07 Sep '11, 1pm

$50,000 From a Backyard Farm? The Enticing Promise of SPIN Farming

From backyard slaughter in West Oakland to the urban aquaponics of Growing Power , the idea that many farmers are stepping outside the conventional 20th Century model of large acreage, high capital costs and heavy energy use is hardly likely to be surprising to most TreeHugger readers. But what makes the notion of SPIN-farming (or Small Plot Intensive farming) notable is that its creators have given it a name, and they have focused not just the cultivation techniques, but the business side of things too. SPIN was created by Wally Satzewich and Gail Vandersteen of Wally's Urban Market Garden in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada—who started growing in an urban environment, expanded to 20 acres in the country, and then rapidly realized that they made more money growing in town after all—and by Rozanne Christensen of Somerton Tanks Farm , who acted as an early test-bed for the S...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/50000-backyard-fa...

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