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3/6/13 6:05 P

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Well, Thanks, Houndlover. I'm delighted to know where to see past shows from this series. But that wasn't the one where they showed a row of 4 inch PVC pipe pounded into the ground with veggies growing out of the top.

I've seen grow sticks on line today with holes cut periodically, but this man had the plants in the top only, at a height where he could reach them. I'll probably never figure this out until I happen to see it again.



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Thank you! Very interesting link

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Your mention of organic farming together with other blogs and articles I've read recently has gotten me thinking about the amazing dicotamy in the food industry. As more and more people are trying to eat healthier and are especially looking for more organically grown foods, the "mainstream/factory farm side of agriculture" has been developing and using GMO seeds and system herbacides and pesticides. The gulf between what so many people are calling for and what the food industry is offering seems to be widening. When are the food producers going to figure out that it is easier to supply people with what they want than it is to create things they don't want and sell them on the idea.

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3/6/13 10:53 A

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There you go, this should be the whole episode:

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3/6/13 8:58 A

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Well, it might have been Growing a Greener World (Create Channel) show episode #308: Veteran Farmers (Jacksonville, FL)
As veterans return home from war, a troubled economy can make finding jobs in the private sector even harder. Combined with the difficulties of readjusting to “normal routines” many are finding careers in organic farming to be the perfect combination of mental therapy, healthy activity, and positive reinforcement as they re-enter the workforce, just at a time when organic farmers are needed more than ever.

Don't know how to go back and see this show again to know for sure. But it seems to me the gentleman in the wheelchair in the spot that impressed me was a veteran,

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I thought we might gather TV show resources. But for now, I'm trying to remember the name of this one so I can perhaps watch it on the internet again. I'm not positive, but I think it was a show on Create??? Help?

I saw a gardening show on PBS in the last week. A man in a wheel chair was doing a lot of container gardening, but everything was under his trees in dappled shade. And his vegetables were beautiful.

He had created what i thought was a decorative fence along the tree-lined drive in to his property. Used 4 inch diameter PVC, pounded them in the ground and filled them with dirt. Each post had something planted in it. Absolutely amazing!!

In another area, he had pots filled to the rim with veggies, placed in groups on the grass under his trees. Never seen anything like it before.

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