How to Grow Over 6,000 lbs of Food Per Year in Your Backyard

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Urban Farming RoofWith food price going up and people becoming more aware of the hidden toxins in conventional food, many people are steering away from grocery stores and buying food from their local farmer’s markets and family farms. Some people living in urban areas are even growing their own food.

Many people do not like to farm because it takes time and they think it is too much work. Farming does take time and work, but if you learn how to farm efficiently and use certain technologies to help you, it takes less time and energy and can even be fun.

The healthiest way to eat food is when it is fresh. Fresh plant food is the best for boosting energy and health. Growing your own food (i.e., fruits and vegetables) is the best way to know that it is fresh and free of harmful chemicals. The great thing about having a farm is that you are less dependent on corporate food, which is the most unhealthy food on Earth.

One of the best things about growing your own food is that it helps you to connect with nature, giving you a sense of peace that you can never get by buying food at a grocery store. Another great thing about growing your own food is that you can make a few thousand dollars every year by selling some of it at the farmer’s market.

The short video below shows how a family living in an urban area grows over 6,000 pounds of food per year in their backyard. Here is a short excerpt from about this family farm.

This incredible tiny farm produces over 6,000 pounds of food per year on only 1/10 acre. What is even more surprising is it is located 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family cultivates over 400 species of plants, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 4,300 pounds of vegetables, 25 lbs of honey and seasonal fruit depending on the time of year.

On only 1/10th of an acre, get over 90% of their daily food, plus earn over 20,000 dollars per year (after eating what they have produced). They use no expensive and highly damaging synthetic chemicals, and actually improve the fertility and overall condition of the land they are growing their crops on. If you scaled their 1/10th of an acre up to an acre it would come to over 200,000 dollars per year!

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For more information on how to grow your own food in your backyard, check out John’s Learn Organic Gardening YouTube channel.

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