How Big a Garden Would It Take to Feed Your Family?
|Portion of One Block Off the Grid's Infographic|
Turns out it's not as much space as SFoodie would have suspected. You'd have to make some concessions, of course, to fit it all in: Goats instead of cows. Wheat instead of corn. Even with pigs and chickens, your diet would have to be much lower in meat. Someone would probably need to be on hand to tend the yardfarm, and you'd better hope all your crops succeed and all your chickens lay eggs.
Given all those factors, the organization says, all you need is 2 acres -- perhaps a quarter less if you go vegan or buy your wheat from a grain farm. Sounds doable, eh? In San Francisco, two acres would cost you ... erk.