I love to hear stories about how a family puts a greenhouse to use. This family bought a large greenhouse to not only grow food for the family, but also to sell produce at the local farmers market. They will be the first to bring tomatoes to the Farmers Market in this small town in Idaho.
Are you wondering in these tough times what you can do to help? I found this newsletter article from Front Range Living (I highly recommend subscribing to their newsletter) that has some useful ideas for helping out your community and neighbors and making sure your family has plenty of food as well.
A very detailed site to get ideas for growing food to feed a family or community.
Starting a sustainable small farm…how much to plant?
I recommend starting small. We started our first CSA on our new farm in the spring/summer of 2005, feeding 26 families on 1/3 of an acre with a troybilt tiller and a hoe. This was the beginning of what turned into a 100 member CSA after two years.
Inexpensive passive solar greenhouses heated only by sunlight falling on 55-gallon barrels of water are effective for growing plants year-round, said a University of Missouri Extension specialist. Heat from sunlight is stored in water-filled barrels during the day and radiates at night, replacing use of fossil fuel, said Eric Lawman, an agronomy research specialist at the Bradford Research and Extension Center (BREC) near Columbia, Mo.
Our flag might be red, white and blue, but green has become Americas favorite color.