Grow Your Business

This group is designed for individuals that are interested in building a business around gardening, landscaping, and "growing" something.

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Building your own Cold Frame

For gardeners, having a cold frame can really extend the growing season. Here are some simple directions for creating your own cold frame out of old windows. Hope you enjoy!
KarenBuilding a Cold Frame.pdf

Discussion Forum

Permaculture, the new future?

Started by Alek Faber. Last reply by Sam Burton Apr 26. 7 Replies

Growing Shurbs, Trees, or Flowers for Profit... Anyone?

Started by Jim Tetterton. Last reply by Jim Tetterton Dec 29, 2014. 8 Replies

Out of the box ideas

Started by Karen Wortman. Last reply by Alek Faber Dec 21, 2014. 11 Replies

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Comment by Sam Burton 7 hours ago

I'm currently working on some small e-books and free video content for YouTube, as a way to build a mailing list. My first 'real' product for this niche will be an online 'Gardening and Homesteading' course. I don't have a name yet. I plant to have the course live by late February, when people are thinking about gardening again. The e-books will come out as they are completed.

Comment by Sam Burton on September 14, 2015 at 8:17am

You Tube is easy, it's learning to put out good content that's my problem.  Right now, I'm just learning how to use the service while I figure out my voice on the channel. It's a very crowded street. My long term goal is to use You Tube as a place to generate interest in courses I'm developing. Good luck with it.

Comment by Jeremy Obermeyer on August 30, 2015 at 9:29pm

Sam, Keep up the posting! How difficult is it to do the youtube? I am considering that but wondering how to make it more exciting than just getting on there and talking. I will be checking out your channel when I get a chance! We re currently looking for our own place instead of renting in which we will be able to expand. I am also wotking on my writing a bunch and also looking for speaking venues!

Comment by Sam Burton on August 9, 2015 at 9:05am

It looks like this group has kind of faded into obscurity. I'm sad about that. I intend to keep popping in to update those of you who still drop by once in a while. I also want to alert you to my new You Tube Channel, "Our Simple, Sustainable Life". It's only in its infancy and I promise that it's going to get better.  I am also planning a beginning gardening/homesteading course for spring release. Finally, please stop by "Our Edible Suburb" for ongoing updates about the farm and garden. We've changed direction, but we're far from gone. I hope you are all doing well. Let me know how I can help with your 'growing business'. We're in this together.

Comment by Sam Burton on May 17, 2015 at 11:14am

Wouldn't you just know, the year I decide to downsize the whole garden enterprise, I have my best harvest in years. I think there's a connection. It's back to a hobby, and therefore no pressure. Gardening is fun again.

Comment by Sam Burton on May 7, 2015 at 7:11pm

I forgot to mention that I'm in the process of writing a book on DIY Aquaponics for Beginners. I hope to have it to market by the end of this month. Once it's out, I will write one on hydroponics. I've become a HUGE convert to hydroponics. Especially for lettuces, cabbages, cauliflower, etc. I've even created an aquaponics/hydroponics hybrid system that will knock your socks off. So easy. I'm not going to trademark it, but I want to keep it to myself until I'm able to release the idea to market. Stay tuned.

Comment by Sam Burton on May 7, 2015 at 7:06pm

Got two pigs out on pasture right now and two more will be here in a couple of weeks.  It looks like we're going to have a lot of pork for the winter.  We thought we were done with pigs about 18 months ago, but with the price of cows, pigs were a much cheaper option for us.  We'll put some in the freezer, give some away and sell some. Any of y'all got any feeder animals out this year to help pay the bills this fall?

Comment by Sam Burton on May 3, 2015 at 8:35am

Forgot to mention to y'all, but we're moving. One of the great things about being an infopreneur is the ability to work from anywhere.  My wife has been offered her old job back at the Dept. of Defense in Northern Maine where we used to live. She loved that job and they are offering to pay for her to complete her college degree. She will still be able to keep her soap business. It's just too good for her to pass up. My writing/publishing/vlogging/podcasting start up won't miss a beat. I'll still have my garden and chickens, just in a more compact environment. Brittan will move on up as soon as she gets her orders from DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services). I will stay behind to wrap up this years harvest and sell the homestead, then I will join her.  It's really pretty exciting. Gardening and Homesteading will be different, but we've done it there before. We'll miss Georgia, but we do love Maine, too.

Comment by Sam Burton on May 3, 2015 at 8:16am

I harvested sugar snap peas and strawberries today.  The garden might be smaller this year, but it's just as tasty.  So far I've been harvesting kale, lettuce (lots of it), basil, oregano, thyme, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, swiss chard, radishes, green onions, cilantro, snap peas and strawberries. Granted, I live in Georgia (for now, but not much longer), and we have an unfair advantage, but how's your garden doing?  C'mon folks, it's been awfully quiet around here.  How about those of you in landscaping businesses? How's things going in your world? 

Comment by Sam Burton on April 29, 2015 at 6:55am

BTW, Damon, how's all this rain affecting the fishing?


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