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    • Liz Wagar

      How big of a backyard do you need for a sustainable homestead garden infographic. Good idea!

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      How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land? "going off the grid" is a daunting proposal, especially for those with families. Non-homesteaders rely on others for virtually everything; not just our haircuts, but our electricity & our eggs. Figuring out how many crops to plant to feed a family of 4 is daunting. Here's a useful chart illustrating the typical land requirements for a family of four seeking nutritional and electronic self-sufficiency. #Homesteading #OffTheGrid

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