SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) Farming was a phrase I only recently came across, and here is a definition that seems to sum it up: "SPIN-Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size."
On this same website
, they go on to describe the financial opportunities that those with an entrepreneurial spirit can possibly enjoy.
Whether you are new to farming, or want to farm in a new way, SPIN can work for you because:
- Its precise revenue targeting formulas and organic-based techniques make it possible to gross $50,000+ from a half- acre.
- You don't need to own land. You can affordably rent or barter a small piece of land adequate in size for SPIN-Farming production.
- It works in either the city, country or small town.
- It fits into any lifestyle or life cycle.
SPIN is being practiced by first generation farmers because it removes the two big barriers to entry - land and capital - as well as by established farmers who want to diversify or downsize, as well as by part-time hobby farmers.
There are some more great resources here
. If this idea takes your fancy, then follow the links above, or search SPIN Farming
and you'll find plenty to inspire you.