How to Make a Living From a 1.5 Acre Market Garden

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    Great link with excellent info. Thanks William!
     
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    *points at Kramterhoff on front page & stares very very confused*


    Nice info though.
     
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    Great post, I came across a post only a few days ago on a blog of a woman talking about her 10 acre property and how she was barely making ends meet even though it had been a 10 year set up process...

    Thanks for the share
     
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    Most successful small property with astounding abundance (producing income) I've ever seen:
     
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    There is a great example in France also - a study based on 1000m2 of cultivated space. The study was conducted for three years. The economic return has yielded 58,000 euro in one year with a time investment of just over 2000 hours = 20 euro per hour.

    The reports are published in French here: https://www.fermedubec.com/publications.aspx

    There are currently two translations of the reports, the economic performance report for 2013, and the methodology:

    Economic performance 2013 report: https://permaculturenews.org/2015/0...-market-gardening-and-economic-performance-2/

    Methodology: https://permaculturenews.org/2015/10/15/diversified-organic-market-gardening-and-arboriculture/

    The 2014 report is being translated, and the final report for 2015 is now published on the site web site in French at the first link.


    Also for smaller plots you can take a look at SPIN Farming (Small Plot INtensive) and watch the videos made by Curtis Stone on youtube.

    He has recorded yields of upto $58 per square meter of cultivated space with upto 5 rotations per year! Ferme du bec in France has reached over 100 euro per square meter in their polytunnel achieving upto 7 rotations per year!
     

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