1/10 acre producing 3 tons of produce Approx annual income from DerVaes Gardens ~$ 25,000 year
Of the 6,000lb we figure: 60% consumed by family, 30% sold and 10% consumed by animals (these figures are guessimates)
Since we grow 99% of our produce needs (in wintertime we occasionaly purchase extra organic potatoes and onions for meal stretchers) it would be interesting we could calculate how much our family the saves in not having to purchase any produce (fruits, vegetables and herbs).
For years now our family has never have to buy eggs (and hopefully dairy products soon since we’ll have to breed the goats) If bred Ms Fairlight would give about 3/4 quarts of milk a day … more than enough for our family.
Ok, back to the urban ag aspect of the urban homestead. Not only does our garden provide us with but also income to purchase food that can’t be grown (staples like flour, rice and oil). So we are, in affect, directly and indirectly living off and from our little plot of land. We are growing for freedom and that is a full time job and lifestyle.
Upping the urban agriculture anti, the latest tally on the Grow for Ten Challenge
As of April 30, TOTAL: 1,130 lbs.
We are making a statement not in words ( or book just yet)- but striving instead to make a proactive statement by the “fruits” of our labor. So only 8,870 more to grow!
Can we dig it?
Yes, No, Maybe So?
How many of you have been inspired to liberate your yard and grow more? Raise your hands… er trowels that is. Extra points go to folks weighing their produce – onward garden soildiers!
The homegrown revolution is on.