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  1. SPIN and the Nature of Work

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., Co-founder, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia PA The rise of female farmers is a trend that has been noted in many countries. What I find more intriguing is how the concept of work is changing. People are no longer tethered  to the same career for their entire lives. And in...

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  2. SPIN’s Revenue Targeting Formula

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-author, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia, PA SPIN's revenue targeting formula is where all of the SPIN concepts come together. Here are the steps to apply the formula: 1) Determine the number of standard size beds in the plot. 2) Determine which beds will be intensive relayed, bi-relayed and...

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  3. SPIN’s Land Base Allocation

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-author, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia, PA  SPIN-Farming is frequently regarded as an urban farming application,and its advantages there are clear. It greatly reduces the amount of land needed for commercial crop production, which makes it easily integrated into the built environment. It is also non-mechanized and organic-based, which...

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  4. SPIN’s Definition of a High-Value Crop

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-author, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia, PA The commonly accepted definition of a high-value crop is one that generates more revenue per acre than a conventional grain crop. SPIN's definition is much more specific: a high-value crop is one that is worth $100 gross per harvest per bed. Characteristics that...

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  5. Advantages to SPIN’s Standard Size Bed

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-author, SPIN-Farming, Philadelphia, PA Knowing the advantages to the standard size bed will get you a long way towards understanding the SPIN-Farming system. A standard size bed measures 2 feet wide by 25 feet long. Its width is easily straddled with the legs, making hand work...

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