When you hear “MGM” most people think of a Hollywood movie studio, but increasingly it has become synonymous with the “Mittleider Gardening Method”. I first heard of the Mittleider Gardening Method in the 70’s when Dr. Jacob Mittleider published his books Food for Everyone and Mittleider Grow-box Gardens and customers came in asking about it. But the fad seemed to quickly fade.
I didn’t hear much more about it until a couple of years ago when Jim Kennard andd David Gillmore both moved to the Idaho Falls area. Jim has been gardening with the Mittleider Method since the late 70’s and now carries on the work of the late Dr. Jacob Mittleider through the Food for Everyone Foundation. David (AKA LDS Prepper) is a more recent ‘convert’, but is a very knowledgeable and vocal proponent of the method and has become Jim’s right hand man in teaching the method across the country and around the world. Together and separately they have helped literally thousands of people learn how to grow food in their seminars and projects in the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Madagascar, Armenia, Georgia, and Colombia.
The Mittleider Method combines the best features of soil-based gardening and hydroponic gardening, but without hydroponic expense. It’s a complete, easy-to-follow plan that eliminates guesswork and ensures success anywhere: an apartment patio, a city yard, a country lot, or a farm.
The method is based on maximum utilization of space, time, and resources. Crops are large because plants are close together, nourished by supplemental feedings of natural mineral nutrients (as in hydroponics), but with no special equipment. You can use the Mittleider Method by raising crops in either soil-beds or grow-boxes and you’ll enjoy amazing yields like never before!
The book The Mittleider Gardening Course (available at Town & Country Gardens) outlines in an easy to follow, step-by-step process exactly how to create a garden that has proven to out-produce nearly any other method, and at a surprisingly low cost, with no experience required.
David Gillmore will be our guest on the Town & Country Garden Show on KID Radio at 590 AM, 92.1 FM, and 106.3 FM on Saturday morning March 19 at 8:00 to tell us more about the Mittleider Method, including his recent trip to Russia with the Food for Everyone Foundation. Be sure to listen in, and call in with your questions.