Being Realistic with Your First Year Expectations – Work to Learn, Not to Earn – The Urban Farmer – Week 31

The Urban Farmer

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Defensive Rotation for Pests

  • If a crop has pest issues, get that crop off of that plot and get it somewhere else.

When pests are spotted:

  1. Immediately identify the issue.
  2. Then find out if it’s affecting other crops.
  3. Then start planting a new succession of that crop at another plot.
  4. If you know that certain plots get hit by certain pests, then stop planting that crop there.  This could be always or seasonal.

Setting First Year Expectations

  • Look at your few first years as though you are going to school to learn something.
  • Try to give yourself a bit of a financial buffer for the first year. 
  • Be realistic with your first year expectations.  Don’t get overconfident at the risk of log term gain.
  • Expect to make a third (or relatively low number) of your ultimate goal the first year. 
  • Work to learn, not to earn.  It isn’t one year or bust. 
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The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

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