A plan for food self-sufficiency

Categories: How To
Published on: September 11, 2015

Mother Earth News / Cindy Conner / October/November 2012

Well Planned GardenProviding high-quality food for your family year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of commitment and follow-through.

Whether you grow as much of your food as you can or you source it from local producers, the guidelines here will help you decide how much to produce or purchase.

The charts linked to in “Plan How Much to Grow” later in this article will also help you estimate how much space you’ll need — both in your garden to grow the crops, and in your home and pantry or root cellar to store preserved foods.

Here’s a step-by-step plan to help you make the best use of your garden space (or farmers markets) to move toward homestead food self-sufficiency.

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