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The Urban Ton Project – 1 ton of food on our urban city lot

Roasted Beet Salad. We pulled the first of our beets from the ground (a candy-cane type) and roasted them in the oven with carrots, green onions, and garlic scapes.

Our attempt to organically grow 1 ton of food on our urban city lot!

By Kate n Daniel Vickery

From their blog:

Can you grow the majority of the food you eat?

Thinking about trying to grow a ton of food on our urban lot recently led us to a discussion of how much food we eat in a year. According to the USDA the average american adult eats about 4.7 lbs of food a day. So in a year the average person is eating 1717 pounds of food! That means if my wife and I are “average americans” we will consume a combined 3434 pounds of food.

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June 18, 2010   1 Comment