Farm One Acre
Small Farm Business
Small farm business is threatened by large corporate interests all over the world and unfortunately for small farms, it’s the larger farms owned and operated by agribusiness that have been making all the money for the past 40 years. The trend towards large corporate farms has left many smaller farmers unable to earn a living doing something they where born to do – operate the family farm. Today, income from small farms averages around $10,000 annually, forcing many farmers to supplement their income with a full time job or sell the farm outright to larger interests.
|"It used to be the farmer worked the soil. Now, global agribusiness works the farmer"|
Farms Are Becoming Smaller
For the past 50 years, farms around the world have been shrinking in size due to urban development, land prices and operational costs. In fact, many of the farms in the Industrialized West are small, with more than 80 percent less than 55 acres and 10 percent of all farms less than 5 acres in size.
The Family Farm
The family farm - hope for the future. If we are going to save “the family farm” and support community agriculture, new and innovative farming technologies must be developed. The Farm One Acre Project was initiated to develop technologies that would address many of the issues facing small farmers today. Patented high-density food growing technology helps farmers earn “big farm” income from cultivating just one acre. New Leaf Technologies propagation products grow more plants per square foot than any other technology that exists today.
High Density Food Production Technologies
New Leaf hight density food production technologies multiply food production while significantly lowering operational costs. These innovative products are engineered to grow crops in a variety of environments including conventional greenhouses, under grow lights, in fields and on rooftops.
There are essentially three ways to use these high density food production technologies; in cities, small villages and traditional field farming.
With limited space in cities and little time to take care of a yard garden, people are turning to garden containers to grow food. People are using all types of containers in all kinds of spaces to grow all kinds of vegetables. Garden containers are popping up on decks, patios, backyards and even rooftops. New Leaf food production pots and planters are easily managed lessening the workload compared to conventional garden containers. Miracle Pots provide food for the eye as well as the table throughout the entire season.
Feed A Village
Feed a village by placing a high density food production product at every household. Create a sustainable food supply for the entire village year after year by simply doubling pots per household.
Traditional field farming is expensive and not very productive compared to farming with New Leaf food production products. Rather than tilling and planting an entire field in rows mechanically or by hand, farmers can create high production food stations spaced evenly on raised food runways separated by natural earthways.
Depending on the types of crops grown, growers can choose to grow with Miracle Pots™; a larger diameter pot suitable for leaf vegetables, beans, peppers and tomatoes or Garden Genies™; a smaller diameter planter ideal for vine crops such as cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelon, squash and melons.
Miracle Pots™ are large pots that are approximately 45 inches in diameter and 20 inches in height. Miracle Pots™ are engineered to grow many more plants than conventional pots and match the production of up to a 200-foot row in a garden or cultivated field.
The Garden Genie™
The Garden Genie™ are small planters that are approximately 22 inches in diameter and 20 inches in height. The Garden Genie™ was originally designed for the home gardening market where space is at a premium. Garden genies™ can be used in a farming environment to grow hundreds of cucumbers, watermelon and pumpkins.
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