The Basics

If you're new to the idea of farming your own foods at any sustainable scale, it can initially seem daunting to consider everything it takes to assure that your production outputs meet your goals. From learning what you need to know to choose which food types to produce -to learning how to maximize your production while reducing your investments -picking the right methods can make all the difference in how successful you can be at raising and growing your own foods.

So, we will first cover the main farmable food types and offer some basic information about what environments they are naturally found in and what different methods you can use to produce them.

Animal Husbandry

Grove Farming

Saltwater and Freshwater Farming

Appropriately budgeting your available spaces and how best to augment them to meet your production goals first begins with assessing how much space you have to work with and what conditions your environment naturally affords to serve your goals.

In classical outdoor farming terms, variable seasonal changes in the environment will dictate a lot about what methods are best for you to succeed at meeting your production goals throughout each year. While indoor farming affords you a lot more control over the conditions of your production while potentially limiting how much space you have available to meet your goals.

With a balanced mix of indoor and outdoor farming practices, there are plenty of options to augment the environments to best meet your goals. To help, lets address the four basic types of farming.

Arable Farming

Pastoral Farming

Aquacultural Farming

Vertical Farming