Pay Dirt: How To Make $10,000 a Year From Your Backyard Garden
“In one season, we sold over $14,000 worth of plants.”
By John Tullock
Could you use an extra $10,000 next year? Do you live in a house with some land around it? If the answer to both questions is “Yes!” you should consider joining the burgeoning “suburban microfarm” movement. Like so much else associated with food, soil and life, the movement has its roots, if you will pardon the pun, in California.
But as a Wall Street Journal article – highlighting a successful suburban farm in Colorado – makes clear, this new type of agriculture is not just for California any more.
Gardeners across the United States are harvesting big bucks from remarkably tiny plots. When I was a suburban farmer in Knoxville, Tennessee (population about 250,000), my partner and I grew nursery stock on a 60-foot by 200-foot lot, and we still had plenty of room for a kitchen garden. In one season, we sold over $14000 worth of plants.