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 moo-lings right before embarking on our great gardening adventure!
I believe in fighting for our fundamental needs as people: food, water, shelter, and social interaction.  Gardening  helps connect us with our place in the natural world and can help build community.  In a world full of fiction and spin, there is no truth like that of planting a seed and watching it grow into nourishment for you.  It is authentic experience, as is gardening with your community, sharing tips, cooking good food, and sharing good meals.  All of which foster happy, healthy people and the social interaction that our deepest instincts recognize and enjoy.
This blog is about Garden Circles and EVERYTHING related to how they are used.  
  • Who is using Garden Circles and how
  • Planting plans
  • Growing tips
  • Soil wisdom
  • Economics of growing your own food
  • Philosophical and spiritual exploration of gardening
  • And whatever else inspires us or grabs our attention
If any of these topics intrigue you or you think we’re missing something, we welcome guest bloggers. I’m new to blogging, so let me know if you like (or don’t like) or posts. I’m always open to suggestions and discussions, it’s how we grow (pardon the pun).  And if you aren't growing, then what are you doing?
May your gardens grow large and luscious so that may you share your harvest with others.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my newbie garden journeys in Mootopia. I’m running a Kickstarter right now to help support our Garden Circles effort. Check it out here. There’s an awesome video with a cat in a hat-bandana combo. As a part of the Kickstarter, we’re donating a bunch of Garden Circles to community gardens and garden programs through, so let your local garden programs know!