The Automatic Earth: Oct 30 2011, Reviving the Department of Subsistence Homesteads

The Automatic Earth: Oct 30 2011, Reviving the Department of Subsistence Homesteads

"A subsistence homestead denotes a house and out buildings located upon a plot of land on which can be grown a large portion of foodstuffs required by the homestead family. It signifies production for home consumption and not for commercial sale. In that it provides for subsistence alone, it carries with it the corollary that cash income must be drawn from some outside source. The central motive of the subsistence homestead program, therefore, is to demonstrate the economic value of a livelihood which combines part-time wage work and part-time gardening or farming."

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