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Jim T.
Draper, Utah
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Food and seed shortages. Quarantines. Health concerns. Talk of food truck strikes. Panic in the stores. Food recalls. Take control of feeding yourself and your family with a gardening method that is 100% organic, safe, and produce delicious and healthy food for you and your family. I lived and interned with the inventor of the Square Foot Gardening (Mel Bartholomew) method over 20 years ago when it was located in Eden, Utah. I've been a certified square foot gardening instructor for over 20 years and have taught hundreds of people in the region and state how to do it successfully. I have a 4 season garden in northern Utah where I grow for my family, a few neighbors, and 3 local restaurants. The SFG system is one which there is no heavy digging, no hard work, no weeding, and no thinning. You'll use only 20% of the space compared to a traditional garden, use 90% less water, save 95% of your seeds, while enjoying 100% of the harvest. These gardens are 100% organic. Take control of your food source-this method is 100% organic. Learn how to make gardening fun again.
About Jim T.

I've been a SFG'er for over 20 years and have been able to grow delicious, organic, safe food for my family, neighbors and local restaurants. I only have 174 sq. feet of garden space, but with a SFG, you get 100% of the yield in only 20% of the space normally used with a single row traditional garden. I was taught by the inventor of the SFG system when I lived with him for 4 weeks in Eden, Utah many years ago. My love of food drove me to the love of gardening. And once you grow your own, not only do you save money, you also have a better eating experience. You grew the food, you know where it came from, how it was cared for, how it was watered, and best yet-hasn't been on a truck from another state after being harvested a week or more ago. My biggest satisfaction comes when others learn how to do the exact same thing. Eat healthier. Save money. Learn a life skill. Enjoy better tasting food.

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Experience
SFG Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
CTEC
I'm a teacher at this community continuing education school. These are night classes that cover topics of not only SFG, but also 4 season gardening, seed starting, composting, and growing your own microgreens at home.
Lead Trainer/Instructor
Feb 2005 - Sep 2009
Thanksgiving Point
I taught the introductory and advanced Square Foot Gardening classes at Thanksgiving Point. It was also my responsibility to train new instructors.
Certified SFG Instructor
Apr 2004 - Dec 2017
SFG Foundation
Member of the SFG Foundation. During this time I've taught in many settings such as community and church events, local preparedness classes, libraries, and adult continuing education classes. I also was the lead instructor for the 3 day SFG "Boot Camps" held in San Diego with Mel Bartholomew.
Education
Business
Sep 1977 - Jun 1982
University of Utah
Business
Sep 1977 - Jun 1982
University of Utah
Languages
English
Professional Proficiency
Certifications
SFG Instructor
Jan 1999
SFG Foundation
Interned with the author and inventor of the world-wide gardening method-Mel Bartholomew.
Awards
SFG Garden Picture Award
Oct 2006
Mel Bartholomew

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