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A Sustainable Gardening Epidemic is Needed Now!

Knowledge of the Mittleider Method of sustainable gardening makes you one of the “vital few,” and with that knowledge comes both opportunity and responsibility.

In The Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell describes how a few people can make a tremendous positive difference for everyone else, which he compares to an epidemic.

You need to help Start An Epidemic of Family Gardening – Why?

Because your garden can FEED you — even when:
• Your car won’t run because there’s no gasoline (or you can’t afford to buy it) …
• There’s no food to buy in the stores … or
• There’s no money (or not enough) to buy food for whatever reason.

This is the overriding reason why the message YOU carry is so vital for everyone.

And gardening should be sustainable, using true, proven principles and the best methods and techniques, so it will yield the “most bang for the buck,” and be worthwhile and enjoyable for the long term.

The Mittleider Method can feed you and those around you! It can give you “the garden you’d want if your life depended on it.” And it very well may.

The best growing principles, methods and procedures have been the closely guarded secrets of the large field and hydroponic growers, meanwhile, the large majority of gardening families are back in the 19th century, using only manure and compost, scared into believing that ANY use of “chemicals” will threaten their health, or even their

What makes the Mittleider Method so unique – and so vitally important – is that it teaches the best principles, methods, and techniques used by large commercial and hydroponic growers, but adapted to the small family garden. It works in any soil, and in almost any climate. The procedures are easy to learn, simple and straightforward.

In addition, the Mittleider Method eliminates the problems so often associated with large-scale commercial food production, such as overuse of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, high cost, and lack of freshness and flavor.

Now here’s your opportunity … and my challenge to you!

Great changes have always been initiated by just a few people who knew what they wanted, were focused, and were willing to share their knowledge with everyone they could influence.

I challenge each of you to be among the “vital few” who help people around you improve their lives while preparing for the uncertainties of the future.


By promoting, teaching, and demonstrating what you’re learning about the Mittleider Method of sustainable gardening, and getting others to do the same.

Choose a group of people with whom you have a genuine, social relationship. Your church group, email list, gardening club, voting district, family, or neighborhood association are all good places to start.

Show them your own garden. Tell them of your own success. Loan them a book or CD. Offer to teach a seminar. Point out the benefits of learning and doing it NOW, before their need is urgent and it’s too late to learn or prepare.

Share articles, tips and advice from the Food for Everyone Foundation Website.

Even if you do nothing more than persuade people to buy a can of vegetable seeds and a couple bags of fertilizer, you’ve done tremendous good. A triple-sealed #10 can of 16 heirloom vegetable varieties, from which you can plant more than ½ acre, that can be stored for many years can be purchased at the Foundation website or at

Do something NOW! Make your voice heard, and your influence felt. You CAN make a difference for good in the world around you.

It’s time to spread an epidemic … (Not bird flu. The gardening “bug!”)

We can do it. And remember: “out of small things proceedeth that which is great.”

Thanks for your interest in gardening, your willingness to do it right, and your courage to share.