"fatboyfarms" in short is Grandpa's ultimate dream contribution goal . "fatboyfarms"will partially be a "School and Learning Center"where local instructors will be able to help train and inform communities on safer and smarter backyard gardening practices.
fatboyfarmsat times will also invite school age groups on the property to teach gardening principles in a fun school like environment.
Besides inviting school age groups, fatboyfarms will eventually also provide a beer garden open on weekends for adults. The beer garden will be different than any other drinking establishment ever created because most ingredients will be grown on location and the in-house craft beer will be made by local adult students. Quality experimental drafts will be the periodic goal for the students. Quarterly votes for best crafted beer will be taken and evaluated. The best voted on drafts will take the creator's own name and sold as the main fatboyfarms draft for one full season.
fatboyfarms will also have a futuristic robotic narrated tour through the "Aquaponics and Hydroponic" greenhouse buildings. The robotic type tour guide will explain the processes and methods of growing plants and fish in greenhouses as well as reiterate the need for such sustainable living. The tour conclusion will drop the visitors off in the building which contains the one and only fatboyfarms "Grandpa's Backyard Store".
A small restaurant overlooking Red Mountain will be opened on weekends. It will provide fresh tilapia from the aquaponics garden along with homegrown specialty salads and dressings . fatboyfarms fruit trees and fruit bushes will dictate the flavor of dessert.
Probably not what you thought, but this is my long-term goal.
To help in funding, "fatboyfarmsSchool and Learning Center" we will offer for a small fee raised bed gardens, small hydroponic systems, chicken coops, small solar and wind energy units, do it yourself gardening videos, garden plants, locally grown seeds, and gardening videos. We will also accept contributions to further experiment natural growing systems. These products will be offered in Grandpa's Backyard Store. Start up funding will be raise right here on this website by donations, Ad Sense revenue and any products actual sold on the current online "Grandpa's Backyard Store".
Some classes "fatboyfarms School and Learning Center" may include are: 1- How to build your own backyard raised beds and other garden structures. 2- How to build your own Hydroponic system 3- Aquaculture principles and set ups 4- Seed starting and saving 5- Off grid energy, Solar, Wind and Hydro 6- Garden Pests and Beneficial's 7- Home Micro-Brewing
fatboyfarms will ultimately be the Disneyland for the backyard gardener.