmers and one of my favorite Urban gardeners in the same video I absolutely love it!!!
Tim Gallagher (6 months ago)
Like that tip on Farmers Market.
Tim Gallagher (6 months ago)
It is all abundance!!!
Tim Gallagher (6 months ago)
I like that idea of an ordering system of choices of veggies. I see people not happy with CSA's many want a choice!
Tim Gallagher (6 months ago)
Funny dude AH?
Tim Gallagher (6 months ago)
I love that dudes enthusiasm !! Thanks Curtis!
Richard Hunt (6 months ago)
Love you curtis, you are changing the world
Ethan Blevins (6 months ago)
I wish you two would make more crossover videos! Love you both, great people!
Lynn Lamont (6 months ago)
A million dollars an acre???? Are you serious? Man, you need to move.
Captain Ron (7 months ago)
Curtis, I don't know why you include this guy as a Pro ...
Stove & Garden (7 months ago)
My man Curtis
Simon Pyza (7 months ago)
We don`t need banks , their fake money , gmo foods. All we need in this God given world is good food , true relationships and love :)
Mergen Man (8 months ago)
Gentelmans, I wish you bring your great expirience to Kazakhstan.
Ryan Microgreens (8 months ago)
Dood, this is epic....Thanks again
Hi Speed (8 months ago)
just time wast.
helicart (8 months ago)
I had to do a double take. Curtis Stone is a famous chef in Australia!
helicart (8 months ago)
bloody brilliant idea! kudos++
Nathan Blades (8 months ago)
Awsome im working on doing the same thing! Vancouver island only produces 10% of consumption, so growing food is very important.
Thingy (8 months ago)
Great interview rudely interrupted by a fart at 12:06
Luis Manzanero (8 months ago)
Curtis looks like Quincy Larson from FreeCodeCamp, and they both have similar mentalities! Amazing! :)
charlie brownau (9 months ago)
11:40 - Chances are if you dont have a job and havent had a job for 6-24 months you DONT have AUD$5000 laying around spare
charlie brownau (9 months ago)
Typically a 3 bedroom house to RENT in AUSTRALIA is AUD$300-355 PER WEEK . What would be your suggestion to rent land ? AUD$20-35 per week ?
charlie brownau (9 months ago)
Instead of renting land from strangers, why not contact family and friends and sub rent land cheap
charlie brownau (9 months ago)
with the way these two talk it sounds like some of the stuff SJW and USA left wing people go on about how making money as banks and business is bad, yet they are running a business to make MONEY just one a smaller scale
charlie brownau (9 months ago)
Gday. This might work for you but I have serious doubts that people wouldn't steal food from your rental land crops , people in the same house or people in the street or walk ins . Chances are people are going to talk and crime is increasing in Australia
Stephen Ostrander (9 months ago)
john your stuff is always good
futanarimouto (9 months ago)
I keep coming back to the idea of growing for profit every few months. Initially I was interested in mushrooms, cold pasteurized straw and oyster mushrooms made a lot of sense considering the time/materials/space cost and the price people are willing to pay. I currently work as a nurse so with 4 days off each week it seems a waste not to have some kind of side venture to hustle and make money with. Beer, Wine, and Farming are about my only interests. One day I'll have my homestead and just roleplay Little House on the Prairie all day every day. As the [perhaps not so] wise man once said "I'll start tomorrow". It's easy to get lost in the planning phase, and designing systems is immensely satisfying. For whatever reason, once a solid plan is finally put together complete with prices of materials, timetables, and marketing/venues, it becomes abandoned. The hard part is taking that first step to go from paper and spreadsheets to substrates and order forms. I like the focus on educating others in the video. I never made a single penny but I've gotten many people into making beer and wine from home and have directed customers to a few different stores. I don't lament the fact someone else got paid for it because I truly love alcohol. I just see the money in front of money falling in another's pockets and can't help but think "that could be me".
WHAT THE FUNGUS (9 months ago)
futanarimouto come learn on my farm dude if you wanna grow mushrooms
Marilyn Wittig (9 months ago)
I love your passion John!! Love your humerus and serious way about you. And I enjoy your videos. Thank you for sharing your abundant knowledge.
zava joss (9 months ago)
nice video
Ramona Teagarden (10 months ago)
Love this truth! I want so much to do this, am self employed, but not with growing plants. This is solid, good information, thanks for this! Also want to add that I LIKE John's longer Youtubes. I can listen while I make stuff all day at the workbench, doing repetitive tasks. I like being both educated and entertained at the same time.
denise rivers (10 months ago)
Lovely....this is lovely
Robert Xavier (10 months ago)
Great Video. Love your Passion and his Business Info :)
David Lucero (10 months ago)
thanks for the great video keep it up
I do great at Farmville lol how do u plant somthing if u don't own land oh ya you gotta pay for manure and plants and seeds and dirt which isn't cheap now
Craig Hawkins (10 months ago)
Hi John is the book by Curtis Stone available here in Australia. Best wishes & love your work mate. Kind regards. Craig.
Na Jiang (10 months ago)
I just bought a house , it's a dream to me to just eat from my own garden , hope I can grow something next year , looks pretty hard
Na Jiang (10 months ago)
You are great!
John Natoli (10 months ago)
Late to the party but it's awesome to see you guys together.
Giovanni Ferro (11 months ago)
Thank you
FPV Reviews (11 months ago)
Between crop growing and Bitcoin, we don't need Government.
dennis ryan (11 months ago)
COOL VIDEO.!!!!!!!.....................LOL................!! DOC.
Dom Dukes (11 months ago)
Bro you’re positive energy that needs to be seen
hari kumar (11 months ago)
Thanks a ton guys. I wish you consistent good luck & happiness.
bluewater454 (11 months ago)
*At **9:20** the gent says he can have a garden growing and profitable in two months!?!* You have to have a market to sell to in order to make money. Its one thing to grow a bunch of veggies and have them to sell. It is quite another to find people that actually want to buy them. I am wondering if this book talks about *how to market your crop.*
Mike Eureka (11 months ago)
Love this video! Men two people sharing their love and passion for gardening/farming !
jake harris (11 months ago)
I've watched plenty of johns videos before n I'm always inspired n have had some success with certain gardening issues I might not have had without info from these videos. This video inspired me just the same. Really I love it. Please keep it up !!! Very cool n certainly makes the world a better place !!!
R L (11 months ago)
I grow a lot of food on a small lot & it tastes so much better than supermarket crap. Anyone can do this.
Home Sweet Abundance (11 months ago)
So Awesome! Love you both! Great heroes​ of our time!
Spud Kai (11 months ago)
10:38 YEAH! Minnesota BOYYYYYZZ! This could be my sign Johny! Thanks. I knew buying a juicer from you was a good choice!
C.S. Enterprises (1 year ago)
You and Curtis. I watch the two of you the most. I didn't know you knew each other and I think it's great that you both do! Awesome!!!
Drake Duncan (1 year ago)
100 K , is that Gross or net ?
Tossdart (1 year ago)
is he making 100,000 on the garden or the teaching? %? I have 4 acres & AS EXAMPLE I BET RIGHT NOW HAVE $1000 IN KALE BUT IT HAS CABBAGE CATERPILLARS.
Robert Hill (11 months ago)
Next time plant onions and garlic with the Kale. It seems to repel the cabbage moths.
Marcus Cosgrove (1 year ago)
Starting a farm right now... and I have these guys and JM Fortier to thank. Been so inspired and after a couple of years planning it is now actually happening. Thanks so much to you both.
Angel L. Martinez (1 year ago)
Thank you guys for your videos and all of your inspiration. I am currently starting my own business after working for the man for fifteen years. I’ve decided to do my own thing and grow fish and vegetables, the challenges are great but the rewards are worth the blood, sweat and tears. God bless.
Sam Lee (1 year ago)
this is great , I want to do this
Ong Nho 123 (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for a great video and information. Could you please advice how could I get that book ?
Bror King (1 year ago)
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ConceptHut (1 year ago)
I know how you feel man around 20:00. Fixing the world is a wonderful passion to have. Caring that much that you can't stand it. Keep on rocking out!!! Love the channel. Please get in contact with me on twitter using the same username I have here. Would love to help you monetize your channel AND help your viewers at the same time. Really get you some more resources that you can spread your knowledge faster.
Jayesh Chaudhari (1 year ago)
Superb... Intelligent way for farming... Really Quit Enthusiastic work....👍👍👍
TechReview Shakil (1 year ago)
I usually don't write comments. but after watching your video I am really impressed. and your activity really encourages me and others. god bless you. thank you.
Clewl Tetsui (1 year ago)
Oh that's so sweet, he got some inspiration from you!
A Perry (1 year ago)
This is so inspiring, I retire next year in Alabama. I have plenty of land and no knowledge about farming. I will purchase your book. I also have two wells on the property. What crops would you suggest for Southern Alabama
happytimes724 (1 year ago)
Wow I want to start. Thank you for the knowledge.
Ross Weiss (1 year ago)
Like what you're doing more people should be doing it but most people don't mainly because they are lazy or lack of knowledge but there's more money in raising animal's and making and selling hay to other small scale farms
Pink Butterfly (1 year ago)
Oh my GOD this is the video I've been waiting for!! This is going to change my life. Thank you guys
Modern Day Mormon (1 year ago)
So in other words instead of going door to door mowing lawns I can grow a garden on their lawn instead.
I love you guys xxx BRILLIANT! Subbed
Modern Day Mormon (1 year ago)
Hey I recognize John from the juicer review I saw. I got the Juisir.
Nancy Fahey (1 year ago)
I've gotta get his book.
LIVETA SOBOKA (1 year ago)
HI iM FRANCIS FROM TANZANIA i real appreciate your work big up brother
Bert Cooper (1 year ago)
I am not saying it can't be done, but making just shy of 50 bucks per square metre would require one hell of a green thumb.
Jeff Hudson (1 year ago)
Wow John love the passion at 19:50...good for you, keep crushing it and spreading the word...
Tiffany Hover (1 year ago)
you guys make me SO happy...I teared up with you...2 wonderful guys...I'm truly inspired that there are still such good people on this planet who live not just for themselves but to make the world a better place...thank you thank you and bless you both!
Lea Langston (1 year ago)
'll
Mariah Poke YT (1 year ago)
But isn't there a ton of competition? Why would someone buy from someone on such a small scale verses a huge local farmer that is well known?
edd bxy (3 months ago)
That question is a psychological excuse people give themselves :3
Jacob Klassen (4 months ago)
Quality versus quantity
ground pounder (1 year ago)
Awesome thanks big time!!

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