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Raised Row Gardening Grows – The Simple Growing Method Takes Center Stage!

Raised Row Gardening has certainly come a long way! What started as a simple method for us to try to garden smarter, and not harder – raised row gardening has taken on a life of its own.

raised row gardening

Raised row gardening is a great way to grow nearly anything

The advantages of this simple garden method sometimes seem too good to be true. A raised row garden is not only easy to create, but requires little equipment or cash. There is no need for a rototiller, or back-breaking hours spent digging, hoeing and raking. And with the growing row set-up and heavy mulching, weeding and maintenance is a breeze.

In fact, even in a larger-style garden plot like our 60 x 40 raised row set up, it can be maintained in about 5 to 10 minutes each day.

As for the production – it is truly amazing! Our little plot has easily produced 70 to 80% of our family’s food for the last 6 years.  And maybe best of all, the raised row gardening method can work well in a drought or heavy rain season – much better than other traditional gardening methods.   See : Raised Row Garden Basics

So with all of those advantages – I guess it’s easy to see why the Raised Row Method is about to get a little more famous.

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It was growing nearly all of our family’s food that helped us save to build the farm

It is with tremendous (okay, massive 🙂 ) excitement that we are honored to announce we have signed a Raised Row Gardening book deal with Page Street Publishing, a division of McMillan Publishing! The book will focus on the entire sustainable cycle of the Raised Row Garden process – from creating, planting and maintaining – to everything in between. The book is set to publish in early 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Update – As of February 20th, 2018 – the book is out! You can order here : Raised Row Gardening – The Complete Book!

This summer, with the help of a photographer and illustrator, we will document the entire cycle of the raised row gardening process – from start to finish. That includes all of the new tricks, tips and strategies that now make it even more efficient since that very first raised row garden back in 2011.

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one of our first raised row gardens. It produced more than we thought possible!

It will be so exciting to be able to put the entire gardening method into one big resource! We hope that more than anything else, it can become a wealth of information for those looking for a simple, less stressful, and organic way to grow their food. In other words, become exactly what it has been to us!

We have had a lot of help along the way from experts in so many fields. One of which are arborists and tree companies that help with all of our mulching questions. They can be of help in so many areas – consult Lenexa tree service experts.

There is no more of a more simple, happy and fulfilling life than getting to follow your passion! We love to write, talk and live gardening, cooking, and DIY. We always cherish the opportunity when asked to speak on those subjects – and look forward to meeting so many wonderful people who share our passions. At the end of today’s article, we have listed our upcoming peaking engagements, including one right around the corner on March 4th, at the Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s Spring Fever Home Garden Symposium. If you live nearby or happen to be in the area, we would love for you to come out and join us! Be sure to check them all out below.

While we are at it -we just want to say “Thank You” to all of our readers and followers for giving us the opportunity to do what we love! – Jim and Mary

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s “Spring Fever” Home Gardening Symposium
March 4th, 2017
Ohio University, Zanesville Campus in the Campus Center
1425 Newark Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701

The event features nationally known speakers and educators on such topics as container gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more. A continental breakfast and full buffet lunch are included. Seating is limited so pre-register today. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person. Registration at the door is $30.00.

Registration details

Pickerington Public Library – Sharing The Story Of Old World Garden Farms
Monday, April 10 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Pickerington Public Library
201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Register at

John Glenn Library – Sustainable Living, A Simple Life at Old World Garden Farms
May 10th, 2017 6:00 pm
Muskingum Library – New Concord Branch
77 West Main St
New Concord, Oh 43762

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