It’a all here: how to make $50k/year on half an acre

Saskatchewan micro-farming guru Wally Satzewich and Roxanne Christensen have a new distribution deal for their latest instruction books on how to seriously farm small spaces and make real money

Choosing the right seedlings

using SPIN farming techniques. SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensive. “But it also stands for the kind of farming anyone can understand,” says Satzewich.

As Christensen says, “The USDA’s goal of 100,000 new farmers in the next few years is  achievable  because, with SPIN-Farming, the new generation of farmers can get their businesses off the ground anywhere there are markets to support them.”

These manuals aren’t cheap ($108), but they’re a small investment if you intend to reap the rewards they offer. SPIN-Farming® Basics outlines basic business concepts, marketing advice, financial benchmarks and a detailed day-to-day workflow.  SPIN-Farming 2.0: Production Planning & Crop Profiles  contains advanced growing concepts and first-of-its -kind market data to help farmers think more clearly about their farm business planning,  set measurable goals based on what their crops are worth, and scale up successfully.


About Urban Food Revolution

Peter Ladner is a former Vancouver city councilor, Metro Vancouver vice-chair and business owner who is currently a weekly columnist at Business in Vancouver newspaper and a regular contributor to, a Seattle-based online news service. He is the author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way we Feed Cities, published by New Society in November, 2011. For the past two years he has been a Fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue researching, teaching and organizing public events around the theme Planning Cities as if Food Matters. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002, was re-elected in 2005 and ran for mayor in 2008. He is a former member of the TransLink Board, and was vice chair of the Metro Vancouver Board. Peter has been the publisher, president and part owner of the Business in Vancouver Media Group, which he co-founded in 1989. He has a lifelong interest in growing food. As a city councilor, he worked with the Vancouver Food Policy Council in initiating the city’s program to add 2010 food-producing community garden plots by 2010. He is vice-chair of the The Natural Step Canada, part of an international organization that advances sustainability in communities and corporations. He has a B.A. from UBC and did graduate work at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. He and his wife Erica have four adult children.
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