Designing Backyard Farms
I have an unrealistic streak and have been asking myself the questions: why can't we grow food in our own gardens? why can't we let kiwi and grapes crawl up our houses and fences and trees. why can't we put a dozen potted herbs on our roofs and let the lawn be a corn field? Then we would have all our produce local, and as a bonus we wouldn't have to transport it anywhere, it would already be where it needs to be!
Who exactly wants to do this? It is difficult enough creating the time to do everything we have to do to pay the mortgage and the bills... then to spend several hours, if not days, in the yard growing our own? It would be a very organized and dedicated person to be able to do all this.
I know that, but maybe I and a few others can.
I'm finishing up the Memento database for the individual who wants to use their Android device to keep track of their farm records. This database could be used for financial information, but first, I've created a series of databases to keep track of the Inputs and Outputs of the planting beds on your small Urban Farm.
Take a look at the Memento Database, it is deceivingly simple, but has some huge advantages. For example, you can scan the code on your seed package and it will immediately look it up on the Google database. Also, you can export your database information to Google Drive, so you can print out a spreadsheet containing all your data, or fiddle with it to see how to improve your backyard farm for next year. Have fun!