SPIN Farming is method of Urban Agriculture.
Small Plot, INtensive Farming, ‘SPIN’, is a food production method devised by an experienced farmer for application to ‘sub-acre‘ plots of land, closer to market … thus becoming one form (of several*) of Urban Agriculture.
Disclaimer: My positive writing on the SPIN farming – and the methods of the ‘Institute for Innovations in Local Farming’ – is purely out of respect of the founders, and partners, and their accomplishments in developing an appropriate food production method for our modern urban society. I am not compensated in any way. I am very thankful for their efforts, and sharing with me the ‘Feasibility Report’ (2007) that details the positive financial details.
Here is the link to the report: This is the ‘Media’ page of the SPIN Farming website … scroll down to ‘Research Papers’ – second in the category … Institute for Innovations in Local Farming – Farming in Philidelphia: Feasibility Analysis (Complete Study)
The ‘Institute for Innovations in Local Farming’ has carried out local agriculture research at the Somerton Tanks Demonstration Farm (STF) – the research is based on the SPIN methods, with the SPIN founder, Wally Satzewich as advisor.
The results of the four year research projects of STF operations are very impressive and encouraging … showing the great potential of Urban Agriculture, in general, and specifically local, land-based farming/gardening.
The Demonstration farm projects showcases the economic viability of a small-scale farm business: the economics of localized food production are positive.
Moreover, growing healthy food produce is a far superior use of otherwise empty grass lawns. This is an excellent example of optimization, and a means of developing the resilient and sustainable society … toward a true thriving society.