Poor Boy Farms!
Poor Boy Farms was started after a few failed attempts to purchase land to start developing and refine "food forest" technology. Banks make it nearly impossible to get a note on ag land unless you have an existing operation. Land owners only want to sell to developers at a huge premium. This journey really highlighted a growing problem... How do young farmers get "in" if the barrier to enter is so high? It definitely begs the question, who will grow food in the future and how?
For every 7 farmers over the age of 60, there's only 1 under the age of 35 to replace them. This statistic conceptually makes farming a dying industry. At some point in the future there won't be enough farmers to feed a growing population. So, the our goal is to create modular agriculture systems that enables debt-free farming, and our mission is to encourage young farmers to take up the profession.
Proud Supporter of the Food Forest Service
What is a Food Forest?
To put it simply, a Food Forest is a multi-storey approach to growing food.
In a forest system, you have multiple layers, and each layer is a "storey" like in a building. You have an overstorey, an understorey, and something in between.
The ultimate goal of the food forest system is to maximize the economic potential of each sunbeam through photosythesis that can be implemented on small and large pieces of land.
Forests have the ability to absorb excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which can be a useful tool in combatting rising atomospheric CO2.