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Citizen Gardens Grow 40% Of Nations Food In Russia — Why Not Here?

Finding Truth In an Illusory World

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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2 responses

  1. Nothing new …I was born in in a town on the river border with Russia , the Old Communist Romania 64 years ego, and the whole community was doing it.
    Villages people as well as Town people….We never wasted an inch of front or backyard with lawns 😀 ….I WAS LUCKY…We had chickens, pigs, grapes, cherries, pears, etc, all growing strong from our little recycled sewer/s dam….lol….That’s what I call it ORGANIC…. 😀 …And yet nobody died from food poison 😀

    June 29, 2015 at 3:42 pm

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