We offer the entire Vegetable Gardening Library of Dr. Jacob R. Mittleider, and we are pleased to provide a FREE ebook on gardening called The Mittleider Gardening Basics Course, free greenhouse plans and automated watering systems, and over 500 short FAQ articles on gardening.
Five of the most popular books are available for about 40% less than the paper copies as "instant" digital downloads at http://www.howtoorganicgarden.com in the Digital pdf section.
Garden Planning Software - called The Garden Master is also available on the main website.
gavafriend northeastern, AZ (1 review) May 2, 2009
We were introduced to the Mittlieder Method of gardening about 25 years ago. We have used the grow-boxes in several states and always had the most delicious, bountiful, and healthiest gardens around. Once they are established and built - the grow boxes are the easy to grow wonderful crops in. We call them our "lazy garden". Weeding is extremely easy, and picking produce is the hardest part of the garden once the boxes are filled, planted and watered. Feeding takes only a few minutes a week. We have a brand new yard - it is now set it up with lots of espalier fruit trees; and we feed them with same fertilizer formula, too. We will never go back to any other kind of garden.
Jim Kennard answered my questions promptly when I asked him - even though he was overseas at the time. These wonderful people teach people all over the world how to grow their own food.
alpha537 Gurnee, IL (Zone 5a) (1 review) June 20, 2008
The Mittleider Method rocks!
After reading "More Food From Your Garden" I'd finally found a simplified approach and easy to do gardening system that made gardening fun and more productive than anything I'd ever tried in the past.
As a new gardener I was very confused. After finding Dave's Garden Club- with its supportive gardening community I found out about the Mittleider Metod. Now I'm learning from both Ken Kennard's online newsletter as well the gardener on DG and am experiencing great success amateur gardener that I am.
I belong to the Mittleider online newsletter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and have benefitted greatly from reading the posts by the other members and from the very informative postings and answers from Jim Kennard. Jim has to be one of the most knowledgeable and informative people I know when it comes to all forms of gardening and fertilization. I have personally implemented the Mittleider methods in my own garden and have reaped the rewards. I would definitely reccommend everyone take advantage of the foundations website, books, the online newsletter, and Jim's wealth of knowledge.
The Mittleider gardending method, as outlined on their website and in their books, has allowed this very amateur gardener to increase my productivity and enjoyment very substantially. The explanations are clear, and the reasons for using the methods are logical. The company also markets complete fertilizers which are excellent.
during the beginning of 2003, i became very interested in growing and farming. but during those days, i was totally a novice, i visited some store and bought some hydroponic set and started growing. i bought lots of books about hydroponic and growed tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons. but none of them were successful.
i browsed the web everyday and found food for everyone foundation, wrote a few emails for advice and ended up buying a few books. that was a few months ago, and i joined the mittleider method gardening forum. i asked a lot of questions and get a lot of easy to understand answer, considering english is not my native language.
i became very excited to try out the method of mittleider and fabricated a few growbox myself. a lot of local farmers laughed at my experiment, "how can we grow on sand and saw dust?" were their remarks. they all suggested me to find a new hobby instead of wasting my time. but those remarks stop coming after they seen the size of my corn plant. and i bet they will all learn the mittleider gardening sometime in the near future once i have harvested my corn.
i admit that learning is never easy, and i get a lot of problems along the way, but with the help of jim kennard at the forum, those are my best experience in my life in growing. the literature and the graphic in the books are the most easy to understand. he guided me from mixing my soil mix, and even help me to analyzed the cost of the locally available fertilizers.
i guess i am one of the lucky few to have came across his website.
I have had a backyard garden for years, but my yields were never as good as a neighbor's. Since my garden was carved out of an old horse pasture and we use the irrigation canal to water, we always had significant weeds in the garden. At the end of a rather mediocre gardening year, my neighbor told me about Mitleider growboxes he had used before moving to our city. I was particularly intrigued with the possiblity of getting control of the weeds.
We obtained a copy of the Midleider gardening CD, laid out our garden to their specifications and gave it a try. We corresponded with their webmaster several times during the season. He was incredibly available to help us learn new techniques in watering, pruning and vertical growing to increase yield per square foot of garden. This first year was a good learning experience. I am already making plans for next spring. I am going to construct in-place green houses to allow for early spring planting right in the growbox, eliminating the need for transplanting later in the spring.
JimKennard Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6a) (1 review) September 14, 2003
Jacob Mittleider's vegetable gardening books are used and loved by multiplied thousands of families all over the globe! His experience is unparallelled, and we all are beneficiaries, with 8 how-to books, 9 manuals, numerous videos, and Software CD's.
The Food For Everyone Foundation is pleased that Dr. Mittleider has entrusted us with sharing his materials with the world. We are dedicated to helping people everywhere learn and achieve healthy, sustainable, low-cost food production by providing the best gardening training materials available anywhere.
To this end we have created the Gardening Techniques and FAQ's sections of the website at http://www.foodforeveryone.org, to give you FREE TRAINING sufficient to have a successful gardening experience. Any questions that are unanswered, we will assist you with, just for the asking. Also, a group website at MittleiderMethodGardening@yahoogroups.com will let you learn from and share your experiences with many other families with similar interests.
In addition to books, tools, natural mineral nutrients, and Software CD's (all available at The Store), we are working on a Searchable Database CD of Dr. Mittleider's entire library, which should be available within 60 days. And our next big project is to put his video Gardening Lectures onto VHS, CD, and DVD formats - and to make them available on the internet, so no matter where you are, you can have the world's best gardening training resources immediately at your finger-tips.
We welcome your participation and feedback, and wish you the greatest gardening success!
Jim Kennard, President
Food for Everyone Foundation
"Teaching the world to grow food one family at a time." http://www.foodforeveryone.orgOn November 19th, 2004, JimKennard changed the rating from to added the following:
The Searchable Database of Dr. Mittleider's books is available as THE MITTLEIDER GARDENING LIBRARY. This new resource gives everyone the opportunity to share in this tremendous knowledge for a small fraction of the cost of the actual books. Look for it in The Store.
Also, a chapter of each of his books is now available for you to read (and even download). They include free greenhouse plans, automated watering plans, and much more. Go to The Store, and click on each book for the link to See Inside The Book.On November 29th, 2008, JimKennard changed the rating from to positive and added the following:
Nine of the ten Mittleider gardening books,plus his 9 subject-s[ecific manuals, are available on the Mittleider Gardening Library CD, and 5 books and 9 manuals are now available for instant digital download. Go to http://www.howtoorganicgarden.com and click on Products in the upper left corner.
You can also become an Affiliate and receive a 40% discount on the sale of those digital materials to those you send to the site. It's all handled by ClickBank, and becoming an Affiliate is FREE.
And the latest thing we've been able to do is to digitize the Mittleider Gardening Training Videos. These are now available as a 2-CD set containing 70 short "videos", with slides, scrolling words, and audio instruction. The complete set is available from Mr. Kennard. Several smaller groupings are being prepared as digital downloads - hopefully by January, 2009.
These training videos have made gardening experts, and even commercial growers, of thousands of people around the world, and are an excellent educational resource for the serious gardener.