Photo dump of diagrams, blueprints, books, and other materials for producing food on a small plot to get your creativity flowing.
Thanks to everyone who answered the call and sent these in via Facebook and Twitter.
A Victory Garden for a Family of Five
Notice this olde infographic was issued by the Illinois State Council of Defense. Looks like they might have wanted you to be self sufficient back then, how times have changed!
Uncle Sam Expects You To Keep Hens and Raise Chickens
A Homestead on One-Tenth of an Acre
Self Sufficient Backyard
Link to Ron and Johanna’s book
Doodle by Collin
Book: Self-Sufficient Life by John Seymour
Continuation of his work by Will Sutherland
Seven Layers of a Forest Garden
Rabbits can be fed on
Growing Barrels Of Potatoes
How To Build And Use Your Potato Box
Concentrated mushroom farming in the forest
Vertical garden aquaponics diagram
Book: Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell
Book: The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading: An Encyclopedia of Independent Living by Nicole Faires
Have a Victory Garden
More wartime propaganda, the good kind.
“Eat what you can, and can what you can’t eat.”
One acre family of four layout
One Acre Farm
Five Acre Farm
Live cycle flow diagram art
1943 Book: The “Have-More” Plan
Infographic: How big a backyard do you need to live off of the land?
Optimistic, but still interesting.
Sample groundplan for a small mixed farm design
Justin Rhodes video: What I learned from the Back To Eden Garden
Solitary farmer works his micro plot
“If you could show the cabbage that I planted with my own hands to your emperor, he definitely wouldn’t dare suggest that I replace the peace and happiness of this place with the storms of a never-satisfied greed.”
A quote from Diocletian, stated when he was begged to return to the throne. (Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus 39.6)