Recently cleared of nearly an acre of blackberries, New Skillyville is home to ducks, chickens, dogs and an indoor cat and rabbit. Owner's own garden is enclosed in chicken proof fence incorporating the duck pond/house, but large areas are available for cultivating. There is no over-all plan for these large areas other than the back area will eventually be fruit trees. In the mean time, I'd love to provide garden space to locavores who don't have their own space.
We have a full sun front yard that is currently grass, you could build raised beds or till in the grass and plant in the ground. We have high clay soil that will need added compost but seems to do well for gardening in. We would like to add rain barrels to reduce the water bill. Your space will be separate from ours - this space is roughly 20'x15' and there is an additional space that is partial shade if more space was wanted.
There is also a possibility of a joint chicken/egg co-op if you would like to add a chicken or two to our existing flock and help buy food.
We've got a designated patch at the side of our house but aren't sure what to plant and don't really have the time to maintain a garden. It's a bit overgrown currently, but not unmanageable.
We like to try and do things as naturally as possible. For example, we built a bat sanctuary to help with the mosquitoes population. There's a stream behind our house so we want to make sure that there aren't pesticides that would leach into the ground water.
One challenge is that we have rabbits in the yard and natural deterrents would be needed.