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Roadside seedlings/Gardenstand

 
J Hampshire
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Gauging the validity of an idea.

I currently have a garden lying dormant that was BtE for the beginning of the season, but late in the (growing part) of the year, I took off most of the wood chips and covered the beds with leaf mold. The soil already can be penetrated by hand, deeply. It's been quite a transformation. Not only are we excited for producing and learning more; there is a potential income stream here.

We are fortunate enough to live in a rural area, set back from the main road. However, a neighbor who runs a very successful camp wood/pastured egg business lives directly on said road. He is always allowing other neighbors to put out cars and some other wares due to the high visibility. I am thinking of approaching him to setup a stand in order to sell produce, and/or seedlings. Not only would it be the plants, but when people stop to look I'm envisioning some type of easel sign that describes exactly how we grew them. Explaining permaculture, beyond organic, no spray, no till, etc. Mention how it was grow 100yds. down the road, who we are, pictures of the garden. I'm very much interested in not only selling high quality produce; but equally interested in teaching people to do the very same, on their own. Maybe setup a website with all the information about the plants, where we got the seeds, recommended books, maybe even a plug for Permies.com!

We had a fantastic year last year in terms of learning about seedlings, starting them indoors and getting that under our belts. Why not expand it to a potential money-maker? We're not experts, but you don't have to be to turn a buck.

Any and all input, in terms of roadside stands, selling seedlings, etc. would be deeply appreciated.
 
Angelika Maier
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Don't ask the council or you atart a case, it might be forbidden. Does your insurance cover this?
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