Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Two million small farms in this country produce 20% of our food, and gardens alone supply an estimated $16 billion worth of produce each year.
Back in the 1800's, 96% of us were farmers. Growing up on a farm means careful spending of not much money. But your basic needs of food, shelter, heat are addressed and farmsteading offers a quality of life of good honest work. Four season living and what an education for kids. Think you have what it takes for sustainable gardening..and growing beyond what you need for yourself? Mother Earth News does a pretty good job of sizing it up in this farming link.
Maine Realtor Andrew Mooers - Maine, It's A Whole New Way Of Living From The Past.