Growing a Business in a Community Garden
A Plan B for hard times
SPIN farmer Caroline Barrington is growing something different in her community garden – her bank account.
Community gardens have always provided important social benefits, but significant food production has never been one of them. Caroline is showing not only that they can, but they can also be turned into a business. This year she took on 4 plots totaling 12,000 sq. ft., just a block from her home. She has maintained her 9 to 5 job, but in these times it’s smart to have a plan B, so she is operating the farm with 4 employees.
See how community garden plots can go beyond their feel good roots to support a $20k side hustle in this classic implementation of the SPIN-Farming model.
I now have city plots all together for a total of $180 rent for the year. —Caroline Barrington