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Starting & Staying Small
Starting & Staying Small
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Cold Temperate

Chiel van der Voort Ethan Roland Florian Rudolf Hubert de Kalbermatten Kerry Dell'Agostino Merry Cox Mustafa Fatih Bakir Ute Bohnsack
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Starting & Staying Small

Project Type

Residential, Demonstration

Project Summary

Take an average backyard and have it produce as much as possible to meet the needs of a family of four. Through use of fruit trees, chickens, other small farm animals, greenhouse and gradens the site should produce as much as possible for family's food needs.

Project Description


Starting the Hoop

This year adding a hoophouse. Goal is to take local materials as sturdy and cheap as possible and put it together for fall preparations to try for two harvests of roots and late harvest of tomatoes.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)

Eggs and Eggs

chickens have not been replaced and are just over 2 years old now. Producing daily at 70% and only supplemental heat is a single light bulb. Night temps are -10 + Celsius and day temps near 0 give or take a few either +/-.

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Higher yields

cucumber plants have taken over. They are now shading the entire inside of the greenhouse. Great production and getting harvest daily. Host family is now tired fo eating them and looking at preserving for the Winter table. Afriad though that the cucumber

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Spring 2012

Chicken Greenhouse in full production. Eggs are increasing daily after short two week molting. Cucmbers are 5 weeks early and producing enough for family consumption.

Posted over 11 years ago (2 comments)
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