There is a large vacant lot near my home and I have messaged the owner (over snail mail because she lives in Hawaii) to see if she will let CityBounty.org tend it for her this season. If she says yes we will be able to grow food on it to sell CSA style to get capital to start all of our projects and get our non profit status. It is a very exciting possibility.
So I am trying to think of the best way to grow food in that space. We could do traditional gardening but I don't have time or energy for that much hoeing and weeding the lot is about 220' X 100'
We could do raised bed gardening then would only have to weed the paths between the beds but getting water to everything might be a real problem.
So I am considering a Aquaponics system and even though I am excited about the possibility I am not sure I want to jump in with that many feet.
We would bury the fish tanks and then have the beds sitting on the ground. We would need to weedwack between them but not under them so that is good.
I am a bit concerned about sabotage from Racoons and Kiddos. Security will be an issue because the land is not right outside my door but is about 2 blocks away.
Anyway, not much point in going on and on until I know if we are allowed to work there. If we are I will be asking a whole lot of questions in the forum. lol
Fingers are Crossed!