Citizen Gardens Grow 40% Of Nations Food In Russia — Why Not Here?
In 2011 the dacha gardens of Russia produced 40% of the nation’s food.
How much land do you need to grow all your food? This is a dacha garden in Russia where there is a strong tradition of growing your own food.
40% of Russia’s Food is from Dacha Gardens
In 2011, 51% of Russia’s food was grown either by dacha communities (40%), like those pictured left in Sisto-Palkino, or peasant farmers (11%) leaving the rest (49%) of production to the large agricultural enterprises. But when you dig down into the earthy data from the Russian Statistics Service you discover some impressive details. Again in 2011, dacha gardens produced over 80% of the countries fruit and berries, over 66% of the vegetables, almost 80% of the potatoes and nearly 50% of the nations milk, much of it consumed raw.
While many European governments make living on a small-holding very…
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