S2E5 - The Farmden
It’s more than a garden, but less than a farm. It’s a “farmden”! Our guest in this episode describes it “as a site with more plants and/or land than one person can care for sanely. A gardener and garden gone wild, out of control.” With many families embracing the philosophy of modern homesteading and self-sufficiency, I think many people have farmdens, but just didn’t have a word for it.
Lee Reich, PhD
Lee Reich, is a scientist, an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer), and writer, most recently with the book THE EVER CURIOUS GARDENER. In addition to providing a year 'round harvest of fruits and vegetables, his farmden provides a testing ground for innovative techniques in soil care, pruning, and growing fruits and vegetables, and helps satisfy his educational mandate with workshops and training.
Kings and cabbages go back to compost, but good deeds stay green forever.