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SPIN-Gardening(TM) Launches for Homegrown Food Movement

Online Guide Re-connects Good Eating to Home Gardening

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SPIN-Gardening: How to Grow Productively on Under an Acre, a guide that adapts the commercial sub-acre SPIN-Farming techniques to the home garden, is now available online for purchase and download at www.spingardening.com.
The new guide is the first in an online learning series that shows how to fit food production into everyday life, part-time or full-time; working alone or with family and friends. The guide costs $19.99 and is illustrated with 14 color photos. Future gardening guides will detail how to establish food production systems that are home, apartment and workplace-based.
According to Co-author Gail Vandersteen, “The SPIN-Gardening guide shows how to achieve levels of productivity and diversification that go far beyond current home gardening practices. It is for those who want to stop being merely consumers and who want to start being food producers.”
“We can’t all go back to the land, and most of us don’t want to,” says Co-author Roxanne Christensen. “But many of us share a sense that food production should once again take a prominent place in family and civic life. What we are providing at the SPIN-Gardening website is a self-serve, self-directed online learning series for self-farmers.”
What differentiates SPIN-Gardening is that it is:
— production-driven
— organic-based
— post-harvest oriented
— multi-locational in scope
— family and civic-minded
SPIN-Gardening is a do-it-yourself food production system. It shows how to grow a steady and dependable supply of vegetables that have all the quality of farm-grown and all the convenience of store-bought by working part-time or full time, working alone or with family, friends or a like-minded group. More information on how to turn gardens into significant food sources can be found at the SPIN-Gardening website – www.spingardening.com
Roxanne Christensen

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.