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Unlocking Sustainability with Scavenger Hunts
Stacey has traveled to gardens, farms, and homesteads across the globe and has curated best practices from coast to coast. Stacey envisions a world where everyone is nourished by the magic of fresh, affordable and culturally exciting food…extra points if its homegrown. She is one of the world’s top gardening experts, featured on Martha Stewart Radio and PBS’s Growing a Greener World and once appeared on the David Letterman show featuring a giant radish! She is known for her superpower of packing, literally, tons of vegetables and herbs into tight spaces and she has helped thousands of new gardeners from six continents enjoy fresh, affordable food grown at home - whether that’s a pot on a window sell or a front lawn full of veggies.
Superfood for Wildlife
Amy Landers loves to help gardeners grow food for humans and wildlife. She’s been writing and teaching about nature and gardening for more than 20 years. She has presented at Organic Growers School, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, Master Gardener programs, the Garden Hack Summit, the Grow Network, and more. She loves bringing gardeners together to share experiences and learn through the online classes and community she hosts at GardensThatMatter.com. As a nature nerd, she’s well complemented by her husband, Colby, who brings an artistic approach and building skills to the team. They grow a "beyond organic" garden in Western North Carolina where their three boys enjoy the fruits, flowers, and fascinating wildlife that fill the yard. Especially the strawberries!
Small Space Gardening
Enoch is a small space gardener who has been growing his own food for over 12 years in his limited urban space in southern Oregon. While growing many different varieties of fruits and vegetables in his small space garden he has taken his gardening skills to new levels each year, and has been sharing his gardening adventures with viewers on his YouTube channel "the Urban Gardener" for the last 7 years. When his passion for growing his own food and gardening grew over the years he never imagined where it would take him. He is constantly surprised that he gets back by sharing his growing adventure.
Nutritious Foods People Can Easily Grow
Ocean Robbins is co-founder & CEO of the 700,000 member Food Revolution Network. He is author of the bestseller, 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Ocean founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) at age 16, and directed it for the next 20 years. He has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people, organized online seminars and events reaching more than a million, and facilitated leadership development events for leaders from 65 nations. He has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University, and is a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award, and many other honors.
Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture
Paul Wheaton is a powerful advocate of permaculture. He was dubbed the "Duke of Permaculture" by Geoff Lawton and Sepp Holzer, and the "Bad Boy of Permaculture" by Occupy Monsanto. Paul is the owner of permies.com, coderanch.com, richsoil.com, and Wheaton Labs. He has produced over 600 podcasts, 200 youtube videos and a dozen feature-length films. He has presented at over 100 events around the US, and has written dozens of articles and 2 books on topics ranging from luxuriant environmentalism to homesteading skills. The events he hosts at his property, Wheaton Labs, have resulted in the development of rocket stove and rocket mass heater technology, massive earthworks featuring extensive hugelkultur, solar dehydrators, lots and lots of round wood timberframe structures like a truly passive earth-bermed solar greenhouse and a mega-cheap and luxurious home design called the Wofati, as well as many, many other permaculture innovations.
You Are Nature: How Human & Planetary Health Are One
Rob Herring is an environmental filmmaker and musical activist. He directed/produced/wrote The Need To GROW, winner of multiple Best Documentary awards and seen in 175 countries around the world. Rob worked on the critically acclaimed GMO OMG, and is a Producer on the follow up to the world famous Zeitgeist Trilogy.
As a musician, Rob writes songs for health and eco activism, and headlined the Rock For Nature concert in Berlin for 25,000 people. He is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and is the co-founder of Integrative Pediatrics.
(Save the Bee)
Gardening with Bees
As executive director of Save the Bee, Catie Coman is dedicated to protecting pollinators because bees, beetles, moths, and more, are critical to our health and the health of our planet. At Save the Bee, Catie is focused on projects that serve bees and beekeepers, including planting pollinator habitat in agricultural areas.
Catie lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she is a hobbyist beekeeper and an amateur gardener.
How Tarahumara Indians Grow Their Own Food
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens.
Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.
Five Simple Ways to Grow More Food in the Same Space
Jason Matyas is a husband, father of seven, homesteader, lifelong gardener, 20-year Air Force veteran with 9 worldwide deployments including two tours in Afghanistan, and visionary entrepreneur and public speaker. He is the founder of a family business with his children called Seeds for Generations that provides heirloom garden seeds and inspiration for gardening as a family. Jason is also the Executive Producer of the documentary film Beyond Off Grid, and founder of the Return to the Old Paths project devoted to inspiring and equipping you to reduce your dependence on the modern economy and seek true freedom by Returning to the Old Paths of productive households and local community interdependence.
Real Human Agriculture
Rik Vermuyten started studying the oriental philosophy and medicine in 1969. Worked several years in a hospital in Antwerp ,Belgium in medical chemistry. BAc in Acupuncture (1983). Studied natural medicine, phytotherapy (herbal medicine), homeopathy, naturopathy, nutrition, biochemistry, acupuncture, Feng Shui. He studied and practiced organic agriculture since 1972 and natural agriculture and permaculture (permanent agriculture) since 1991. Rik created a lot of seminars on health and a healthy lifestyle: How to create your own health, How does our body and mind work, Women's Natural Health, Understanding the purpose of Life, Creating the Life of your dreams, Developing freedom, Using the power of our Mind, Creating a more Spiritual Life, Create your own healthy foods at home and in your garden, Make a permaculture garden step by step, Use healthy foods and herbs from your garden as your medicine. Seminars and consultations in English, French, German, Spanish and Flemish
Permaculture for Beginners
Matt Powers (M.Ed) is an author, educator, seed saver, gardener, and entrepreneur focused on radically transforming the entire K-12 education system through the collegiate system as well as the economy such that it aligns with regenerative science, natural principles, and permaculture ethics: Earth Care, People Care, & Future Care.
Matt, a former public high school teacher with a Masters degree in Education, is the author of the first government accredited permaculture curriculum in North America (fully cited, peer-reviewed, & aligned to national standards), and his work continues to spread in schools, colleges, and universities globally with over a dozen books in 6 languages and 10 online courses. Matt is on a mission to empower people everywhere to live more regeneratively.
Growing Tubers: Ginger and Tumeric
Growing Farmers is led by Michael Kilpatrick, a farmer, educator, and inventor who lives in Ohio. He is the host of the top rated Thriving Farmer Podcast and Thriving Farmer Summit series which has been viewed by over 50,000 farmers. He has managed large farms and businesses, consulted for industry experts around the world, and spoken at dozens of conferences. Michael believes that anyone can farm by following the simple business and management skills that he teaches in the Small Farm University, our community for thriving farmers.
The Most Revolutionary Way to Water Your Garden
“What if there was a garden and fruit tree in every yard?” This is a question that Greg ponders every day. For over 32 years he created one of Phoenix's first environmental showcase homes for urban farming. The 1/4-acre yard featured a primarily edible landscape with over 80 fruit trees, rainwater and grey water harvesting, solar applications, and extensive use of reclaimed and recycled building materials.
In 2003 UrbanFarm.org was created as an online portal for urban farming education then in 2015 Greg created the UrbanFarmPodcast.com that in just 6 years has released over 750 episodes amassing over 4 million listens to date.
How Gardening Helps You Grow
Brian Vaszily [rhymes with PAISLEY] is one of today’s most renowned and respected healthy aging and longevity thought leaders, researchers, and advocates. For over 20 years, he’s helped guide millions of people to research-based natural health solutions, and he’s worked with and helped guide many of today’s other most prominent natural-health-oriented Mds and researchers. He’s the founder of the popular health destination, TheArtofAntiAging.com, with over 500,000 members. The Art of Anti-Aging's mission is to empower those in middle-age and their ‘golden years' with the most effective evidence-based natural solutions to look and feel their best, avoid and overcome disease, and live long. Brian has created and hosted multiple highly acclaimed online health and longevity summits that feature today’s top natural-health-oriented MDs and researchers and that have been heard by over a million people. Brian is also founder of PurityWoods.com, a fast-growing provider of premier-quality USDA Certified Organic skincare products.
Growing a Garden of Calm
Sajah Popham is the author of Evolutionary Herbalism and the founder of the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where he trains herbalists in a holistic system of plant medicine that encompasses clinical Western herbalism, medical astrology, Ayurveda, and spagyric alchemy.
His mission is to develop a comprehensive approach that balances the science and spirituality of plant medicine. He focuses on using plants to heal and rejuvenate the body, clarify the mind, open the heart, and support the development of the soul. This is achieved through understanding and working with the chemical, energetic, and spiritual properties of the plants. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves.
He lives on a homestead in the foothills of Mt. Baker Washington with his wife Whitney where he teaches, consults clients, and prepares spagyric herbal medicines.
Herbs for Dinner!
Kami McBrides’ mission is to inspire a cultural shift that embraces taking care of our bodies with healing herbs, a deep connection with the earth, and a lifestyle that passes this knowledge on to our children. She is the author of the much loved book, The Herbal Kitchen, and over the past 27 years has helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and learn just how simple it can be to use the healing power of their garden for self-care, prevent illness, and take care of common ailments.
Kami developed and taught the herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and her work is centered in sustainable wellness practices, creating self-reliance and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world.
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Grow Your Own Vegetables is on a mission to support one million new growers in creating successful vegetable and herb gardens. Our team’s passion is to remove gardening obstacles so that you have the opportunity to wake up, step into your garden, and harvest organic breakfast greens or mint for your morning tea. We want to empower you to create a lifetime of healthy habits for you and your loved ones with garden-fresh food.
Join Stacey Murphy (Founder) and Denise Beins (CEO) of Grow Your Own Vegetables as they share the 2023 Superfood Garden Summit. Stacey is one of the world’s top gardening experts, and she envisions a world where everyone is nourished by the magic of fresh, affordable, and culturally exciting food…extra points if it’s homegrown! Denise believes gardening can be part of anyone's lifestyle, no matter what kind of space, physical ability, or experience they have. That's why she has gathered so many garden visionaries in one place for the 2023 Superfood Garden Summit. Join Grow Your Own Vegetables for this exciting event, and take part in their mission of fresh food for all!