Question by : Need advice on starting my own organic farm?
okay so i will give all the details before i begin.
im considering taking a agriculture course at university specialising in permaculture, production horticulture or sustainable farming.
my family has long famring history and i had spent much of my childhood on the family farm ( milk cows and poultry mostly) and various farms we have lived on as we moved around.
i have spent many hours quizzing my dad over the minor details of farming, and i believe that once i have my degree/bachelor and 3-5 years travel experience on organic farms around the world, and any orchards, free range poulrty , specialty / permaculture farms etc.
i might be able to start my own slice of sustainable heaven, geographically speaking….
anyway i think i would buy between 50 and 200 acres of equal bushland/ cultivation area. start my farm from the back yard of my house to save on fuel for utes, etc
plant my orchard away from the house by about 300 meters, at first i would trail and error to see what grows well in the soil
after that i would build and slowly expand a permaculture based vegetable patch, at first enough to feed me then whatever i can sell at market.
start beekeeping- at first a few hives then expand into a dozen or more depending on how season, viability etc. produce from said beehives include honey, wax, queens, and i can get paid by the local counicil to remove swarms
and finally several 10 m fence line supporting berry bushes, i can use these to produce jam, presevatives etc
basically a few years of trial and error on the back of my saved assets.
do you think i have a reasonable idea?
Answer by Rezdis Collins
Practice on Farmville first.
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