How Big a Backyard Farm Do You Need?

This infographic from 1BOG (One Block Off the Grid) tackles the question, “How big a backyard do you need to live off of the land?”

More and more people are turning away from grocery stores and utility companies in favor of their own back yard. The idea of becoming self-sufficient is an alluring one, but exactly how much land would you need? Assuming a family if four, here are the land requirements to sustain yourself for one year.

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