Growing your own food used to mean moving to the country, but the modern techniques of urban farming have changed all that. This video takes us on a full guided tour of a 4000 square foot farm (that’s only 100×40 feet – not much bigger than an average garden!), a “tiny Eden” of abundance that provides over 400 varieties of delicious looking organic fruit and veg.
This garden has revolutionized the idea of what can be done in a small plot in the middle of a city. It provides almost all the food needed by the entire family – with plenty left over. They have 8 chickens, 4 ducks and 2 goats. The ducks and chickens provide thousands of eggs per year, and also these animals peck up a lot of the bugs, keeping their numbers down.
If you want to eat organic but thought you couldn’t afford it, think again! This family is being paid $20,000 per year for surplus high quality organic produce by local organic chefs, who need a continual supply of the best quality organic produce to nourish their clientele. So, it’s not just cheap but you can make a profit out of it.
They are completely off the grid – using solar power and reducing their electric bill to $12 per month. They are even making their own biodiesel – so that reduces their vehicle filling costs to zero!
One thing to keep in mind, for this kind of lifestyle you’ll need time on your hands. It’s a labor of love and it must become a part of your life which comes naturally. However, everything takes time and energy. It’s better to spend time and energy on things that make the world a better place, on things that make you and your family healthier and in the same time earn you money, than on anything else, isn’t it?
Here is the video, decide for yourself: