Small Scale Farming: How do I get started?


| 7/10/2012 3:46:41 PM


Tags: small scale farming, organic farming, urban farming, Chris Downs,

Are you tired of the rat race and you wonder how can I get started with small scale farming?

More and more people are looking to get away from their high pressure jobs, and they fantasize about living the life of small scale farming. They can experience the joy of waking up in the morning, sitting down at a kitchen table and having a cup of coffee with breakfast while they look out upon their farm and garden.

The day starts, they enjoy the fresh air as they tend to their crops which grow almost by themselves as they enjoy the exercise and lifestyle of a small scale farmer.

Small Scale Farming

 

  • Have you dreamed the same dream?
  • Are you ready to move to the farming lifestyle?

If you are, Do you know everything that you need to know to turn your dream of small scale farming into the life of your dreams?

  • Where do you want your farm to be located?
  • What will it cost for the land?
  • What kind of home do you dream of?
  • Do you have the experience you need to be successful?
  • What does it take to be USDA Organically Certified?
  • What are the options to still be an organic farm and not be USDA Certified?
  • Do you know someone that has the expertise or the time to coach you ?
  • Do you have a plan of action and the help you need?

As you can see, there are many aspects of small scale farming for you to consider.  Keep your dream alive.  Find answers for all of these questions, go for drives in the area that you would like to live and discover what others are doing to build successful, sustainable small scale farms.

nebraska dave
7/21/2012 12:49:37 AM

Chris, congrats on being a featured GRIT blogger in the GRIT Country digital issue that comes out between the regular issues of GRIT magazine.


nebraska dave
7/11/2012 5:39:45 PM

Chris, all great thoughts about getting started into homesteading. I expansion was a piece of foreclosed property bought from the city. I have only half under cultivation at the moment (60'X100'). It has been a challenge to bring it under cultivation as the land has never been tamed. Even though it's in the inner city only weeds, brush, wild grape vines, nettles, and other unknown weeds have grown there. Hence the name Terra Nova (New Beginning) Gardens. Have a great day on the homestead.





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