Garden Circles at Mootopia

March 28, 2017

Garden Clean-up Has Commenced!


We are happily busy this week at Mootopia, commencing the big and much needed garden and yard clean-up, which just happens to coincide with the new moon.

Today we started cleaning up the straw bale tomato beds, pulling up dead stalks, cages and irrigation lines. I had my youngest three helping and we made the best of work in sloggy sand and semi frozen bales. It feels completely lovely to be...

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March 20, 2017

The "Food Court' at Mootopia

Last year was the first year I really decided to go full-in on growing food for myself and my family. The only sizable sunny spot in our yard was an ancient asphalt tennis court that was so rough you couldn’t dribble a basketball on it. One major asset it did have was a tall fence on both ends that used to catch stray tennis balls. Plus, there was already a fence along a third side, which made it...

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March 20, 2017

More Garden Circles for Mootopia!


This is what the Mootopia garden looked like last year.  Not bad for a newbie gardener, huh?
It is built on an old asphalt tennis court that is 60 ft by 120 ft. Part of it was turned into a sand volleyball court years ago by the previous owner and it had since filled with weeds. Rather than invest in repaving, or removing the asphalt, we instead decided to build a garden here since it was the only...

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March 20, 2017

Introduction to Mootopia

I am Ryan Hunt, aka King Moo.  My wife is Queen Moo.  We live in Mootopia, our up-north urban micro-farm.  We have four little moo-lings, several cute chickens, and we drive a big white van called The Mooliner. And we now have an elegant royal garden to help sustain the populace. It is because of that garden that we invented Garden Circles, a creative raised bed system.  

My Queen Moo and our 4 little moolings before embarking on our great gardening adventure!

Queen Moo and our 4 little...

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