6% of the nation’s agricultural land =
$14 billion dollars value produced annually =
92% of the nation’s potatoes + 77% of its vegetables + 87% of its berries and fruit (and some milk and meat)
Who says that community gardens are irrelevant in the face of the scale of industrial agricultural production? Home food production can be a strong underpinning of healthy food acquisition. And if you think New England has winter…
Source: Mark Winne, citing Leonid Sharashkin of University of Missouri
Stunning statistics. Reminds me of a Russian colleague’s longing for the fruit her family grew themselves. Must put up a fence against the deer to feed people rather than wildlife.