The number of people with backyard gardens dedicated to growing vegetables and other crops has increased dramatically in recent years. It would be nice to say this is a direct result of increased awareness of climate change and other planetary issues.
However, while this does influence some people, the reality is that people are struggling more and becoming increasingly aware of the fragility of current systems. The Russian war has highlighted the way the food chain works, and the global pandemic illustrated how quickly financial positions can change. That says nothing about the various global economic and financial crises over the last decade.
In short, everyone should be trying backyard farming and looking for ways to make money from it.
Selling At Market
The most obvious way o make money from your backyard garden is to sell what you’ve grown at your local market. It doesn’t matter whether you’re growing herbs, flowers, or vegetables, there will be people interested in buying your produce. All you have to do is harvest it and take it to the market.
You can use some of the funds you earn to upgrade your gardening tools, such as getting a selection of rock augers to make planting easier.
If you prefer, you can even set up beehives in your backyard and harvest the honey, that’s always a popular option.
Invest In Livestock
There is a huge range of livestock options, from cows to sheep, chickens, pigs, and even goats. You’ll have to choose the livestock you personally prefer and that fits the space you have available. You can raise livestock for meat or produce eggs and dairy items. These can then be sold at market.
Rent Out your Yard
There are a growing number of people, often referred to as urban farmers, who are keen to rent other people’s backyards and plant crops, etc.
These are people without backyards who are desperate to try farming but can’t afford to buy any land. You can rent them your backyard and make money while helping them make their dreams come true.
It’s a great way to make more use of the land and improve the food system while creating local produce.
Create A Mini-Campsite
If you don’t fancy having someone turn your backyard upside down then you should look at creating a small campsite. You will need to check the local laws to ensure you can do this and that any permissions are obtained first. Then, you’ll need to consider how many tents can reasonably go on the land while sorting shower and toilet facilities.
Once you’ve established this it’s just a case of advertising and building a list of recurring campers. It can be surprisingly lucrative.
Hiring It As A Venue
If you have taken the time to create a nicely landscaped yard and don’t fancy it being turned into a backyard farm or having people camping and potentially damaging the area, you may prefer to invest in a nice gazebo and create an outside entertaining space that can be used by people for a variety of functions.
Many people will love the setting and relish the fact they can create a unique event.