You believe in a greener earth. You recycle, garden, maybe even make your own crafty stuff. Yeah I did too. Until I took it a step further. Oh my. I have big feet. Seriously I thought I was doing a good job with my light bulbs, and paper bags vs plastic, I'm embarrassed to say 4.5. Yep that's right 4.5 earths to sustain my lifestyle. YIKES. Go ahead and take the quiz yourself. What your footprint? QUIZ and then come back here and lets talk about some small changes you can start today.
My number 1 goal for my mini urban farm is that it is sustainable.
Gathering structures and materials from many sources. I collect old satelite dishes to create birdbaths. It's a great water source for the birds, I mosaic them, it adds art and color to the garden. I love recycling materials that may have gone into the landfills or just dumped in vacant lots.
A garden will not survive with out water. Plan on your water source
A step by step action plan to get your zones in place Closest to your home is where you should have what I call homebase. This is your kitchen vegetables. Next zone could be your garden office/ prep area, then would be dining picnic table area further out would be orchard and compost. Yes I do this, on a city lot. Use what you have.
Once you have a plan, a garden is only as good as the environment it is in. Will it have enough sunlight, what about water run off or pooling? Have you thought about compost? Here is a quick compost 101 if you need some help with that