The urban farming sensation has also created a lot of new interest in backyard farming. Many people are fed up with the store offerings of highly-processed commercial food, in particular, the scientifically produced microwave meals or veggies slathered in chemicals. Most of us want food that is fresher than what the store can provide, and safer than the mass-produced. Even if a giant stock market crash doesn’t occur, create an urban farming at your backyard has the advantage of putting fresher, organic food on your table and more money in your bank account. And if a collapse happens, you’ll have no worries about what to put on your table
The urban farming gardening is enjoyable. Look at Farmville’s popularity. People have been gardening for ages. There’s something fantastic about planting a few food of your own, and getting a little bit dirty. There also something good about getting back to the skills of our forefathers. It’s just meaningful to work the land. The best part is eating the rewards of your labor! Planting a few legumes will also add nutrients to your soil.
Now that you’re convinced that urban farming is the best thing for your backyard, let’s go through a quick list of needed items for a backyard farm. First, you’ll need a yard. This probably will not be a problem for many, but if you don’t have a green patch behind your home, see if someone close to you will let you farm their land. You can also look for community organizations that will rent you a plot of land for a small fee. If you live in a very urbanized area, many buildings will allow you to grow food on their rooftop for a small fee.
This is important to remember: backyard urban farming is a very easy way to prepare yourself and your family for the potential economic collapse by both learning gardening skills and by stockpiling survival food. But remember that farming is only one skill in a set of survival skills needed to survive the possibility of economic collapse.