On this episode of the Activation podcast Derrick Broze speaks with farmer and activist Curtis Stone. Curtis is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick-growing, high-value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer,demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labor and production. He offers a new way to think about farming – one where the quality of life and profitability coexist.
Curtis’ farm, Green City Acres is located in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and was established in 2010. In an eight-month growing season, the farm generates over $75,000 per year on only one-third of an acre. This is done by specializing in a select group of high-value, quick-growing crops that allow for multiple plantings in the same beds as well as calculated intercropping strategies. The farm has been recognized internationally as a flagship example of how profitable and productive urban agriculture can be.