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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote John from visits the first community garden in Las Vegas. The Tonopah Community Garden. Look at all the amazing work they ha… Video Rating: 5 / 5 Organic gardening is much more then just avoiding the use of chemicals on your garden. For many people it is an outlook on l… Video Rating: 0 / 5

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  • 006969123 6 years ago

    O look a tomato growing out of a slot machine.

  • Tom K 6 years ago

    @OS253 You obviously dont know much about farming in the Desert. Most of
    our nations food is grown in the desert region of California, and the water
    is shipped in from wonderful Southern Nevada. If all the water evaporated
    off the ground, plants could not survive. Trees could not grow deep root
    systems. the key is to let the water run a bit longer, soaking the ground
    deep. the top of the soil will lose its water to evaporation, but the rest
    will remain.

  • Still Waters 6 years ago

    @mothmanifest Take the UK for example. Green rolling downs as far as the
    eye can see, But this is unnatural and man-made/effected through
    overgrazing of sheep and cattle. That whole country was one giant forest at
    one time, and the people lived like ewoks ^_^

  • Sventasis 6 years ago

    Very inspirational and VERY CREATIVE community garden 🙂

  • Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens 6 years ago

    Yes, I would agree there are easier and more efficient places to grow food.
    We probably shouldnt live in the Desert either.. But.. lets be realistic.
    People live in the desert. Its better to grow food locally in the desert,
    than have it shipped in.. In which case their is more overall resources
    being used… So drip irrigate.. Mulch.. grow edibles that are native to
    the desert that can grow with less water.

  • hablerz 6 years ago

    @growingyourgreens Isnt it possible to create fertility in very arid areas
    by carefully planting various specialist plants?. I thought you could
    create micro climates by doing this, i saw a vid of a guy growing produce
    in Jordan with salted earth and rainfall just twice a year.

  • Inga4020 6 years ago

    I think this is a very good idea even though watering can be an issue it
    isn’t like it can’t be done. You just gotta think about it and study how to
    best make use of the water. I live in Vegas and have my own backyard garden
    using large pots with a drip kinda system and I just picked about 2lbs of
    Roma tomatoes when I got home from work. Winter gardening is the best here
    in my opinion…no bugs and you can grow so much more. Thanks for letting
    me know about this comm. garden John.

  • hablerz 6 years ago

    @mothmanifest Ive seen alot of his stuff its fascinating , but you have to
    ask yourself why he hasnt been involved in working in Australia on the vast
    areas of salted land there.

  • Still Waters 6 years ago

    I think this video is a positive step toward dialogue on the future of arid
    lands. One key point is figuring out what is a natural desert that should
    stay natural, and what is man-made desert(ed) wastelands due to the
    standard consumerist lifestyle. Our elders knew what the land looked like
    before plantations and ranches. we have no clue so we think its just
    useless wastelands when just a few generations back it was a thriving
    rainforest. This has a huge effect on the climate of the area also.

  • Sheryl Firkus 6 years ago

    Since you travel so much I would like to know since I am so particular
    about water quality. Do you stay in a Eco Friendly Hotel since we have so
    many now or do you carry a shower water purifier or sink purifier with you.
    I carry mine everywhere I go unless the accomodations already have water

  • GardenCalifornia 6 years ago

    @growingyourgreens — I agree, there’s no room for everyone on earth to
    live in all the most mild and fertile areas… We’ve pretty much crowded n
    laid them all with pavement, lol. And drip irrigating along with mulch
    really can save a ton of water, regardless of where you live. No, some
    people can’t totally live all year off a small patch. But even one little
    space keeps you in touch with nature and helps you to appreciate the more
    simple things. Something many people have lost touch with.

  • mysciencenow 6 years ago

    you are one of the best rootsman ive seen in years

  • TheUrbanOutdoors 6 years ago

    Good video Jon….yeh people really need to go back to the days where
    families grew veggies and fruit as much as possible.

  • 1978graham 6 years ago

    never thought of fork tags, your videos allow so many new ideas to reach so
    many people. I really appreciate the hard work and dedication you put into
    your youtube channels. thanks, Terry.

  • Still Waters 6 years ago

    @OS253 That would be the standard misconception, however, it is possible to
    green Las Vegas. Look into the work of Geoff Lawton and the video called
    “Greening the Desert”.

  • MrNobodyNothing 6 years ago

    @OS253 Check out the video,”Greening the Desert” Permaculture. See what was
    accomplished in the desert of Jordan in very salty desert soil. Figs Dates
    and Pomegranates in 6 months The METHODS are more important to success

  • OS253 6 years ago

    In my opinion, it’s a waste of water to plant food in the desert. The
    desert is a dry place. You can’t turn it into a lush garden. The water
    evaporates too quickly.