Urban Farm Evolution: Raising and Caring for Farm Animals [Part 2]


Right now I have tilapia, crawfish, meat chickens for protein, some chickens for eggs, we also have quail and ducks for eggs, bees for honey and we just started to have rabbits for future protein. We are heading into a food winter, do not count on the grocery stores or the system to save you. Let me show you what you can do on a ½ acre property in the middle of the city. The sooner you start, the sooner you get production.

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What can you do on a half acre of land? Let me show you, because that’s all I have at my urban farm in Phoenix. And my goal initially was to create enough food, to feed 20 people, but that expanded. And now I think that I could easily create enough food to feed, maybe at least a hundred people all on a half acre, right in the middle of the city.

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I put in ponds so that I could have tilapia. So right now we have tilapia and crawfish, little bit of variety in there. We have chickens for eggs. This is the iteration of the chicken yard. It evolved over time, started small and then got bigger and bigger and bigger. But we’ve got chickens. So we’ve got eggs. We even have meat, chickens. We have ducks and duck eggs are wonderful. I don’t really want to eat the ducks, but I eat their eggs for sure. We have quail. And we have rabbits. So we’ve got quite a bit of protein as well as beans and the moringa, which has a lot of protein in it, cause we are coming into a food winter and it’s so, you know, you just have to dig in and learn. And that’s what the Beyond Gold and Silver channel is really all about, to meet you wherever you are to help you create food for yourself on your own property. Because if you’re counting on the grocery stores, if you’re counting on the systems, well, you know, just think back to what happened in March and April of 2020, how hard was it to find toilet paper or food avocados, anything that you needed, if you can create it for yourself or you have it stored so you can eat, then it’s not an issue for you because we have to be as independent as possible or the system has you by the cajones and you have to do what they want you to do. Well, I don’t want to do that. So alright. If I can’t get anything at the grocery store, I’m good with that. I don’t have a problem.

Now this is digging out the tilapia pond. It’s only three feet deep. That’s the beauty part of tilapia is that you don’t need a whole lot of room to grow ’em so that’s three feet by maybe 15 or 20 feet. You can see it’s not very big, but it’s well stocked with tilapia. And there’s my white marsh grapefruit tree, which is probably my favorite grapefruit tree though. I do love my pink grapefruits as well. That’s a great tree. We’ve got goji berries. As I’m seeing, we’ve got kale, we’ve got cabbage. You know, we’ve got everything that you really need to not just survive, but actually thrive. Nutritionally dense food helps you think more clearly helps you make much better decisions. So, and some of it is just pretty, you know, food for the eyes, food for the stomach. What you’re seeing in the pond. There is water lettuce. I don’t eat the water lettuce, but my chickens and my ducks, especially, and the rabbits do as well full of protein, full of nutrition. Because part of the goal here is not just to be completely self-sufficient for myself, but also for all of the animals that we have on the farm. There’s a azula there’s duckweed in those panels there, and that is also feed for the fish, for the chickens, for the ducks, for everything, because right now, yeah, we’re able to buy what the food for them. And I get the whole grain, so I know what I’m actually feeding them. And therefore I know what I’m eating when I’m eating their eggs, you know, but what if I can’t?

Now what you’re looking at is the courtyard. And that courtyard is definitely evolved over time. As you can see, that happens to be an old bathtub that I had in my previous, in the condo. And I just turned it into a planter. It’s got drainage and we’re doing aquaponics in there, which you can see. Food for the eyes, food for the stomach and reusing whatever we found on the land. If there were rocks or there were stumps or there was my old bathtub, whatever it was, I wanted to reuse it. There’s always something that you can do with it in there. I have goldfish and the ducks love to swim in there and I redid that patio so that it was more functional than it was before that that was in the beginning when I first bought it. And I went to, I just bought some cheap goldfish 18 cents a piece because if it didn’t work, all right, I didn’t lose very much. But surprisingly, that evolved too. The sooner you start, the sooner you get production.


  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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