Marjory Wildcraft - Grow Your Own Groceries - Expert Talk with TGo

Episode 44

Marjory Wildcraft - Delicious Food From Your Own Backyard

Marjory is the founder of The Grow Network which is a movement of over a half million people who grow their own food to stop the destruction of the earth. She is also the author of “The Grow System: The Essential Guide for Modern Self-Sufficiency from Growing Food to Making Medicine”. Since food prices are going up so much, Marjory is going to share with us today a simple system she has developed so that you can grow half of your own food in a backyard in less than an hour per day.

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Expert Talk is sponsored by PodNation TV, the podcast to broadcast network. Hey everybody, welcome to the show. You know where you are? The [email protected], with me TGo. And today I, every day that we're on, we talk with experts, which you're going to love this expert, because she's going to show you how to save money on groceries.

Maybe grow it yourself and be able to survive almost anything. Marjory. Are you out there? I'm here, TGo. Thanks for Having me on. Thanks for being on. Okay. So we got to dig into it, grow your own groceries for real. I mean like, is this only for farmers or people in the city or what do you say? This is for everybody,

it really is for everybody. Even if you live in an apartment or condo, you can do something, a suburban backyard. You can grow at least half your own food, if not more. And you know, if you've got more land, you're going to have a lot more fun. So what's what got you started in growing your own groceries. Why did you even take that path?

You know, it was not something I would've, I would've, I would've never imagined that I would have taken this path, but I was, I was a professional real estate investor. Actually. I was a student of Robert Kiyosaki and I had created this really successful real estate investment business, and things were going great. I was volunteering on a farm to table project to get locally grown food into the local elementary school.

And it seemed like such a slam dunk. Like it's just going to happen, right. Because everybody wants it. And then it was an utter failure. And the failure absolutely changed my life because we realized there were not enough local organic farmers to pry it even part of the vegetables to the local elementary school. And I, when that meeting, when that happened,

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And I was surrounded by 15 million people like me. What, what, you know, now we all know that things can happen and back then I seem crazy to think it, but, you know, I just went nuts and it, I said, whatever I've done in my life prior is no longer important. I have to learn how to grow food,

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correct? Yeah. Yeah. I, and, you know, I'm really glad I've had the time because I, and I thought it was going to happen sooner, but I'm really glad I've had the time, because it's really enabled me to figure out systems for how to take somebody from who knows nothing. You know, maybe they're older out of shape,

you know, and how do you take them and teach them in small little increments, step by step on how to, how to grow a lot of their own food, nutrition, calories. How do you, how to do it in a backyard size space? And so we've had all these years to develop the, the processes and figure out how to do it and make it fun.

Okay. Okay. We're making it fun. I get that people are growing in their own backyard. I know now that I know you're going to have me grow and stuff in my little backyard, but this takes years. I mean, you can't start growing the day and eat like in a couple of months. Right. And you're talking about starting out eat next year.

No, No, no, no. I'm actually starting. I'm talking about starting right now and eating actually, even just in, in a few weeks, because I knew there would be some kind of a crisis and you can do it. And, and it's really pretty simple. We've developed a really simple three-part system that involves a small garden, a flock of chickens and a small home.

Rabbitry you're not going to turn into a migrant worker. Don't worry. Yeah. I have this, you know, this vision of being a straw hat living in my backyard, you know, I, I, it just doesn't no, that's not it. But when I have real vegetables, you know, and it's rare cause I live in Las Vegas,

but when I have real real vegetables, actually a friend of mine in Kentucky has overnighted me eggs and veggies and stuff from her ranch. When I have that, it's tastes entirely different than what you get in a grocery store. Why is that? Absolutely because the food that's grown in the grocery store comes from the commercial agricultural system and their soils have been depleted so long ago.

The, the thing that they're feeding the animals is not really food. It's almost like cardboard. So they're not going to produce eggs or meat that tastes like anything. So when you eat real home, grown fruit is addictive. You're gonna, it's, it's an entirely different, it's an entirely different thing. We used to say, you'll be okay if you'll be a perimeter shopper,

that's not even true anymore. You really need to grow your own food. So when you're looking at growing your own food, I know once you start growing and you start harvesting your own food, you're going to save all kinds of money on the grocery store. But is it costly to get started? Actually, No, you know, you can get started fairly inexpensively.

You know, if you want to do it quick and buy it all, pre-made yeah. You know, that's going to happen. But w most people who grow food actually are just doing it from stuff they already have in the garage or stuff that they can recycle. So it, it's pretty simple and easy to get going and really not that expensive. Wow.

Now I know you have a program that teaches people how to start in their apartment, their suburban home, their backyard, but here in Vegas, we have a couple that happened over the last couple of years that have a community garden. Do you want to teach people how to start a community garden? We do also teach people that, and I absolutely love that because you know,

then you're hanging out with people who are in your area growing. And a lot of times the experience people are there and they're the ones you want to make friends with. So where do you start? What's when you're first getting started, you know, because I do not have a green thumb. Okay. I'm just going to put it out there. What's the easiest thing to start with for that first plant that you can put on Instagram,

look what I'm growing. What would you start with? Let me, let me let you know that a lot of people always think immediately of gardening when they talk about growing their own food. But the thing I recommend is actually a small flock of backyard chickens. And here's why I recommend you start with six laying hands. You can build a little coop in a run for them.

It all fit in the size of a parking spot. It doesn't require a lot of room. You can build the coop in the run on a weekend project, get the food and water for them, buy some hens off of Craigslist or at your local, you know, farm store and basically be producing eggs in about, you know, a few weeks.

a flock of six hens will lay:

but okay, I'm in the land of HOA's, you know, I'm in Vegas, I'm in the land of HOA's don't. We have to worry about like the chicken noise and all that. That's another reason I really recommend hens there. You know, the rooster is the one that makes all the noise and contrary to popular belief. You do not need a rooster.

The hens will lay eggs. Just fine without the boys. Okay. Allen, put up the two minute warning. I know we got to go. We've been showing great video. I mean, if you pull in carrots and a hundred pounds of potatoes, but we just got started. I hope you can come back because I want to dive in even further and further,

but I know you have a webinar coming up, where do they go? What do they do? Go to And I condense 20 years of figuring out the fastest, easiest, funnest ways to grow food in a grid down situation. We present that in an hour. The most funnest part is the Q and A. Afterwards that come with your questions,

I will answer your questions. Yeah. And it's an awesome webinar. Okay. This is probably one of the yummiest interviews I've done because now I'm all excited about getting my own hens. We're gotta get this started, I'm going to go check it out myself. I got to check out this webinar and I hope Marjory you'll come back and come back often because we just got started.

I nine minutes ain't long is it? We got to go. Nine minutes is like woof. I thank you so much for hanging out with me. This was very informative for our first interview. And I guess I'm going to be growing my own groceries here pretty soon. You guys, You're going to love it. This is awesome. Hey everybody. I hope you enjoyed that episode.

If you want to grow your own groceries, how to and check out Marjory, because she's going to teach us all how to do this thing. I hope you enjoyed this episode. I hope you'll come back next time. And it's always, TGo and I'll talk to you next time.

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