Preparing for the Worst
July 7, 2008 4:43 AM Subscribe
What vegetables, fruits, fish and animals would be recommended for a self-sufficient survival farm?
posted by netbros to Society & Culture (26 answers total) 70 users marked this as a favorite
Whether it be climate change, energy shortage, economic collapse, or act of nature; there are many plausible reasons these days to consider alternatives to the western way of living. Perhaps people living in the communes of the 1960-70s were thinking ahead.
If you had a small, 10-20 acre family farm or slightly larger community property what vegetables would you plant, what fruit trees would you cultivate, what fish would you stock in the pond, and what farm animals would you raise to make your environment as self-sufficient as possible for your family and/or community in the face of a calamitous future? What considerations are required to care for all of this?