Urban Farmer Curtis Stone Teaches Profitable Backyard Farming

By Vin Armani

In this video, the Urban Farmer Curtis Stone describes his journey from socialist musician to liberty-loving entrepreneur who’s frontyard and backyard farm makes more than $100,000 a year. Curtis is an inspirational example of living the change he wants to see in the world.

Curtis Stone is a farmer, author, speaker and consultant. His area of expertise is in quick growing, high value annual vegetables for direct consumer market streams. His book, The Urban Farmer demonstrates organic intensive techniques with a focus on business and systems to streamline labor and production. He offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist. Visit Curtis at http://theurbanfarmer.co/

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Vin Armani is the host of The Vin Armani Show on Activist Post, TV Star of Gigolos on Showtime, and co-founder of Agorist newsletter Counter Markets. Follow Vin on Twitter and subscribe on YouTube. Get the weekly podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Vin is available for interviews at email Vin (at) VinArmani.com.

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7 Comments on "Urban Farmer Curtis Stone Teaches Profitable Backyard Farming"

  1. If you like to garden and grow things this is a great interview. And I enjoyed that so much I just bought his book and subscribed to his YouTube channel. I recently retired, sold the urban home and am now looking for my second career when we move out of the rat race of the Puget Sound metro area down towards the Washington coast. While I’ve had and exploited my extensive green thumb for many years, it hasn’t been utilized at anywhere near what it’s capable of. And at the new place, this could be exactly what I was meant to do. From a gorilla gardener extraordinaire (I’ve been told) and all the adventures that entailed, to the ultimate small town though urban trained urban farmer, personal scale agriculture is a great niche to be into, especially for personal gain – psychologically, spiritually and financially.

    • Been really looking into doing similar. Already do a lot of dealing in firewood for us to burn. We can also sell excess. Despite ourselves not being “set” in life we also help others who might be a bit more worse off. I know this year three pickup loads of good sized out cut wood was taken to an elderly couple. He can no longer get out and go do for them, she can manage bringing wood to the porch and feeding it in the house, if it is cut to the right proportions. Well, when I split and help cut wood I ensure it is done up so the infirm, elderly, impaired folks can handle it well.

      This year I a hoping to get a “bean tree” growing. Got the old bakery store bread rack set up. Need to get seed beans to start, will save seed too for the next sowing. I am focusing on beans as they are just plain out healthy & filling for most. They can also serve many purposes for a variety of making up. Want to try growing eggplant eventually as well. Little steps until I start running. 🙂

      • As one who used to cut and split wood not only for my own use but sold a fair amount of it too, that’s a LOT of hard work you’re donating there. And I bet they appreciate that. If it was me I’d almost feel guilty knowing how much work that is. I’d be VERY appreciative. Firewood is a lot like they were talking about in the YouTube clip as I always saw the value and always felt more independent and never guilty about keeping the house nice and warm while seeing a big savings in the monthly electricity bill either. Plus personally I was probably in the best physical shape of my life while doing the firewood thing. And when we had federal permits we’d go to the Gifford Pinchot Nat’l Forest by Ashford, Morton and Packwood Washington where they gave out firewood permits of usually about 10 cords a year for free and not only was their some excellent old growth Douglas fir trees to be had but the location right at the foot of Mt Rainier and you could see St Helens was something to behold too. Anyway good for you! Although gardening will do the same thing for you at a bit less of an output in the physical exertion area, that’s for sure. Oh and finally Ebay has some great prices on his book. I paid less than $20 for a new copy. Good luck!!

        • Well so when a book is readily on ebay or amazon for cheap and or re-sale that brings up the question of why ? Was the book not that great of a resource that people re-sold it? So Silverado you purchased it on ebay have you had a chance to read it yet and when you do can you give a brief review?

          • Silverado | April 3, 2017 at 4:10 am |

            I think it’s more of an over printing thing and these extras flow into the secondary used market even though they’re still unread and new. Newer editions are also released creating still new older editions too. Anyway NOS I guess. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. And with all of his videos on Youtube covering much more, his online course etc etc, that book is only going to tell part of his story. I’ve kind of gotten reinspired about my gardening watching Youtube and am looking forward to getting some containers going though we’ll be busy this month moving. It’s a great time to know something like how to grow things especially natural nutritious food as mother nature intended. It’s an honorable vocation.

  2. Healthy is Valuable
    It’s good too see the door to door love again.

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