Saturday, November 03, 2007

Non-Profit gardening foundation starts Clickbank affiliate program

Dear Friends:

I'm amazed at how easy and GOOD the Clickbank Affiliate program is!

My sweet wife Araksya signed up as an affiliate today and it took
less than 2 minutes.

She then wrote a short note to some of her friends and told them how
she loved the Mittleider Method of gardening, and invited them to try

In 5 minutes those folks on your email list or other electronic
contacts can be enjoying their own digital copy of your favorite
Mittleider gardening book.

Here's a suggestion for what you could say. I believe it's
inoffensive and won't lose you any friends:

SUBJECT - I love These Gardening Books & Hope You Will Too

BODY - Hi! I love gardening and since I've been using the Mittleider
Method of gardening we've had the best gardens ever! (obviously
you'll make this your OWN experience)

We can actually grow up to 4 times as much healthy delicious food in
1/2 the space, while using 1/2 the water. It's almost unbelievable
but true!

The Food For Everyone non-profit foundation that makes these
gardening materials available promises you "a great garden in any
soil, in virtually any climate," while millions of gardeners around
the world agree.

And I'm excited that they've just made their most popular gardening
books and manuals available DIGITALLY, for more than 40% less than
the paper copies.

If you have any inclination toward gardening I invite you to visit

Or Click here
Join Clickbank

(replace steveffeo with your own Clickbank nickname).

Just decide which one you want and order. It's yours almost
instantly. My favorite is Let's Grow Tomatoes. 6 Steps to Successful
gardening is the simplest, and the Mittleider Gardening Course is
most peoples' favorite.

For less than $9 you can be enjoying your own digital Mittleider
gardening book in minutes. No shipping, no handling, and NO WAITING!

And when you discover how great these books are you'll probably want
to tell your friends about them also.

It's FREE and easy to become a Clickbank Affiliate. Just go to the
same page, look on the left side and click on "Clickbank".

In minutes your friends can also be getting the digital Mittleider
gardening books for 40% less than the paper copy, and you'll earn
ANOTHER 40% on everything they buy!

How can that be? The Food For Everyone Foundation isn't trying to
make a lot of money. Instead, their mission is to help people all
over the world learn to grow healthy delicious food in the best way

They want to get the word out about what they consider the world's
best gardening method, and this is how they're doing it. Is that
amazing or what?!

now and enjoy becoming a great gardener yourself!

Best wishes,

Folks, here's my challenge. Do some good – for yourself and those
around you. Sign up as a Clickbank affiliate and then give others a
chance to discover the secret to truly successful gardening.

Jim Kennard

Hopefully the second time's the charm

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mittleider gardening in extreme heat

I live in the desert of Arizona, so our climates are probably pretty much the same. Right now is the time to plant kale, chard, spinach, collards, lettuce, mesclun mix (which is a great market crop), cilantro, parsley, carrots, turnips, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, mizuna and other oriental greens. Check out your local county co-operative extension office for more ideas of crops. I have a combination of grow boxes and grow beds. The dirt is full of caliche here, so my root vegetables I do in the boxes. The boxes are an investment at first, but I like them better as they are easier to use from year to year - less digging with a shovel. Try planting some rainbow chard, purple and yellow carrots, unique vegetables that do well at a market and you can't find in the grocery stores.
Good luck.

I inherited my grandmothers farm last year. Lived in cities all my
life when not overseas military so don't know squat about gardening.
Being on disability (woke from a coma 2002) I have limited resources.
This first garden got beat up by the sun. Squash and watermelon made
it along with tomatoes (just barely) but nothing else. Coyotes got
into the melons bad. Want to grow some food to eat and possibly sell
to help stretch the budget. Any suggestions on what will grow out here?

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Urgent Need for Families to Become Food Self-Sufficient NOW

The following recap is taken from a study published by the Harvard
University School of Business. Titled Food Security and the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
, it was published September 25,
2007 as N9-507-068. They were trying to determine if the LDS Church
had some answers that others could learn from. A copy of the article
is posted in the Files section, for anyone who cares to read it.

The problems it identifies are very real, and should help everyone
realize that the days of cheap food are behind us. In addition to
everything listed below is the greatly increased cost of all
fertilizers, and the removal from the market of the best nitrogen
fertilizer. This alone is already substantially increasing our food

Inventories of Food Staples Are Declining – US grain supplies at 57
days, or a 34 year low. Zimbabwe is at 2 days' supply. US food
surpluses no longer exist!

Forty countries are suffering food shortages already.

Agriculture consumes 93% of available water.

Factors putting world food supplies at risk or increasing costs

Global Warming – More than 20% of viable crop land will be gone by
2050. By 2050 1/6th of the world's grain production will be lost
just between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Other locations will suffer
production losses on a smaller scale. Total impact could be 40-50%
reduction in viable crop land.

Natural Disasters – Hurricane Katrina caused over $1 billion in crop

Disease – Mad Cow, Bird Flu, and the Chinese Pig Virus that killed 1
million pigs.

Bio-Terrorist Attack – The potential impact from dangerous
microorganisms getting into the food supply is considered to be
extreme. Imported food accounts for 260# per person per year,
with only 1% inspected by FDA.

Population Growth – 80 million people born each year – The US
population will double by 2050.

Increased Meat Consumption – In the EU more grains are used to feed
animals than people.

Reduced Bee Population – "The biggest threat to the US food supply"
according to one USDA official. 1/4th of our diet comes from plants
pollinated by bees.

Ethanol Production – Land devoted to bio-fuel production increased
48% from 2006 to 2007. 1/6th of all agricultural land is projected
to be used for ethanol by 2009.

Reduced Available Land – Agricultural land is fast being reduced by
conversion to meat production, bio-fuels, and homes.

Available Land Prices Increasing – increased value of crops drove
prices up 14% in 2007.

Food Contamination – Food-borne diseases kill 5000 and sicken
76,000,000 yearly.

Increased Meat Consumption – Within 10 years the world's people will
eat 25% more poultry, 30% more beef, and 50% more pork.

Water Scarcity from many factors including more people, more meat
consumption, and more bio-fuel production – 25 gallons of water will
grow 1# of wheat, 2,500 gallons are required per 1# meat.

Shortages & Price Increases – Before WW II 1/3rd of family
income was spent on food. In developing countries it is the same or
worse today. In America 1/10th of income was spent on food in
2006, but now is increasing quickly.

Vegetable oil inventories are down – due to ethanol production.

Low milk inventories have caused dramatically higher milk and cheese
prices due to fewer farms and feed stocks being used for ethanol

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