He generates around $50,000 a year on about one-quarter of an acre of land, and he will show Gainesville residents how to make money by starting their own suburban micro farms.  “You can start farming anywhere and produce a considerable amount of product with really simple techniques,” Stone said.

He generates around $50,000 a year on about one-quarter of an acre of land, and he will show Gainesville residents how to make money by starting their own suburban micro farms. “You can start farming anywhere and produce a considerable amount of product with really simple techniques,” Stone said.

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10 Most Profitable Crops to Grow on a Hobby Farm

10 Most Profitable Crops to Grow on a Hobby Farm

We have always wondered just how much space we would need minimum to retire on for our self-sufficiency/micro-farm. Apparently, the answer is 2 acres. =) This should make looking at real estate adverts much more interesting

We have always wondered just how much space we would need minimum to retire on for our self-sufficiency/micro-farm. Apparently, the answer is 2 acres. =) This should make looking at real estate adverts much more interesting

Via Hydroponic Micro Farms (Vertical planter)

Via Hydroponic Micro Farms (Vertical planter)

"The Suburban Micro Farm" by Amy Stross helps you start & maintain your own backyard farm no matter how small your yard might be!

The Suburban Micro Farm

"The Suburban Micro Farm" by Amy Stross helps you start & maintain your own backyard farm no matter how small your yard might be!

Interested in learning about a gardening method that reduces or eliminates irrigation, along with other benefits like increased soil fertility? Click here to learn about Hugelkultur!

Interested in learning about a gardening method that reduces or eliminates irrigation, along with other benefits like increased soil fertility? Click here to learn about Hugelkultur!

Productive garden on a small urban lot |  vegetablegardener.com

Productive garden on a small urban lot | vegetablegardener.com

7 Best Farm Animals to Raise:

6 Best Farm Animals to Raise (and 1 Not to) When You're Just Starting out

7 Best Farm Animals to Raise:

Gardening and micro farming are only inefficient when your priority is profits for the few big agri corporations, rather than many local family farmers making profit off of many separate smaller acreages. Micro farms can make well over $1,000 per acre, while big chemical agriculture makes about $25 per acre. - PermacultureNews.org

Gardening and micro farming are only inefficient when your priority is profits for the few big agri corporations, rather than many local family farmers making profit off of many separate smaller acreages. Micro farms can make well over $1,000 per acre, while big chemical agriculture makes about $25 per acre. - PermacultureNews.org

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