posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:29 AM
I have a friend that rents his land to gardeners. Yep, he gardens some himself, but has a lot more space than he can ever use for just two people.
Well, turns out, several relatives and their neighbors who live in the city wanted him to sell produce to them, but he didn't want the extra work, as
he is retired. So instead, he rents them garden space.
Now as a working suggestion, you could get five or six neighbors in on the idea of gardening. If each of you put in five bucks a month, I'll bet some
local would rent you a good sized spot. The money would more than pay for the taxes on the ground, and the owner would be out nothing on an otherwise
unused piece of ground.
You might even find a vacant lot within walking distance of your apartments. Agree to pay the taxes on it for the years you used it, and then let
interested neighbors pay you in cash or food for working it.
Solutions require thinking outside the normal "pay-at-the-store" concept.
Edit to add: For any conspiracy, there is a counter-conspiracy available.
[edit on 8-4-2008 by NGC2736]