Curtis was a musician who decided he wanted a different life. He started his urban farm with a $7,000 investment and without buying any land. (That means no debt!) His first year, he earned $22,000 and then doubled that profit number every year for the next four years, ultimately employing 8 people.
He then completely redesigned his entire operation and shrank the size and massively increased the profitability.
Today, he manages his entire operation with one staff person, working 40 to 50 hours per week during the growing season and generating $80,000 to $100,000 of annual profit from his operation. In 2012 he grew more than 50,000 pounds of food on less than an acre of land and used only 80 liters of gasoline!
And, because he’s right in the city, his overhead is massively reduced!
Join us as we discuss his history, his inspiration, his methods, and how we can apply the principles of ecology to financial planning!
- Curtis’s YouTube Channel: http://TheUrbanFarmer.co
- Curtis’s farm website: Green City Acres
- SPIN farming website
- Curtis’s in-depth interview on the Permaculture Voices Podcast
- Curtis’s interview on GroAction.com