Organic farming movement pioneers Jay and Pamela North learned that it took much more than good soil, the right product and hard work to turn their small California farm into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. It took a lot of selling know-how, media savvy and inventive promotional techniques to turn their two acres into millions of dollars.
In an exciting new book called Getting Started in Organic Gardening for Fun and Profit, Jay North shares his extensive knowledge of farming and gardening as well as tips, secrets, stories, and his wide-ranging marketing know-how.
As pioneers in organic gardening, Jay and Pamela taught themselves through research, study, and trial and error… and became some of the country's leading experts. Now you can share the benefit of their pioneer spirit.
Getting Started in Organic Gardening for Fun and Profit is all about how you can start your first garden or farm or begin to convert your existing garden or farm into a healthy, productive, profitable, and natural source of organically grown produce, plants and flowers.
Over the last 30 years, Jay has:
• Developed and promoted a nationally recognized farm;
• Assisted hundreds of clients in the marketing of their products
• Grown and promoted a wide array of innovative organic farm products,
• Created sales in the millions.
Jay's work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on national radio and television. He is the author of The Windowsill Organic Gardener, Guide to Cooking with Edible Flowers and Grow Yourself Rich.
In clear user-friendly language Jay takes you step-by-step through everything you need to know to grow beautiful organic crops and to sell what you grow.
The book offers information on deciding what to grow, how to choose plants and seeds that are right for your climate zone (and where to find them) how to build soil, how to control weeds and pests, how to compost, and much more. There are sections on growing vegetables, fruits, edible flowers and ornamentals.
Plus: You'll get Jay's sparkling advice on promoting and marketing your crops … based on 30 years of experience and millions of dollars in sales. Jay also talks about the benefits, the deep satisfaction and the fun of organic gardening.
The book is dedicated to Jay's late wife and organic farming partner, Pamela North. Pamela introduced Jay to organic gardening as a way to help feed their menagerie of exotic pets and distract him from a hectic business life.
Jay writes: "For many organic growers, farming or gardening is a passion. We feel a connection to the Earth and believe it is a moral duty to protect her and provide for her. Aside from the apparently spiritual affiliation, it's just plain fun to be out in the sun playing in the dirt and watching things grow."
Reading Getting Started in Organic Gardening for Fun and Profit is also just plain fun, as well as highly informative and inspiring. It delivers on the promise of its title: It tells readers exactly how to get started in organic gardening and how to succeed in having fun and making a profit.