Why Don't Your Turn Your Yard Into An Urban Farm? It's Easy!
If you have a yard... Farm it!
Even though popular believe is that you need acres and acres of land to grow food, that is not true. This kind of stereo type is shifting.
There is an increasing number of backyard farmers and according to a poll of people who do backyard gardening from every one that is doing it as a business, there are 22 more that would like to do that also.
Based on that unscientific poll and how popular small-scale gardening books are within the Gardens All community, we’re guessing that 1 in 20 is a conservative figure. Bottom line:Many people today would like to make their garden their business.
It’s inspiring to discover what’s possible and how much you can produce right on an urban lot with urban farming.
If you’re intrigued to discover what’s possible for your yard, you’ll enjoy this article and video on backyard farming.
If you want to learn from someone who is farming this way, and making a living doing so, you should Google his name Farmer Curtis Stone, or visit his website GreenCityAcres to learn more.
What’s Possible with Back Yard Farming
Backyard Farming, also call Urban Farming and Suburban Farming, is a movement where average people in typical homes in neighborhoods, are turning part of their property, mainly part of their backyards into mini or micro farms and doing things like:
- Growing all the salad ingredients they need for a year
- Growing 100 pounds of potatoes on a tiny patio
- Raising a couple of chickens for meat and/or eggs
- Raising Tilapia fish to eat
- Raising rabbits or quail for meat
- Converting lawns into mini farms producing staple crops like corn and wheat
- Using things like fences, walls, posts and garages to trellis things like grapes, squash, beans, and melons
- Growing 100 pounds of garlic and selling it for $10 a pound at farmers markets
- Raising bees and selling honey for $7 a pound at farmers markets
- Making your own Beer, Wine, Meade, Cider or Brandy
- Making Health and beauty products.
- Making or growing products that can be sold on sites like Etsy, ebay, Amazon and Craigslist