Yousif Quadir wrote:I guess the formula for big-impact-gardening is something like:
(cost/unit) X (units/year) = annual cost of item
What ever item has the highest number, grow that.
Yousif Quadir wrote:
Sweet potatoes invaded my friend's yard, after she planted them ONCE. This makes me think food independence should be easy.
So, here are the options as I understand them, in decreasing order of preference:
1)Grow a complete, high protein, non-soy, non-gluten, diet on a plot of land the size of a suburban yard.
2)Grow a complete, high protein diet (accepting soy and/or gluten) on land the size of a suburban yard.
3)Grow the most expensive items I eat on a suburban lot, and supplement with bulk purchases of cheap calories/protein/whatever.
4)Buy a farm/homestead in the stereotypical sense...and replace my full time job with full time farming
5)Keep working for a living and spending money on food in plastic-wrapped containers.
Does that help?