RE: Farmland vs "natural land"
Dave Finnie (email@example.com)
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 08:35:40 +1000
I understand your concerns about growing food in one's own backyard. I
too had similar doubts when the idea was first presented to me. Well,
I did it anyway, and was pleasantly surprised. It is amazing how
little space is needed to feed a small family when it is done properly.
To answer your other concern, I also hold down a full-time job (in
fact, more than full time - around 80 hours a week), and am still able
to feed myself to a large degree.
For anyone that is interested, a concept known as Permaculture has
many clever time and space saving ideas, and is based on a solely
organic approach to gardening. I recommend picking up any books on the
subject for anyone unfamiliar with it.