Monday, December 8, 2008

This Just In: Money Does Grow On Trees

I came across some information that encourages people to learn how to make money from farming. Yes, farming - growing food and selling it. Apparently, this is a growing phenomenon as a result of the bad economy and recession.

Now, before you start shaking your head. Consider this: There is a new concept called Micro Eco-Farming, which is basically local mini-farming. The idea is that you can grow food in your backyard and sell it to local stores, restaurants, and food co-ops. You can also sell the food at your local farmer's market, or you can set up your own roadside stand.

Even better, you can sell the food to your organic-loving neighbors.

It may sound far-fetched, but people are making anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars a month from micro eco-farming.

Here are some useful resources, in case you're interested:

Start a Small Farm or Make Money From Your Garden

How to Sell Your Crops: Marketing

Center For Micro Eco-Farming Movement


  1. I love this blog. I never thought for one moment about Farming. I live in Georgia and New York; and I am going to right away do some research on what can be harvested in Georgia.
    Thanks a lot....

  2. i'm trying to get my foot in the door on the green movement in philadelphia. One concept that i just heard about was 'urban farming' where you take plots from burned down houses and create community gardens, from which all the neighbors can sell as fresh produce and/or eat for free.

    It seems like this would be good for a whole smattering of reasons, especially the oncoming deep recession.