I really have developed a soft spot for ebooks lately and have probably read over a dozen in the past month. Most recently I finished Food4Wealth by Jonathan White, an ebook that claims to teach you how to easily create a vegetable garden with little work and better results than a traditional vegetable garden. Did it live up to its claim?
After reading Food4Wealth, I really believe that having your own vegetable garden is doable for any gardener, even a beginning black thumb like me.
Ecological gardening and sustainable agriculture will be the way we produce food in the future as it’s easier to maintain and provides healthier organic food for us to eat.
What I Liked About the Food4Wealth Ebook
The Layout - After reading the Table of Contents I knew I would have the answers to most of my questions. Jonathan walks you through the construction of creating your garden plot, with illustrations. He talks about how to plant your garden for maximum results and includes the best 10 plants to start with. And he finishes with how to maintain it by creating your own compost. It’s really a detailed how-to guide in growing edible plants in an earth friendly way.
You Don’t Have to Own Massive Land to Grow Vegetables – Jonathan points this out very clearly. I think there are a lot of people who think they need a lot of land to grow enough produce to feed their family. This ebook gives examples of how Jonathan grows food for his family, usually with leftovers that can be sold for profit at local farmer’s markets or given to family and friends. You too can have a bountiful and successful vegetable garden in the city or suburbs.
The Project Plan - Including a project plan, checklist, and materials list of the process was tremendously beneficial. It really makes it easier for the reader as it breaks it down. This action plan is invaluable in getting started, because you don’t feel overwhelmed as you can take it step-by-step.
You Have to Compost - Jonathan really pushes the point that to have an effective ecological garden you’ll need to start composting. Sure you could buy compost, but you never know the quality and it can really get expensive. It’s easier than most people think.
What I Did Not Like About the Food4Wealth Ebook
No Problem/Solution Section - Although Jonathan talks about the reasons behind what you’re doing and why it works, there’s no dedicated section to solving common problems. It would be nice if it was located in one section at the back to reference quickly instead of having to reread the book to find a solution.
The Price Will Turn Some People Away - This ebook isn’t necessarily overpriced, but it’s more than what I was expecting. I’m assuming this is because of the added video tutorials and audiobook. I would, however, assume this ebook to return on its investment as you’ll be growing your own produce. You won’t have to spend that money at the grocery store and that can really add up. The ebook will be invaluable for some readers, and not worth it for others.
What is Food4Wealth?
You can read my first look at Food4Wealth to learn what my initial thoughts were. It’s an 80 page ebook on everything about ecological gardening, but Food4Wealth is really more than that. It includes video tutorials, an audio book version, project plan, materials list, and a systemized checklist to get started on building an ecological garden. It will take you from setting up your garden to planting your edible plants and maintenance.
I’ve Made Food4Wealth Simple So Everyone Can Do It.
After reading and watching Food4Wealth you will know how to:
- Set up a garden that produces many times more than a traditional vegetable garden
- Set up a garden that only requires 8 hours of light easy effort per year
- Grow food that you can harvest every single day of the year, no matter where you live
- Set up a garden that NEVER needs digging
- Set up a garden that REPELS PESTS
- Set up a garden that has virtually NO WEEDS
- Produce food in the world’s most environmentally and ecologically friendly way
- (And the list continues on the website…)
In my experience, the study of natural ecosystems reveals everything we need to know about growing food. After all, Mother Nature has been doing it this way for millions of years.
What is ecological gardening?
Ecological gardening creates a healthy ecosystem that is self-sustaining without the need for harmful chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. There is harm to the environment with this type of garden. It’s the way Mother Nature intended.
It uses the idea of biodiversity in planting a vegetable garden. Combining a diverse selection of edible plants in the same planting bed allows the soil nutrients to be depleted and restored on a natural level. It’s letting nature do what it does best.
There isn’t one crop, like corn, taking all of a single nutrient. There is a wide selection growing together. Each plant adds to the overall garden in some way.
The plants work together in an ecological garden to create a more natural community that is beneficial for all. This creates harmony in your vegetable garden and you enjoy tastier, healthier food. It’s a win-win.
How much land do I need?
This was originally a concern for me. I live in an apartment complex so I have no backyard. I’m lucky that our community offers a community garden where we can rent plots and it’s watered by timers. This is where I plan to begin my ecological garden when an organic plot opens up.
The Food4Wealth method is best in a plot of at least 8×8 feet. Any smaller and you just don’t get the ecological processes happening. – Jonathan White
As long as you have a normal size backyard you can do this in the corner and not take up much space. The bigger the garden the better it works on an ecological standpoint, but you can’t get too large otherwise maintenance increases and you might not satisfy the nutrients needed.
Jonathan makes this clear in his book, giving drawings to illustrate the size of the garden plot and references how to build it. The illustrations really brought the point home and made it easy to understand.
What if I live in an apartment or rental?
I started thinking about ‘what if I didn’t have a community garden?’ I know many homeowners are selling their homes and moving into rentals. What would they do? I decided to ask Jonathan for his advice.
If I lived in an apartment, I would just grow a few salad greens in pots. I may consider setting up a small aquaponics system. I have an aquaponics product coming out in the next month or so. – Jonathan White
I only recently learned about aquaponics and will write about it in the near future. And I look forward to the new ebook as I plan to start aquaponics in the future.
Bottom line, if you have no yard you can plant a container garden. Salad greens would be a tasty and easy way to grow your own produce.
Conclusion: Food4Wealth Review
We need to better understand the environment as a big picture and do what we can to benefit the planet. Even with a small garden, just a little patch of land, it plays an important role ecologically.
Let’s look at Mother’ Nature’s point of view instead of basing everything solely on a human’s concept of gardening for human needs.
If you are an experienced vegetable grower, you’ll need to be able to adapt. This is a different approach that will probably contradict everything you’ve done until now. It’s very different than a traditional vegetable garden and you might find it difficult to let go of your previous experience. It’s best to read Food4Wealth with an open mind.
If you are a new gardener, or plan to begin a vegetable garden, this would be a great book for you. It breaks everything down step-by-step. Food4Wealth takes you by the hand as you create an ecological garden of edible plants.
I’d recommend Food4Wealth for anyone interested in growing a vegetable garden organically. If you’re looking to grow your own food, this is a simple and environmentally friendly way that has the potential to create a bountiful supply of fresh produce.
And Jonathan does offer a full 8 week, 60 day money back guarantee.