|Graphic by One Block Off the Grid at 1bog.org|
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land?
"Going off the grid" is a daunting proposal, especially for those with families. Non-homesteaders rely on others for virtually everything; not just our haircuts, but our electricity and our eggs. It's hard enough to figure out the right amount of groceries to buy for a week. Figuring out how many crops to plant to feed a family of four is exponentially more daunting. Here's a useful chart from One Block Off the Grid illustrating the typical land requirements for a family of four seeking nutritional and electronic self-sufficiency.
Posted at 8:00 AM