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Farmer Jay – Expert in Sustainable Agriculture

farmerjayJason McCobb is an expert in Sustainable Agriculture specializing in Urban Gardening.  Jason gained most of his experience in Sonoma, California from Bob Cannard, long time farmer for Alice Waters and her critically acclaimed restaurant Chez Panisse.  With the belief that the garden is an extension of nature and something that must be protected and nurtured, Jay never uses pesticides, synthetic chemicals or any other adversity.

In addition to the farming and building gardens, Farmer Jay has also started a program for children called Farmer Jay’s Jr Sprouts and an advanced program for older kids and adults teaching them the lost art of Sustainable Agriculture.

Jason built a sustainable garden for the chefs at The Breakers Hotel which digested over 3000 pounds per week of vegetable waste from the kitchen that he utilized to grow specialty salads, herbs, and micro greens on a half acre plot.  Other noteworthy gardens Jay has built and done consultation for are, Calloway Gardens, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Pine Jog Environmental Center, Palm Beach County Schools, various Palm Beach County private schools, Federation of Gardens, Herb Society of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Extension/UF, the South Florida Fair, Sublime, Dig, Max’s Harvest, Kapow, Delray Community Garden, Boca Raton Community Garden, IPic, and Green Gourmet. Jay also was a guest host for The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television Network and the lead consultant for the Backyard Gardens infomercial. McCobb is also a writer for Blindfold Magazine and has his own blog called Farmer Jay’s Soapbox for New Times.

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