Growing Food and Teaching How to Garden in the Las Vegas Desert

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to Cowboy Trail Farm to learn about this new resource in the Las Vegas area for Gardeners and people who want to eat healthier. In this epsiode you will learn about how you can sucessfully grow in a hoop house in the desert, about sunken beds, aquaponics, and even how to grow a papaya tree in Las Vegas.

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  1. 12:05 – 12:35 inspiring!


  2. The desert is actually a great place to grow foods. Most of Israel’s produce comes from our Negev desert. Look for “Smart Agriculture Blossoms in the Negev” on Google, you will find a short article on how it is done


  3. This is great! I was wondering if a small hoop house in Northern California close to the coast could help my Tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers produce later into the season? I was going to have a solar air heater and my dryer vent warming it if the frost hit. Just experimenting. Let me know please. Thanks.


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  5. JOHN: IN REALITY MOST DON’T GET TO GO TO ALL THE COOL PLACES THAT YOU DO! SO I WANT THANK YOU FOR EXPANDING OUR MINDS, AS TO THE ENDLESS POSSIBLITIES IN GARDENING! IN ENGLAND GARDENING IS A WAY OF LIFE – HERE IN THE U.S. IT’S FORGOTTEN FOR THE MOST PART. SO PLEASE KEEP TRAVELING AND EDUCATING US. THANKS AGAIN – F R GONZALEZ


  6. Once a city boy a 4yo boy came from the city with his parents to my farm. I turned to him and sayd ” Miguel this is a chicken, they lay the eggs” and he sayd ” No, your wrong, I see my mother and eggs come from the supermarket”
    This is a huge problem!
    Nice video. 🙂


  7. Whoa – thank you for sweltering (for) us. From my perspective, what an otherwise spirit-deadening landscape. But here is Cowboy Trail Farm – and you – greening the desert. Wondering if they have adopted some of Geoff Lawton’s approaches in the endeavor to green Jordan. Long-term, I think we shall have to rely on large shading trees rather than electricity – who knows how long the latter will be available to us? And yes – how fortunate we are that you take us to such inspiring places!


  8. John, did you notice any solar panels running those fans, pumps and swamp coolers?


  9. Show us how to separate banana pups


  10. Excellent overview John! My son just took his first class there today and was so inspired he want his own garden now! Maybe next time you will let everyone meet Marilyn too!


  11. Excellent, thank you! Looking forward to making a visit there.


  12. Giggity giggity @ the okra :p


  13. Great vid John, thumbs up to ya and thankin’ ya for this our of the desert farm! = )


  14. LOL, there he goes again


  15. John, thanks again for another inspiring video. I love your shows about growing food in challenging places. I agree – educate the kids. My boys know that eggs come from chickens and tomatoes come from plants. Keep up the good work!


  16. @tubeexcellence
    Try Garden Farms in Las Vegas. They install raised bed organic vegetable gardens in your own backyard. They make it easy for you to be successful in having your own vegetables all year round. It really is a great opportunity to share with your son and his friends as well!


  17. @janikidd – Gracias!
    Do you know anything about Eden Garden Farms in Vegas?


  18. @tubeexcellence no I haven’t. Do you have a membership?


  19. @janikidd – No I do not have a membership. I found them in my internet search for ‘garden farms in las vegas’


  20. @janikidd I was talking about Garden Farms of Nevada. The thing that gets me about the Eden Garden Farms is that it claims organic but uses plastic as mulch. I don’t see how that puts anything good back into the soil like natural compost mulch. Also, I like to grow my own stuff. Its fun. Just a personal thing. But thanks for the info!

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