Become an Urban Farmer in Your Own Backyard

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bossroo, May 12, 2010.

  1. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, while at the Doctor's waiting room, I came across an article , pictures and all in an older Sunset magazine. It seams that this failed home loan officer in the SF bay area wanted to be an urban farmer that doesn't leave a large carbon footprint deep in his heart ... so he got his buddy ( a loan officer) to give his home buyers a brochure to start a home garden. For an application fee of $25, he then will come to your new home and install a garden for you. For a reasonable fee of $ 750.00, He has a compost comany deliver a load of compost to your driveway, then he and his wife arives at your home in the morning riding their bikes with a small trailer carrying shovels, rakes, hoes, irrigation supplies for a drip irrigation system. He then goes to the surrounding neighbors to borrow a wheelbarow and he and his wife moves the compost to the backyard garden area, hand digs the garden, installs the drip system and sows heritage vegetable seeds for the garden. He and his wife are done by the end of the day. The home owners then care for their own garden. Then he charges the home owner $ 25 plus shiping and handling per week for a box of a week's worth of fruits and vegatables (for 3 ) harvested from other fellow urban farmers who have them available that week. He has a waiting list for his services. This got me thinking. Hhmmmm !!! I wonder if I could start a similar chicken business if I could just work the bugs out?
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I hear ya . . . great idea!
     
  3. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm! maybe we can all do this......
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOPE.... I got copywrites for all chickens raised around the world with this scheme!!!
     
  5. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $750.00??? accidental zero? you could make your own garden for alot cheaper. or join a csa. But that would be kinda cool with chickens.
     
  6. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like I'm in the wrong line of work![​IMG]
     
  7. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not an accidental "0", as it was in 2 places. I am now furiously doing my due dilligense, consulting my lawyer, opening a new bank account, renting a huge new PO box at the post office,and applying for a patent and borrowing a bicycle and wheelbarrow for my shiny new golden business . My retirement from my real farm will be announced soon as I now have (suckers , er ! make that) hens that lays real golden eggs daily as I mine my new Urban Farm . I'm RICH, I'm RICH !!!
     
  8. Peruvian

    Peruvian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not an accidental "0", as it was in 2 places. I am now furiously doing my due dilligense, consulting my lawyer, opening a new bank account, renting a huge new PO box at the post office,and applying for a patent and borrowing a bicycle and wheelbarrow for my shiny new golden business . My retirement from my real farm will be announced soon as I now have (suckers , er ! make that) hens that lays real golden eggs daily as I mine my new Urban Farm . I'm RICH, I'm RICH !!!

    I wouldn't bother trying this in most urban areas. SF is unique in that land is extremely valuable and the residents are very interested in everything 'green' and 'local'. As a result $750 to improve your property to have a 'victory garden' could reap very high rewards at time of resale. Kind of like updating your bathroom where you expect to get most of it back in home equity. In Boston or Miami people wouldn't care. In Des Moines and Indianapolis, people would just laugh!!
     
  9. chickenjoe

    chickenjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about doing rent a chicken for bug and weed control. You rent your chickens out in a chicken tractor then the client could move it around the property for either bugs or weed control. PLus the client would have their lawn fertilized.
     
  10. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my copywriten CAN'T FAIL FOOLPROOF BUSINESS PLAN...Now That Detroit is bulldozing down their abandoned slum houses, and Ford is making a profit, GM has paid back it's loan to BIG BROTHER with a new loan, and Christler is getting by, so all will be hiring new workers for BIG BROTHER to tax . The UNIONS will be happy as they will now have new dues paying members to swell their coffers. This opens up a huge oportunity for the new auto workers to become Gentlemen Urban Farmers. I will charge a $ 25.00 application fee, then a VERY REASONABLE set up fee of $7,500.00 ( seven thausand five hundred) each ( tax deductable) for a small hen house, new brooder to be built by an indipendant licensed contrator ( who will have to hire new workers, again new taxpayers), new incubator and 25 as hatched heritage chicks ( breed to be new Urban Farmer's choice) for a self sustainable flock, and feeding, housing and easy to follow management instructions for free ranging on City owned land for free to the city weed, pest control, and fertilize lawns to tidy up the landscape. A huge savings to the city. All other feed and labor to be provided by the Urban Farmer. Then a weekly $25 fee , plus shiping and handling, for 3 processed fresh frozen chickens from fellow Urban Farmers who have harvestable size chickens available for that week. They will know what they are fed, how they are raised and be drug and hormone free because they all will follow my management guidelines. Predator control to be provided by the City's own already existing Animal Control Department that the city will not have to lay off. This cost will be minimal since activists will have mandated all pets be baned in the city limits by then. Any extra fresh eggs that are produced will be a bonus for the Urban Farmer. This will become a model for all cities to follow for the benefit of it's citisens to lessen their carbon footprint and provide local food as well as city beautification for a satisfied population at virtually no cost to the taxpayers. (Another benefit for clean air). Other cities will see how well my monopoly plan works that they will mandate it's implementation for themselves. A win Win for one and all. ( especially for me) [​IMG]
     
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