At Mud Hub Greenhouses, we believe in the power of farming – even small scale farming offers the opportunity to offset food insecurity while growing delicious, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs for sale or use within an organization or facility.
Why choose small farming, though?
Micro farming offers an incredible range of benefits. It’s also versatile and wonderfully adaptable! With modern tools for farmers, such as a greenhouse, as well as imagination and the dedication to providing your plants with the right care, it’s possible to generate a significant amount of income through small farming. A small scale farm is also a great choice for supplementing available food within schools, correctional facilities, and other institutions.
When you think of farming for a living, do you imagine acre upon acre of tilled earth? Endless rows of corn or beans thriving under the summer sun? While that’s one face of farming, the truth is that even small areas can be incredibly productive with the right tools for farmers to use.
Small scale farming – that is, farming areas much smaller than traditional farms – can produce an immense amount of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Micro farmers must use techniques like companion planting, plant guilds, and greenhouses to maximize their yields, but these operations can be incredibly lucrative.
It’s about more than just making a living, though. Small farming enriches the community, helps to fight climate change by capturing carbon and creating more oxygen, and more. Small farming is beneficial for humans, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Finally, micro farming allows you to provide fresh food for your family, your community, your school, and even for correctional institutions. It’s about more than offsetting food-related costs, though. Farm-grown, organic food is free of potentially dangerous pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and other additives. It’s also fresher and offers better nutrition.
Ready to get started with small scale farming? We’re here to help!