Cambridge, WI (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Noel Valdes will present on open raised bed gardening at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, September 20, and Sunday, September 22. Noel, a lifelong vegetable grower, also founded CobraHead Garden Tools. Noel’s methods have been influenced by the intensive techniques introduced to the United States by Alan Chadwick and popularized by John Jeavons, but over the past thirty years he has developed his own raised bed gardening style.
Noel’s method requires no power tools, uses few external inputs and provides high yields of delicious produce for him and his family. Noel grows in over twenty raised beds producing everything from lettuces and other salad greens, to potatoes, sweet potatoes and other storage crops, to small fruits like raspberries and strawberries. While his garden is relatively large, his methods can be applied by the home gardener who just wants to start with one bed.
Says Noel, “Open raised beds offer the home gardener several excellent benefits - outstanding production yields in very small spaces, no need for power equipment of any kind, and a system that is probably more sustainable than any other approach to gardening. I'm convinced that one person can easily grow up to a third or more of all the food requirements for a family of four or more in a very small area. ”
“The importance of home and small scale gardening cannot be overestimated. People are starting to realize that growing food using good food growing practices is necessary for both healthy people and a healthy planet.”
More about Noel’s speaking event at the Mother Earth News Fair is available here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/pennsylvania-open-raised-bed-gardening.aspx#axzz2fIDIefMs.
Noel has presented at the Madison Garden Expo, The Chicago Flower Show, the Wisconsin State Master Gardeners Conference and the EcoFair 360, among other places.
For more information or to book Noel for a garden presentation contact CobraHead LLC. 866-962-6272. info(at)cobrahead(dot)com. http://www.cobrahead.com.