Dig Deeper

Here are in-depth how-to's on topics that SPIN farmers want to - or should - know more about. 

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#DD-1 Work Flow


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Managing all the various farming tasks is a big challenge for sub-acre farmers. Understanding work rates, work sessions and work flow are key to success. Here's how to do it. Includes 37 photos.


#DD-2 The Multi-locational Urban Peri-urban Farm


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Land access is not a problem for SPIN farmers. Here's how to create and manage a farm using scattered yards and parcels within a 20 minute drive of your home base. Includes 44 photos.


#DD-3 Quick Greens


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While greens are the cash crop for many a SPIN farmer, Quick Greens are even more lucrative and not yet widely offered. Here's how to grow and sell the most quickly harvestable crop in the world. Includes 44 photos.


#DD-4 Rainbow Carrots


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One of the reasons SPIN farmers are successful is that they are constantly thinking up new ways to make money. Here's how to turn the common carrot into a very high-value crop. Includes 40 photos.


#DD-5 Indoor Farming With Micro Greens


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SPIN farmers are resourceful in assembling a land base, and they look for cropland not only closer to home, but in the home. Here’s how you can conquer the next farming frontier – your basement, spare room, or dining room table – with one of SPIN’s most lucrative crops. Includes 49 photos.


#DD-6 Working Productively With Volunteers and Interns


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Using unpaid help can be a huge productivity multiplier. Here’s how to run a program that minimizes your need to manage and maximizes worker output. Includes 31 photos.



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