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How Much Land You Need to Go “Off The Grid”

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According to research by solar panel discount company One Block Off the Grid, a family of four that eats meat, dairy, and eggs would need around two acres of land to feed themselves for a year. The company’s beautiful infographic (below) further illustrates the land requirements for a family of four seeking nutritional and electronic self-sufficiency.

For you urban Austinites, check out UrbanPatchwork and Resolution Gardens, who are bringing farms to Austin neighborhoods. And for farm-fresh food you can’t grow yourself, there’s a new grocery store opening on Manor this fall…

(image via: Huffington Post)

Written by Brian Nunnery

August 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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  1. […] to this post I found at in.gredients, the theory that a family of 4 needs 2 acres to live self-sufficiently. I […]


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