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Garden Wars: Our Quest to Turn Our Urban Lawn Into Food & the Free Mobile App We Created To Help You Grow Food!

I had the great honor of presenting at the 2018 Horticulture Industries Show organized by Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas on Friday, January 5th. I met a lot of great people, learned a great deal, and had a fantastic time. Thank you to the organizers of the event for allowing me to speak! You can watch the video below to see my presentation where I talk about what led us to start […]

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Why and How I Learned to Code to Build Our Mobile App (recorded presentation)

I had the privilege of speaking with the OKC-Sharp developer meetup group in Oklahoma City this week and talking about why and how I learned to code in order to build our mobile app. I talk about how I learned to code and share tips for others that want to learn. This talk is geared towards software developers but there should be lessons I talk about that apply to all areas of learning.

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Cook Dry Black Beans in 25 Minutes with the Instant Pot!

Beans are a staple in our house. It’s something that we always have on-hand in our fridge to eat on with our meals. Dried beans are so much more cost efficient for us than canned and we don’t have to worry about all the preservatives! I used to cook these beans on the stove after soaking them overnight and then boiling them on the stove for several hours. It was so time consuming and I […]

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Upcoming Events

January 19, 2018
  • "Backyard Food Farming" @ the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show

    January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018 @ 

    Growing your own food doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and manage pests for over 40 different vegetables with From Seed to Spoon and their FREE mobile app! Try the "smell like a butterfly" herb identifying game for kids and take part in an indoor seed starting demonstration.

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    | 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 |
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Located in the Bennett Event Center.

    https://oklahomacityhomeshow.com/show-features

    See more details

January 20, 2018
  • "Backyard Food Farming" @ the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show

    January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018 @ 

    Growing your own food doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and manage pests for over 40 different vegetables with From Seed to Spoon and their FREE mobile app! Try the "smell like a butterfly" herb identifying game for kids and take part in an indoor seed starting demonstration.

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    | 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 |
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Located in the Bennett Event Center.

    https://oklahomacityhomeshow.com/show-features

    See more details

January 21, 2018
  • "Backyard Food Farming" @ the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show

    January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018 @ 

    Growing your own food doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to plant, grow, harvest and manage pests for over 40 different vegetables with From Seed to Spoon and their FREE mobile app! Try the "smell like a butterfly" herb identifying game for kids and take part in an indoor seed starting demonstration.

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    | 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 |
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Located in the Bennett Event Center.

    https://oklahomacityhomeshow.com/show-features

    See more details

Who We Are

Hi! We’re Dale & Carrie Spoonemore and we decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We want to share what we’ve learned and show how we transformed our backyard from an urban lawn into a sustainable and efficient organic food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Click here to read more about how we did it all!

Why We Grow

We originally wanted to start growing our own food so we could eat healthier and save money. Dale’s mission to defeat anxiety and depression is another large reason why we got started. However, we quickly discovered there are many more benefits. We’ve found that the food that comes out of our garden tastes better than what we typically find in the grocery store! We also love being able to walk outside and harvest dinner each night. We’ve found that we eat much healthier when we have a constant supply of organic vegetables coming right from our own backyard. 

What We’re Doing

We’re here to show you that it isn’t difficult to start growing your own food. Here’s a blog post that explains how we decided to start From Seed to Spoon. Check out our  blog  and see what we’re growing, how we’re preparing it, and how we’re preserving it for future use. Watch our  videos  to see how we’ve transformed our backyard into a food farm and learn how you can too!

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& more!

We wanted a place where we could blog about some of the ways we try to live a more natural and frugal lifestyle and the "& more!" section was born out of that idea. This is where we'll talk about how we make our own household products, how we manage cloth diapers, and other topics related to how we live.

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Brooklyn and Daphney: The Cooking Bakers

Back in 2014, Brooklyn and Daphney were obsessed with The Kids Baking Championship show and they wanted to start recording shows of their own. We did a few of them and eventually, they lost interest and moved on to something else. They’ve been wanting to record more videos again and I stumbled on some of their videos the other day. I thought they’d fit in well with From Seed to Spoon and wanted to share. Originally […]

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One of the Most Important Lessons I Learned From Mom

This is a story about how my mom taught me the value in helping others as a child after one of the largest tornadoes in history came through our neighborhood.

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DIY Tick & Mosquito Prevention

If you’re anything like me, the thought of ticks makes my skin crawl. Unfortunately, it’s something we have to live with, especially in our situation when we are outside so often and go camping frequently. After a day of removing nearly 20 ticks from our small 10 pound dog (which led me to having nightmares all night), you could say that I was motivated to find a solution! We have experimented and researched all kinds […]

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