Kevin Espiritu in his urban garden/Photo by Emily Murphy

In this episode, I’m talking with Epic Gardening Founder, Kevin Espiritu. We get the inside scoop on the genesis of Epic Gardening, take a tour of his urban garden, and learn about his June, 30-day Apocolypse Challenge. 

Epic Gardening’s, Kevin Espiritu, at home in his garden/Photo by Emily Murphy

A Visit to the San Diego Home and Garden of Kevin Espiritu

Kevin is the mastermind and talent behind Epic Gardening and the author of Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants No Matter Where You Live.

But here’s the deal, Kevin didn’t set out to become a self-taught horticultural guru. In fact, he studied accounting in college and, to pay his way through college, he played online poker. So, you could say, he’s the least likely person to become a garden writer and educator.

It was later, after college, when he was surprised to find himself growing a garden only after his mom said: “Hey, Kevin, I need you to do something with your brother to get him off the computer!”

Don’t you love his story already?

Chatting it up with Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening

We recorded our conversation in June when Kevin was in the middle of what he calls his 30-Day Apocalypse Challenge. In this particular challenge, Kevin is only eating the food he’s grown himself, the food he’s bartered for using food he’s grown, or food he’s foraged.

Kevin and I had loads to talk about plus some food to cook up, so I broke our conversation up into two episodes. This is the first of the two.

Epic Gardening’s Kevin Espiritu at home in his garden/Photo by Emily Murphy
Epic Gardening’s Kevin Espiritu’s micro-green garden/Photo by Emily Murphy

Episode 5: Part 1

Tune in as Kevin gives us a tour of his garden, shares the genesis of Epic Gardening, and how it all began with some homegrown, hydroponic cucumbers. We all get to hear some of Kevin’s trials, tribulations, and triumphs with his 30-Day Apocolypse Challenge.

Sneak Peek From Episode 6

Cooking with Kevin Espiritu/Photo by Emily Murphy
Kevin’s famous smashed potatoes/Photo by Emily Murphy

Learn more about Kevin on the Epic Gardening Site here and here.

You can also learn more about Kevin and hear some of his many garden tips by following him on Instagram @epicgardening, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.

Find Kevin’s book, A Field Guide to Urban Gardening, here.

View out Kevin’s kitchen window – starts in the making/Photo by Emily Murphy

Special Thanks to Gilmour Garden & Watering

This episode was made possible thanks to the support of Gilmour Garden and Watering. Thank you, Gilmour, for your sponsorship! Don’t miss the promo code in the sidebar for a 20% discount on your next purchase.

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