The Urban Farmer: Tips for Finding Land to Farm in the City – What Works and What Doesn’t (FSFS15)

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Tips for acquiring land

  • Go the path of least resistance.  Are there friend, family, or neighbors that you already have a relationship with that could let you use some land to get started?
  • Have a flagship plot.  A plot that shows what you can do and plan to do.  This will become a leverage point to gaining access to more land.
  • Start with less than a quarter acre your first year.  That is a big enough plot to give you some upside, while not being so big that it is overwhelming.
  • Making less land effectively is better than managing more land poorly.  Focus on maximizing what you have first, and then seek out more land when you are confident that you can manage it effectively.  More is not always better.

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One reply on “The Urban Farmer: Tips for Finding Land to Farm in the City – What Works and What Doesn’t (FSFS15)

  • Daniel Cortes

    I got my first piece of land from taping flyers door-to-door and now I am just trying to reach out to the local media and hopefully get some more off of that. The second piece of my strategy was actually provided by Curtis Stone, so I am grateful to you brother. Fingers crossed that I get the media attention I need.

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