paul wheaton wrote:I will be interviewing helen for a podcast on friday. What questions do you all have for her?
Mike Sawley wrote:
Please list a few calorie-dense crops that one might grow in a homestead setting in order to obtain sufficient yields to sustain a small family, or at least approach that level. How many acres per person would you guess is needed to sustainably support a veganic family, and could that number go down a bit if the family incorporated animals into the system?
Dan alan wrote:I have been growing bio intensive and it really is a great way to get everyone fed without a lot of land. however, the methods are very labor intensive. I now compost in place (as sheet mulch) and it seems to work just a well. This year I am trying it with hooglekulture too. Transplanting is more labor intensive than I'd like, but it does work very well with the mulched beds. I am using some of Helens ideas of growing my fertilizer too..
Either way it keeps me fed until my fruit and nut trees mature. More and more I am liking growing perennials, and in the long run I want only perennials. The question is what trees/plants will it take to get a nutritionally complete diet..