Welcome to Day 1 of the The Best of Home Grown Food Summit – 2022!
Friday, December 2nd

We hope you enjoy and are inspired by today’s powerful speakers!


Here Are Today’s Speakers:

How To Start Your First Vegetable Garden Without Breaking The Bank and “Compost” The Movie

David the Good


  • Learn the easiest way to build your first garden bed, and the tools every gardener needs to have.
  • Discover how to feed your garden without spending a dime!
  • Set yourself up for success with the easiest vegetables to grow – even if you’ve never grown anything else before.


About the Speaker:

David The Good is the author of eight gardening books including Compost Everything, Grow or Die, Free Plants for Everyone and Totally Crazy Easy Florida Gardening. He also maintains a popular YouTube channel where he answers questions live as well as produces videos on plant propagation, gardening on a budget, composting and more. He and his wife Rachel have been blessed with nine children and currently live near the equator in a tropical rain forest.

Container & Raised-Bed Gardening

Kevin Espiritu

  • What exactly are microgreens?
  • Learn how to set up trays, sow seeds, harvest, and store.
  • Know exactly what materials you’ll need to get started right.
  • How to prevent common problems from the start.


About the Speaker:

Kevin Espiritu is a self-taught urban gardener, focused on teaching 10,000,000 people how to grow their own food. He’s the author of Field Guide to Urban Gardening, a primer on getting stated with urban food growing, no matter how small your living space.

7 Homemade Fertilizers: From Trash To Treasure

James Fry


  • Learn how to make your own compost tea!
  • Humanure? It’s not a gross as it sounds with these simple, and safe, handling techniques!
  • Surprising ways to turn your common wastes into a super root stimulator.


About the Speaker:

For James’ the magic started when he was 4 years old and his dad showed him how to plant a garden.

As James grew up he was disturbed by the disharmony and destruction caused by the industrial world and decided to do something about it.

James is a humble student of Permaculture and traveled all the way to Australia to study with Bill Mollison himself (the founder of Permaculture) and Geoff Lawton and draws most of his fire and inspiration from the work of activist/farmer Joel Salatin.

He’s invited several times per year to teach his innovative growing method at Earthship Biotec8ture, the most radically sustainable architecture company in the world, based in Taos New Mexico.

While James lives in Colorado, he secretly wishes he were back developing a remote permaculture retreat in Brazil bathing in coconut water and spending time with friends.