By Vanessa Richins
Kipp Nash lives in suburban Colorado, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a farmer.
As he explains on his website, “Believe it or not, we’re operating our Community Roots project from a rental home. We moved in in the fall of 2005 and this is where the whole idea started.
One day, looking out upon the back yard I thought about how we could grow veggies here in the backyard, and then we could find willing neighbors in our area to offer us their backyard for growing vegetables. If we could find enough backyards, maybe we could grow enough vegetables to sell at market to support ourselves financially. We could also start a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program right here in the neighborhood…YES!!!”
He was able to start farming in the yards of eight of his neighbors, and Boulder Community Roots Farm was born. Last year, on land totaling less than a half an acre between all plots, he was able to gross Read the rest of this entry »