Like all of my many ventures, there is no one enterprise that is able to pay all the bills all by itself. Every venture that we do is small. I don’t have the job skills, tools or education to earn $100,000 and $100,000 seems like a big scary number to me. But I can a dollar. I can sell a dozen trees. I can sell a couple of sticks, some cut flowers, some asparagus, some mushrooms, some salad greens, do a couple tours, speak at a conference or two, teach a course, grow some peppers, sell some nuts, make some cider, sell some pigs and some beef, sell some firewood, etc., and it all adds up. No one thing does it. They all are key.
Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Great article worth the read!
Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Location: Anoka Sand Plain, MN Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 43
Joined: Jan 04, 2010
Location: Blue Island, Illinois - Zone 6a - (Lake Effect) - surrounded by zone 5b
I saw him speak last year at the MOSES conference. Great speaker, I would love to see his farm one day. - Joe
Joined: Sep 17, 2010
"Ninety percent of certified permaculture designers that I have encountered are not doing it. They're playing at the edges and fooling themselves. They're not creating a different culture, they're not growing their own food." -Shepard