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Hi Gang,

I’ve been keeping this relatively quiet, but I’ve been piloting a for profit venture this spring in my back yard. Its a salad green endeavor, and there is a little bit of press around it right now. I wanted to share it with you folks. There will be a CBC news piece tonight at 5:20pm and 6:05pm. 

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3602166530359&set=vb.118434788198374&type=2&theater

And there is an online article about the production here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/06/06/edmonton-backyard-garden-market-vendor.html

Link to Kevin Kossowan’s piece on Lactuca:

http://www.kevinkossowan.com/episode-45-greens-to-market

Of course you can always visit me @ the 124grandmarket Thursday Evenings between 5 and 9 (though I sell out quickly, you are better off banking on EOGGs greens;)

Finally I’ve set up a how to site for the business www.lactuca.ca, check it out for salad green production pointers.

See you folks on Saturday morning (weather permitting) we will at least get our fruit trees in the ground.

Keep it green,

Travis

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4 Responses to Travis Kennedy: Westmount’s Urban Farmer #yeggarden #yegfood

  1. benpike9 says:

    Hi Travis,<o:p></o:p>Yes, I heard you on the radio this morning.<o:p></o:p>I am glad the fruit trees will be planted, although I won’t be there as I have a cricket match starting at 11am. I saw the posts staked out for the trees. The staggered rows are good, except that they are straight rows seen when looking from the driveway, which is probably the most common view. Also, it could be good to space them out a little more where this is possible (corners and north side), as I have seen some quite big apple trees recently.<o:p></o:p>Did we get any apricots? If so, can they go amongst the tomatoes, next to the wall?, as close to the wall as possible. If not, I have a friend who collects apricots seedlings, who might be able to spare a couple.<o:p></o:p>See you before long I hope, Ben<o:p></o:p>From: Edmonton Organic Growers Guild [mailto:post@eoggs.posterous.com] Sent: 07 June 2012 14:46To: benpike9@gmail.comSubject: [eogg.org] Travis Kennedy: Westmount’s Urban Farmer #yeggarden #yegfood<o:p></o:p><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td width=”20″></td><td><tr><td width=”610″><o:p></o:p></td></tr><tr><td><tr><td></td><td width=”594″> </td></tr><tr><td width=”16″></td><td width=”578″><tr><td></td></tr></td></tr></td></tr></td></tr>

  2. nathantreestory says:

    Hey! I just read the article about your on the CBC news feed. Congratulations on your hard work and cutting out a niche for yourself! Hopefully we’ll see you all you EOGGers out there this season!

  3. Travis Kennedy says:

    Thanks folks. The important thing is to keep growing stuff. And you Growers are doing an awesome job of that. Ben the Apricots winter-killed at Little Tree so there were none in the order. It would be great if we could get a few from your friend. http://www.kevinkossowan.com/episode-45-greens-to-market/ has a new lactuca video. It has a little more philosophy behind the Micro Farm and the power of individuals to grow simple things like salad greens here in Edmonton.

  4. Vicky says:

    Great video, Travis. Here’s the direct link to it:http://www.kevinkossowan.com/episode-45-greens-to-market/VickySent from iCloud

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