This morning I received an inspiring email from a couple who are raising their own meat and gardening in a small space. -DTG
I commented on a recent video (the one in Hannibal about how much food could be grown on a small lot.
I want to share with you what we have done in 3 years in our 34×100 ft backyard.
My hope is to inspire those who don’t have acreage and can’t move to look at their property and see how much you CAN do, not what you “can’t do” with limited space.
We started with a sloped (2 directions) grassy yard.
We leveled it out as much as we could, added the greenhouse, then the garden beds. I don’t till, but use deep mulch.
We had to add a retaining wall next to the driveway which added a 6 ft wide span of usable space to build the chicken coop.
The structure near the house houses chickens and colony-raised meat rabbits. There is a compost bin and a BSFL bin in that area and a storage area for feed and equipment.
Bill and Julie
SW Pennsylvania, zone 5b