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Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Casting call - Reality TV!

I can't believe I am suggesting a Reality TV Show...

But honestly, I have thought of trying out for the Amazing Race (especially after having so much fun in Urbandale's Amazing Race and the Des Moines 9 to 5 Adventure Race) or even Survivor (but that was before I had seen an episode...) 

Although it's rare for me to watch TV, even good stuff like Growing a Greener World, this one has potential to be GREAT if it is done well, and after talking to the folks there and browsing their website it could be educational and even culture changing for good.  So...

Do you want to help save the world & be on TV!

  • Are you a young American between the ages of 21 and 30ish?
  • Do you live with your parents or would you consider moving back in with them?
  • Do you want to try to convert your parents’ lawn (and neighborhood greenspaces) into a workable yardfarm–one that can sustain you and your family either nutritionally or financially or both?
  • Do you want some guy with a camera following you around while you try to do this for nine months?!?

If you said yes to all those questions, then you should apply to be on Yardfarmers! Yardfarmers is an upcoming reality TV show that’ll follow six young Americans as they attempt to make a livelihood out of growing food in their parents’ yards, their neighbors’ yards, random street flower boxes, churchyards, school yards, vacant lots, cemeteries, or whatever spaces you can find that can be converted from useless ornamental lawn into a new source of healthy, local and sustainable food. In the process, they’ll be helping to combat climate change, the obesity epidemic, factory farming, suburban sprawl, food deserts, and get their family, community, and country ready for a warmer, more turbulent future. All while competing for the honor of being crowned “America’s Best Yardfarmer,” and, of course, a substantial cash prize.

What could be a more fun way to spend 2016? To learn more about the show and to apply, check out Yardfarmers’ call for contestants. Apply soon as this is a rolling application and will close once we choose our first crop of yardfarmers!


Technically the casting call is closed, and the odds of selection at this stage are much lower. However, after talking with them, I found out that they have had very few candidates from the Mid-West. 

So, if you apply quickly, and are a very strong fit, they will still consider you!

I would LOVE for one of YOU to be chosen for this adventure!

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