1. A Cooler Startup

    A Cooler Startup

    Courtesy Roxanne C., Philadelphia, PA An aspiring flower farmer planning to start up in 2018 has been thinking through with us whether or not to invest in a cooler. Here are some of the considerations. If you opt to take SPIN’s low road and launch without a cooler, it will...

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  2. Stand and Plant

    Stand and Plant

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., Philadelphia PA Backyard farmers have a unique set of fitness gear. It's designed to make their workouts easier to do, not harder. Like this tool here. It's the Stand and Plant planter. It was invented by a Tennessee farmer who specializes in sweet potatoes. He grows...

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  3. DIY Portable Sprinklers Get the Job Done

    DIY Portable Sprinklers Get the Job Done

    Courtesy of John Greenwood, JNJ Farms, Macomb IL When it comes to SPIN-Farming irrigation, keep it flexible, cheap, crop-specific and portable. That's especially important if you are farming multiple yards, like John Greenwood of JNJ Farms in Macomb IL. Here's how he made his sprinkler system. I buy a stick...

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  4. How GMO Literate Are You?

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., Philadelphia PA It's that time of year again when SPIN farmers cuddle up to the fires or their computers to browse seed catalogs. It's also the time social media fire off the question "How do you know if you are buying GMO seeds?" A better question...

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