Living off the Land

Everyone who enjoys gardening has thought at one time or another “how much land do I need to live completely off of”. Well, it all depends on the size of your family, your actual diet and if you can go without eating as much meat. Now I can sit here and tell you that you’ll need at least this much land per person and need this many animals per person when in reality I can’t tell you how much you need because I don’t know you nor your diet. When it comes to living off the land you need to find out exactly what your daily diet is, what you need to grow and see how much land you have. Then once you have that then it’s time to get creative. Will it be better to plant a garden a traditional way or do you get more use out of a vertical garden? Do you want or need farm animals like cows, chickens, and pigs just to name a few? Another question is are you trying to make money off the land or just grow food so you don’t have to buy it anymore? If this is something that you really want to do then it’s up to you to decide how you will go about it, maybe you will buy a bunch of tower gardens and grow everything like that to save space for the animals, maybe you’ll just find a crop that sells really well and grow money crops. There are literally dozens of ways of going about living off the land and it all depends on how you view living off the land.