Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A New SPIN on Growing Food Locally
Those Canadians! While we've been down here moaning about finding sustainably farmed local produce, they have been up there in the north country inventing boutique food production methods that give people the courage to grow produce sustainably in their own backyard.
The program is called SPINfarming and involves using harnessing sub-acre plots of land for money-making farm production. They claim that by using intensive gardening techniques SPIN farming overcomes the 2 big hurtles to farming: land costs and capital. Here's the link to learn more about this innovative idea for food production. http://spinfarming.com/common/pdfs/SPIN_passalong_calculator.pdf and http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-11701-burgeoning-business-in-backyard-gardens.html