The EarthBox and Square Foot Gardening are definitely the center stage stars of Dale Millers "double feature" workshop titled Limited Space Gardening. They did not meet exactly but they should. It is match meant to be.
Sub-irrigation as featured in the EarthBox is a highly productive benefit just waiting to expand the popularity of Square Foot Gardening even further. It is a natural partnership that is unknown by the gardening public at this time.
No institution that I know of is teaching consumers how to convert traditional top-watered raised beds to sub-irrigation. Sub-irrigated raised beds produce more vegetables per square foot while saving water and time.
Dale presents the workshops at Windgards Nursery and Garden Center in Lexington, SC. It is a 40-year-old family run business. Judging by these videos it is a business of very high quality.
I have a low tolerance for most "hortitainers" of the TV morning show type, but thoroughly enjoyed watching Dale's workshop. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
This video is the first of 5 in a series about the EarthBox. The second series of 5 videos covers the Square Foot Gardening System created by civil engineer Mel Bartholomew. Each video automatically connects to the following one in each series. Get a big bag of popcorn and enjoy the show. I did.
In his Limited Space Gardening workshop, Dale Miller of Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center presents two gardening systems: the EarthBox and Square Foot Gardening. In this video, Dale explains how and why Florida tomato growers created the EarthBox.