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Brad Halm

Co-owner, Seattle Urban Farm Co and co-author, High-Yield Garden Planner

Brad is an experienced organic farmer, garden designer, entrepreneur, and author. He got started growing food in a small vegetable garden at the Homestead, an experiential living option at Denison University. His interest piqued, he spent a few years apprenticing on CSA farms around Ohio and quickly realized he had a deep connection to farming as a way of life. After 3 years of managing the CSA program at Village Acres Farm in Pennsylvania, he moved to Seattle to cofound the Seattle Urban Farm Company, an acclaimed business that designs, installs, and maintains urban farms and edible landscapes. Since then, Brad has designed and installed hundreds of residential and commercial edible gardens, developed a wholesale organic farm supplying Seattle area restaurants, and grown a business from a small startup to a thriving entity. He’s co- authored two books: Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard (The Mountaineers, 2012) and High-Yield Garden Planner, to be released by Storey Publishing in December 2015, and contributed an essay to Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement (Storey, 2012). He believes strongly in adding to the body of farming knowledge, and hopes to inspire new farmers and gardeners to start their own sustainable food businesses.


Too Many Zucchini: Professional Planting Calendars for Home Gardeners

Many people struggle with the vegetable gardening problem of planting too much at one time, then being overwhelmed when everything is ready at once. Learn how professional vegetable growers use a planting calendar to produce a consistent supply of produce every week, how to assess your produce needs, determine how much to plant, and how to schedule your plantings to ensure a consistent supply of fresh produce. Imagine eating a fresh salad from your garden year round!

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

GARDEN 101: Your Best Edible Garden

Season Extension for Home Vegetable Growers

Edible gardening has become a huge priority for health conscious gardeners. But how can you make the most of your edibles, and grow them so they look beautiful with your current landscape? You will gain a bushel of tips and insights from these three acclaimed experts in edible gardening: Brad Halm, Craig LeHoullier and Charlie Nardozzi will help you extend the growing season, integrate your edibles within your existing garden to maximize your space, and help you attain that rarest of edible produce: perfectly grown tomatoes!

Sunday, Feb 21 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow