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Lots of Improvements, Plus 20 New Plants & Pests Just Released in Our Free iOS and Android Mobile App!

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This update adds the new “Getting Started” tab that walks you through setting up a new garden. We’ve also added over 20 foods and pests to the app as well as numerous enhancements throughout, many of which were made based on your feedback! Click on the blog post to read about all of the changes made in this update.

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OKC Home & Garden Show: What I Learned From Talking to People About Growing Food

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We had a lot of fun at the OKC Home & Garden show last weekend! We went there to help spread the word about the app, to get kids interested in gardening, and to help inspire people to start growing food. I had A LOT of conversations about growing food and began to notice a common theme among the topics. I have this huge list of features I want to add to our mobile app but I’ve struggled to decide what to work on first. Last weekend clarified the biggest challenges facing new gardeners and helped me focus my attention on the most important problems. Here’s what I learned from talking to people for 30 hours straight this weekend about growing food and the challenges they face.

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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!

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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)

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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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I’m Talking About Indoor Seed Starting on 01/26/18 at the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association

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I’ll be talking about why and how to start vegetable seeds indoors on January 26th at the Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association. I’ll also bring examples of DIY seed starting stations that can be built without breaking the bank! Here’s a link to a video that details how we built our 1000+ seed starting station for less than $100! Check out the link below for more info about the event and OOGA! Indoor Seed Starting – […]

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EASY Instant Pot Chicken Broth: Make Your Own Delicious and Nutritious Chicken Broth!

When we make a whole chicken we always save all the bones and use them to create our own chicken bone broth! Making chicken broth is probably one of the best things that we use the Instant Pot for! This not only saves us sooooo much money, but it tastes so much better as well! The best part of making this in your Instant Pot is that you can put all the ingredients together and […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Recipe: From Whole Raw Chicken To Dinner in 40 Minutes!

We’ve eaten so many more whole chickens saving us so much money since buying our Instant Pot! It used to be such a hassle to make whole chickens, but now it is super-simple and speedy with the Instant Pot. Imagine how convenient it is going from a raw whole chicken to dinner-ready in around 40 minutes… amazing! You can also use the leftover chicken scraps to make your own broth! Check out the video of […]