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  •  You can get into niche markets (18+ / 0-)

    of urban agriculture if you have access to a secure rooftop or balcony.
    If wheatgrass is still a trend, this is easy and very lucrative.

    Find a couple of small juice bars that will commit to a delivery schedule and you are good to go with very little outlay.

    Soilless growing is less messy ...
    Here is one link and there are many more, including some you-tube videos.

    Source for organic seed here.

    The price for a tray of wheatgrass varies.

    Another moneymaker are baby greens, grown in a soilless tray. Broccoli, mesclun mix, radish and a bunch of others are so easy.

    Living in the city gives you thousands of possible customers.

    Good luck from another artist whose 30 year business hit the rocks in 2008- i am now one of those slacker parasites who inhabit HUD housing- not as glamorous as it sounds.

    'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

    by flowerfarmer on Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:37:05 AM PDT

    •  Good gravy, what a brilliant thought! (1+ / 0-)
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      Once I feel secure in my housing, this is something that I will look into very seriously.

      Back when I lived in the suburbs, my garden was wonderful. I'd spend all winter planning the garden, and as soon as the soil allowed I'd be digging up different patches to see if they needed sweetening or souring for the crops I had in mind. I could work in a garden all day long, and still find more I'd enjoy doing.

      Maybe going indoors ...

      What can you tell me about HUD housing?


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      by Jim P on Sun May 05, 2013 at 07:02:25 PM PDT

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      •  I grok you on the gardening. (1+ / 0-)
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        I have a community garden plot- 20'x30'- space to grow enough to share with my neighbors and preserve enough for winter. Heaven.
        The one thing that keeps me sane.

        HUD info for NY state- go to the homepage for other options.

        HUD and USDA provide rental assistance for seniors, the disabled and low income families, which i believe is called Section 8.

        Check out the links- it does take months to find and apartment, unless you are very lucky, due to the rise in applications due to....well, you know.

        There is subsidized housing in every state and in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

        Best of luck- i know how it is to be hit with big changes but just try not to panic - there are options out there .

        'A scarlet tanager broke the silence with his song. She thought of the bird hidden in the leaves somewhere, unseen but nevertheless brilliant red. Nevertheless beautiful.' Barbara Kingsolver/ Prodigal Summer

        by flowerfarmer on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:05:43 AM PDT

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