Episode-720- An Interview with Jason Fields of The Urban Farming Guys

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Today Jason Fields joins us from The Urban Farming Guys.  Jason is part of a group of about 20 families who have purposefully uprooted from out of their comfortable suburban homes.  They then relocated to one of the worst neighborhoods in Kansas City with the goal of transforming it.

Each family has purchased a home within a 5 block radius of each other and put down in order to change lives and improve a community.  Every family maintains a personal garden and actively works together on numerous community projects, such as green houses, a developing community center, raising chickens and more.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • How 20 families dropped a crime rate just by showing up
  • Linking up with neighborhood associations and watches
  • Getting rid of drug dealers the easy way
  • How community gardens are instilling a sense of pride
  • Making your own methane with a bio digester
  • Storing your bio gas to use for cooking and heating
  • Getting items to create biogas from for free
  • Growing over 1000 tilapia in an area the size of a small room
  • The sacrifices associated with this type of project and the rewards

Resources for Today’s Show

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12 Responses to Episode-720- An Interview with Jason Fields of The Urban Farming Guys

  1. thanks, just about to leave for the day and glad I came here before I left.


  2. frank sherman

    this is probably the most helpful pod cast yet.the urban farming guys are fantastic thanks to both of you

  3. Watched some videos from these guys and it looks awsome. I lived in that neighborhood for awhile, wish I new these people. It’s great all the work that they’re doing for that community.

  4. Great show today ….I am in a large metro area ,mostly blue collar neighborhood . I have seen their vids on You Tube as they were posted ,really good stuff .
    What stood-out on todays show was something Jason said (29m30s) about the guy who’s job was to bring down property values in the neighborhood.
    I have no reason to doubt Jason ,but if what he said is true ,you have to wonder why some places are as they are.
    Keep up the good work both Jack And Jason.

  5. Great podast guys…very inspiring!…do you know of anything like this going on in the Philadelphia area?

  6. Loved hearing this interview! THIS is the America I want to live in!

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  8. I really enjoyed this interview, and my hat’s off to the Urban Farming Guys for living out their beliefs. Being a country boy, I have no interest in moving to the city, and in fact I want to get further out that I already am in my little town. To each his own, and it’s good to hear these guys doing so much good in the inner city.

  9. WOW. I have listened to this podcast about 4 times now. What a guy. Very inspiring

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  11. A can do attitude. That’s what makes America great.

  12. FoxyHuntress

    Do you have room for more like-minded people?