Self-sufficient gardening: Feeding a family of four from the garden
- Garden variety customers. Waldrop, Judith // American Demographics;Apr93, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p44
Provides demographic profiles of the four segments of American gardeners and points out their value as a market for different businesses. Household size and income; Education; Expenditures; Regional differences.
- Market gardening. Stone, P. // Mother Earth News;May/Jun87, Issue 105, p50
Three people who garden for small markets describe how they stay successful. Covers profitable vegetables, marketing in roadside stands and to local restaurants, how to cut down on weeding and labor, extending the growing season.
- Some like it green. // American Nurseryman;8/15/94, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the results of a Gallup survey on household expenditure on professional landscaping in 1993. Increase in the number of homeowners employing the services of landscape professionals; Other findings of the survey; Contact information.
- Gardening activities. // American Nurseryman;6/1/95, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p6
Reports that total sales for gardening activities in 1994 increased by 15.5% over 1993. Garden retail store spending; Ratio of households participating in lawn and garden activities.
- Sizing up sales. // American Nurseryman;10/1/93, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p7
Features the `Gardening in America' National Family Opinion survey commissioned in 1992 by `Organic Gardening' magazine. Property size as primary indicator of willingness to spend on outdoor power equipment.
- Pinch pennies in the garden. Slater, Linda // Countryside & Small Stock Journal;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p37
Offers suggestions for saving money in the yard and garden. Swap seeds; Diane Whealy's The Flower and Herb Exchange; Make compost; Trade or borrow tools; Grow your own manure with animals; Use recycled materials in the garden; More.
- Raking it in. Levin, Meta // Career World;Nov93, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p31
Suggests raking of leaves as a moneymaker. Instructions for mulching of perennials in cold climates; Offering to clean up, compost and turn soil into a garden; Reading up on lawn and garden care; Possibilities of a horticultural career. INSET: Down to earth with composting..
- Pricing for profit. Barton, Susan S. // American Nurseryman;7/1/93, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p124
Gives advice on effective pricing for profit of garden centers. Meaning of profits to nurseries and garden centers; Economic principles determing price policies; Consumer criteria for item selection; Difficulties in pricing plants; Ways of achieving profitable sales; Pricing rules.
- Money trees: Green seen in high-priced gardening. Cleaver, Joanne // Crain's Chicago Business;05/26/97, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p4
Comments on the business potential of gardening in Chicago, Illinois. Cost of extensive gardening and landscaping; Popularity of gardening; Information on two types of gardening enthusiasts.