Ruben Japones wrote:
My target is to produce almost all of our own food and then surpluses which would be provided to family at a fair investment price before each harvest. I want to do this all in an approx 800 square feet mega-walipini, which I'll put as much construction time and resources as our house. The contractor we use to renovate the main house can provide electrician, plumbing, etc as well as excavation, etc, but I will be doing most of the labor myself. I will also routinely build earthwork sheds for utility and storage spaces, coops, etc.
Every edible plant will be in the greenhouse. I will have 100-150 stalks of corn for nixtamal/masa, with climbing legumes and pumpkins for pepitas and pies, companion-growing in the Meso-American tradition. Distribution will be on the wide side so that in between the stalks will be tomatoes, tomatillos, chayote, cucumbers, and chiles. I think this will come to about 200 square feet. I'm prepared to carefully squeeze between dense stack-systems.