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John Stephens (Editor and Writer)

Hi, I’m John Stephens, chief editor and writer for Totalgardener.com.

I’ve been gardening and raising animals for over 15 years starting with a small backyard plot in Northern Virginia where I grew corn, potatoes, squash, and using a high mulch technique called the Ruth Stout Method.

I also raised ducks and small mammals for meat and eggs in a movable pen similar to the ones used by Joel Salatin.

I later moved to Colorado where I experimented with growing greens using aquaponics inside. I eventually added a microgreens setup and home sprouting operation.

I’m excited to share everything I’ve learned plus more from the other local gardening and animal raising experts I know.