With food prices at an all-time high (and stirring up social unrest worldwide), you might be considering growing your own food, but wondering how much land is actually needed to provide you and your family food for a year. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/infographic-how-much-backyard-is-needed-to-feed-a-family-of-four.html Sustainability Living, Ideas, Do You, Land, Gardens, Off The Grid, Backyard, Homesteads, Families
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Infographic: How big a backyard would you need to live off the land?
This is what I need for my farm. But a cow instead of goats...and throw in a couple sheep and a steer or two.
Growing fodder for chickens - follow link to thread on Backyard Chickens for an idea of what to do. When I start my seedling this month for the garden, I'm using some of my trays for this. I'm so over dry feed, waste and fewer nutrients being absorbed from non-living food.
It is possible to set up a very small aquaponics system, and only grow the veggies and fish you need for yourself and your family, but it is also very well possible to up scale this system and start selling your vegetables. There are already a good few commercial growers who are using this system.