One common misconception people seem to have about growing food is that we need a lot of space in which to do it. In reality, we don’t even need a yard!
Urban and small suburban patio gardens are springing up everywhere these days, and they can be incredibly productive.
Within the permaculture practice, small spaces are usually the most intensely fruitful production zones, because they get more attention. Plus, the microclimates within them are most readily recognized and matched with the right plants.
In other words, small gardens tend to get more care, and more care means more food.
Small spaces are also fantastic jumping-off points for getting into home food production. All too often, people dig up the back