How To Make $10,000 a Year From Your Backyard Garden
There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need
some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want
locally grown food, giving small gardeners the chance to turn a profit?a healthy, green (not to
mention good-for-you) profit. In this practical, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to:
o Sell overstock to local restaurants
o Participate in farmer?s markets
o Grow cut flowers to sell
o Package your produce attractively
o Keep honey bees, chickens, and other alternative produce
Packed full of gardening, marketing, and selling tips and tricks, this book shows you how to
develop your own small plots of land (less than an acre) into a money-making resource. A
good garden is full of greenbacks!
Money Does Grow on Trees
Sell What Sells
Find the Ideal Product
What Do I Have? Evaluate Your Assets
Get Ready to Dig Pay Dirt
Now, Make It Happen
Get Fast Cash from Fresh Food
What Vegetable Crops Should I Grow?
Find Herbal Remedies for Your Budget
Bank on Bouquets
Nurse Your Finances
Go Beyond Mainstream
Make a Selection of Successful Strategies
From the book:
Gardeners across the United States are harvesting big bucks from remarkably tiny plots. When
I was a suburban farmer in Knoxville, Tennesse (population about 250,000), my partner and
I grew nursery stock on a 60-foot by 200-foot lot, and we still had plenty of room for a kitchen
garden. In one season we sold over $14,000 worth of plants.
Reader Cindy says,
"As more people turn to locally grown food and want sources of organic produce, the home
gardener can turn a hobby into profit. This book isn't a handbook that covers every detail
of starting a micro-farm but it is a great starting place for anyone entertaining the idea of
growing extra food to sell at a local farmer's market, from a roadside stand, or to local
restaurants who want fresh, local, organic produce.
"While the emphasis is on gardening, the book also includes information on developing good
soil, raising livestock, cultivating honey bees, and alternative produce such as flowers. The
author gives advice from his own expertise on the financial side of micro-farming, marketing
and selling strategies, plant-by-plant information, and how one can turn less than an acre
into a source of income.
"For anyone wanting ideas for selling extra produce from the garden or who may be
entertaining the idea of going fully into business, this book is a good source of information."
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