Gardeners Sharing their Knowledge and Joy

Hope this is helpful in creating food not bought

The Story of how we saved the Ivan Tomato

This story of how we saved the Ivan tomato is a great read.  It helps to put the sets that lead to our journey into perspective.  How did we take this tomato we loved and make it a tomato that can now be found in 46 states and 6 countries outside the USA. Discover the...

From Indiegogo to Farmers Market

The story of the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project is a fun journey through the process of growing an agricultural start up.  Our goal is always been to grown a sustainable agriculture business that saves well loved family heirlooms food producing plants from extinction and...

Growing the Rock Star Plants

Each year, as gardeners we grow all sorts of plants in our victory gardens. We grow ones we have grown before that did well and we tend to grown new plants that sounds good.  However, how do we know which plants will bring us the biggest bang for our garden space....

From Kitchen Window to Market Booth

Year two of the Ivan Tomato Rescue Project has been a blast.  We have been growing this company very organically, pun intended....  The path has been rather curvy but we learn more with each wayward step. Read about how we went from last years best practices to...

Amish Plant Action Adventures

Have you ever been to a plant auction?  Last year was my first time at one and I probably made every rookie mistake that I could make.  I learn a lot and what I learned was that I did not have a clue what I was doing. Read more in my Heirloom Gardener Food Not Bought...

The Non-Gardener’s Guide to Gardening, Volume 1

  I must admit that I had absolutely zero interest in gardening for the first 44 years of my life.  For the past two years, my interest has been growing slowly.  This timeline corresponds with my wife’s decision to start her own gardening business about two years...

Waste Not Want Not – Can It

Over the last couple of years I have worked towards a concept of less waste of food. I made the commitment to use what I have, well.  This sounds easy, however as an avid gardener I have a lot of food that matures in fits and starts.   I also like to make rather...