Monday, September 19, 2011

How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

If the worst happened and you needed to support your family out of your garden could you?   My husband and I often talk about this, we have pretty much decided that, no we could not feed our family off the land around our home.  We do have a decent amount of land for a suburban home, but we also live in an area with a relatively short growing season.    That is one of the reasons that I am so dedicated to food storage.  I know we are limited in the amount of food we could grow.  

I recently ran across this info graphic and found it very interesting.  It visually shows how much land you would need to feed a family of four for a year.  There are of course geographic considerations to make when planning for self-sufficiency, with that said, it is an interesting thing to think about.

This info-graphic was originally posted by Block Off the Grid.

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