Farm-from-a-box

farm-in-box

This is a “real-world” idea: a 20-foot container that contains everything necessary to set up a 2-acre farm.  With the addition of a few animals (3 or 4 goats, a couple of pigs and 10 chickens) it could feed 10 people a year.  .

The preinstalled modules make the system as plug-and-play as possible.   This includes a photovoltaic system comprising of 10 high-efficiency solar modules, off-grid inverters, a transformer and distribution box and deep-cycle batteries for energy storage. The array is backed up by a 3,000-watt generator. The yellow drum is a water tank

Farm from a Box includes WiFi, irrigation system, solar panels, weather tracking devices, batteries and more. It also contains seedlings, farming equipment and a training program to provide communities with the tools the need to feed themselves.

It’s also equipped with high-efficiency LED lighting, secured storage, a mobile charging area, Wi-Fi and a remote monitoring solution. Also, seeds and farming tools .

Each unit is capable of producing crops for one hectare of land (2.47 acres).  This should be enough to support 10 people.  Although, it would be wise to add a few animals: Something like 3 or 4 goats, a similar number of pigs and 10 or 12 chickens

The farm also comes with a training program that covers ecological farming practices, technology use, maintenance and basic business and entrepreneurship.

4 thoughts on “Farm-from-a-box”

  1. A large high stack shipping container, set up as a farm in the box could feed a group of people for more than a year. assume you have a preplanned garden space and 2 years of seed, with the ability to harvest seed in the plans, and sustainable practices you could keep it going for years. Everything diagrammed and layed out as to which plants are compatible with each other, beneficial plants coplanted and a few seeds dedicated as cover/ enrichment crops you can garden for years pending any murphy issues.

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