How To Create A Microfarm And Make A Living From It?

There are three models of micro-farms:

1 – The “AgriCultural” model in permaculture; your main income is your entertainment activity on your soup r (gites, guest room, table-d’hotes, internship, teaching, garden, vegetable garden, etc.), and you can sell the surplus from your vegetable garden. You contribute to Urssaf and choose between different company statutes (AutoEntrepreneur, Associatif, Sas, Sarl, Eirl, etc.).

2 – The “MaraichageBio” model in permaculture; your main income is your vegetable production activity (market, store, networks, on the farm), and you can develop a secondary reception activity. In the long term, you contribute to the MSA (Mutualité Sociale Agricole), and you have the status of “Farmer.”

3 – The mixed model, which includes the two above, requires to be several (at least two or in collective or in ecohameaux). Several structures with the different statutes above can coexist in the same place.

What is a MicroFarm?

There are several definitions: General definition: this is a small agroecological farm of around one hectare on which you will gradually acquire self-sufficiency and then generate additional quality production with high added value, which allows you to generate a more decent income for a family, $30,000 in annual revenue for around 2000 hours of work. More details on “Ethical organic market gardening.

” You can also choose to develop an Agricultural Microfarm, partially or 100%. You will teach gardening from your vegetable garden; you will educate groups and individuals to consume better without increasing their budgets. Eventually, you will create a hosting activity, The technical definition of a permaculture Micro Farm is an agro system that is both natural and very productive, operating with minimal recourse to fossil fuels.

Studies carried out at the Bec Hellouin organic farm show that 1000 m2 cultivated in diversified market gardening creates an economically viable full-time activity. Market gardening is carried out by hand, which allows production to be densified. For example, market gardening on only 1000 m2 frees up space for other uses, trees, and animals. Therefore, the Micro Farm can occupy about one hectare and support a wide variety of productions while offering a pleasant living environment. You will find a summary of the concept of Perm cultural Micro Farm in the little book “New species in the process of emergence.

Develop Your Vegetable Garden To Become Self-Sufficient In Vegetables All Year Round

A good technique to do this is to become self-sufficient and produce all of your food. The ideal way to start is to produce 100% of the consumption in vegetables. Indeed, as Denis Berger points out, becoming completely self-sufficient can be very restrictive to start the adventure. It would be necessary to have the equivalent of a farm to cultivate cereals, raise animals for omnivores or even install beehives to eat honey.

Growing all the vegetables that a household consumes is, therefore, the easiest way to achieve self-sufficiency. The good news is, it’s possible to cultivate your vegetable garden naturally and obtain a lot of good vegetables! On the other hand, know that becoming self-sufficient does not happen overnight: allow several years (between 3 and 5 years) to achieve it.

1 – Understand and assess your needs

2 – Prepare the ground

  1. choose vegetables that are easy to grow