Do It Yourself

[Video] Growing Food at 9,000 Feet: Pt.1



Meet Ted,

Ted Lives at about 9,000 feet above sea level, in the Colorado Rockies.

Ted is passionate about being self sufficient and loves to grow his own food.

Unfortunately where he lives isn't very hospitable for your average gardener.

With some research and a little help from two young and ingenious brothers bent on curbing world hunger, Ted has found a way to grow just about anything he wants without having to worry about harsh weather or bad soil quality.

Watch the video below for part 1 of how to build one of these fantastic tools:

In the video Ted mentions the two brothers who came up with the concept of the “Global Bucket”. I do want to take a moment to single these guys out.

It is young adults like them who give me hope for the future.

For more information on them please visit

I have also included their original diagram that they based the Global Bucket on below, just in case you want to take a crack at building your own:

This really goes to show you that no matter what, if there is a will there is a way.
You can grow all the food you need regardless of weather, soil quality, or how much land you have.
A growing number of urban apartment dwellers are beginning to take action and become more self reliant by growing their own produce.
For more information on how you can grow your own food supply and take the first steps to becoming self reliant, check out my report on Vertical Gardening.
Stay tuned for  part 2 of how to build your own “Global Bucket.”

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Tips for Growing Food in Small Spaces

6 Easy Steps to Growing Wild Mushrooms at Home

5 Plants You Can Grow in Buckets

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  1. TpC

    April 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    sometimes you can’t even grown in condo/apartment living – when you only have one wall of windows facing north that never get any direct sunlight any time of the year.

  2. Matthew E Lit

    April 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Hi Joe, I have a feeling we’re probably neighbors of the Summit. If that’s the case, would love to chat more with you about edu ideas at CMC. Thanks!

    • Matthew E Lit

      April 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Oops…reread that! If so…hope to communicate with some ideas for our sustainability program. From 9000’…fotomatt

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