I’d like to introduce BevoWorks as a sponsor of Urban Organic Gardener. I spoke with one of their operating managers and co-owners, Taylor Hill to learn more about the company. Here’s the Q&A.
What does your company specialize in?
We hand-select beautiful, durable products for the home, specifically outdoor products like raised beds, greenhouses, garden decor and architectural items, such as post caps and finials.
What is your best selling product?
Right now, our best selling products are T5 High Output Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures that are used for starting seeds and getting a jump on the growing season.
Which of your products do you think is a must have and why
The Urban Garden Raised Bed is by far one of the most attractive, functional gardening systems we have found for urban gardeners. It’s certified organic cedar, and allows gardeners to really get a lot of production from a very small space. Plus, the folks that make it provide excellent customer care, so we feel really good about selling these.
What do sustainable and organic gardening mean to you?
For me, it’s about being able to control part or all of my food supply in a way that doesn’t rob the earth or my neighbors that live on it with me. It’s about doing things that connect me to the source of my food, and getting really great benefits in return, such as exercise, and healthier, more delicious food so that I can feed my family and friends.
What is your funniest gardening story?
I had a neighbor who went out and bought a huge tiller and tilled half his yard, about a 24 ft x 24 ft area, to plant a huge garden after he watched me put in a large raised garden bed that took an area of about 16 ft x 14 ft. With a shovel and a hoe, I removed the grass and put down newspaper and brought in a large load of organic dirt.
This neighbor laughed at my prep work and told me his garden would out preform mine in the end. However, as spring turned into summer, my wife and I were sharing our yield with this neighbor because their garden did not produce and yield half of what our garden was producing. Needless to say, the next spring this neighbor was asking me at every turn what he should do; dirt, planting combinations, etc. For us, half the fun of urban organic gardening is being able to share the produce with others, and get them excited about trying it, too!
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