Just found this and wanted to share:
Basically you can supposedly grow all the vegetables and fruit (and chicken) you need on about 1/4 of an acre - 100ft x 100ft or about 30m x 30m - not a lot at all.
What do you think? Is anyone tempted to try? (I am )
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- Thread Starter
- 02-08-2009 20:50
- 02-08-2009 23:06
Are they saying for 1 person for the whole year on 1/4 of an acre??
My parents grow loads of veggies etc. as they wanna be self sufficient. It's way bigger than 1/4 an acre of veggies, but i suppose its for more than 1 person.
- 03-08-2009 13:24
I'd love to try that Apart from the chickens, I'd never be able to eat something that'd lived and grown up on my mini 'farm.'
- 03-08-2009 13:30
I read this as "1/4" of acne :s ... But yeah pretty cool
- 06-08-2009 15:10
Probably is possible in theory but it presumes that there is no loss due to pests/bad weather. I suspect you'd need a fair bit more land if you factor that in. I'm trying to organically grow veg in my garden but I've lost a lot to slugs. At least they're getting their five a day. Bah.