[permaculture] Large scale farming - sustainable? Profitable?
leeflier at comcast.net
Mon Dec 21 09:35:55 EST 2009
Thanks for pointing that out Larry - I was in fact going to check the
permies.com site to see if there was anything on this topic. I have yet
to post there but it's a great site!
Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> All of us reading and posting to Lee's excellent new thread (and BTW
> keep the subject line unchanged and not highjack the discussion) really
> need to read an identical thread at Paul Wheaton's permies.com.
> Here are the primary URLs for those threads and sample of feedback.
> Its up to 2 pages of input so far.
> "A lot of the permaculture systems that I've looked at seem to be
> smaller scale: a garden, a home, a plot of land that somebody runs to
> feed their family or as a hobby. Many of them have successfully created
> healthy, sustainable ecosystems, but I haven't seen one yet that is
> economically successful as well. What examples have you found of larger
> farms that can pay their mortgage based on the yield from their
> permaculture establishment? Are there well-known examples?"
> "I'm talking about starting from scratch......is it possible to buy some
> land, pay the mortgage and the bills and create enough income from it to
> Top level group: farm income
> This is well worth reading and participating in. This forum and others
> there in the ag arena are going places!
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