Home gardens could grow 50% of humanity’s food supply on less than 10% of the world’s arable farmland. — energybulletin.net
Urban Agriculture Promotes Food Safety And Security
- The United States Department of Agriculture reports that Victory Gardens produced an estimated nine to ten million tons of fruits and vegetables, more than 40% of the nation’s crop, through the nearly twenty million gardens planted in Americans’ backyards and instilled the art of canning into urban life.
- Approximately every $1 invested in a garden yields $6 worth of fruits and vegetables.
Here on the homestead, we’ve surpassed last years harvest tally! Even with the wacky weather and a few bug infestations.
September Harvest Totals
638 lbs Produce
9 Duck Eggs
85 Chicken Eggs
2010 YEAR TO DATE TALLY
5,516 lbs Produce
131 lbs Honey
287 Duck Eggs
682 Chicken Eggs
Growing Your Own Groceries?
So who here’s a Tallier? Care to share y0ur garden harvest totals? Whether it’s just a handful or a couple hundred pounds – all helps towards reducing our food print!