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Joel Karsten
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Author Joel Karsten (Roseville, MN) earned a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota, where he was a proud member of the offensive line for the Minnesota Gophers football program. He was raised on a dairy and crop farm, later turned tree nursery in South-West Minnesota, where as a farm boy he learned the secrets to successful growing from his Grandma Josephine and his Dad, "Big Glen". In addition to giving demonstrations and lecturing on the many benefits of his unique Straw Bale Gardening technique, he is an inventor and entrepreneur with boundless enthusiasm for better solutions.