James Stuart

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thanks for the replies, very interesting and helpful.

My main motivation for this project isn’t self-sufficiency per se - it’s mostly to contribute in some very small way to the re-localisation of our food system. I’m going to feel guilty taking 2 acres of land all for myself and my family, so we definitely want to make sure we can produce enough to sell at farmers markets/maybe provide vegetable boxes to a few locals, (and maybe give some produce away for free, depending on how financially secure we are). Even though this will obviously mean sacrificing our ability to be self-sufficient. If that makes sense...

If we go ahead, I’ll be sure to come back and update this thread with how we’re getting on. Would you advise I get a soil test done before buying?
10 months ago
hello!

I am thinking of buying a house in Sussex (UK) that has 2 acres of land (currently lawn), which I’d really like to make into a permaculture farm, producing food for my family, and to sell at the local farmer’s market.

I’m quite clueless at the moment, and am only just beginning my research. I guess the main thing I’m looking to find out (before buying this house) is whether 2 acres is actually enough space to do this? I’m not looking to make much money from it, but it would be good to know that perhaps we could turn a small profit at some point in the future.

And also, I’m wondering what livestock, if any, I would be able to include? Ideally, we’re thinking it will be an entirely vegetarian farm, but we’re keen on having chickens for eggs, bees for honey, and goats for milk/cheese…

Thanks in advance for any advice!

James
10 months ago