Farmer in the City




Jake Schultz

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oregano, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  As the world gets more industrialized with it's agriculture, I view it as a necessity to understand how we can get back to knowing how to grow our own food. I love growing heirloom plants that are rare and hard to come by. It's a great opportunity to see someone's eyes light up when they see a purple cauliflower or red sweet corn. What better is it than to expand someones mind with our most basic and required resource to live?


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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 2nd, 2012 at 06:30 pm

    I love the look of your garden. It looks like you really use your space well. How has your garden been doing since 2010?

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  • Posted by: OverwhelmedWithTrees on December 9th, 2010 at 09:01 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day?

    How long is your growing season up there?

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 9th, 2010 at 06:07 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day. Do you have a protected winter garden?

    Have a great garden day.

  • Posted by: Groundbreaker on December 9th, 2010 at 03:27 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on December 8th, 2010 at 05:49 am

    From your list of things that you grow, you must have a large garden.

    Have a great garden day.

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