Earlier we talked about the need for a fresh, natural water source if you are going to build your own sustainable community.
But what’s next? Well after you have secured a source of water, you are going to need food to survive.
While you need a variety of food sources to maintain a happy, healthy life, you are going to have to be realistic. You can’t plant 23 different types of farms. That’s why you shouldn’t discount fruit trees.
A fruit tree will produce food, take up less space and require less maintenance than a full-blown garden.
That’s not to say you won’t need to plant a garden eventually, but adding fruit trees to your property will be a huge benefit. So what kind of trees do you need? That will vary depending on where you live. In Texas, where I live here are the trees I would include …
- Lemon Tree
- Orange Tree
- Avocado Tree
- Apple Tree
- Pomegranate Tree
- Plum Tree
- Peach Tree
My mother has a lemon tree in her yard and that single tree producers hundreds of fresh lemons every year — far more than a single family could ever use.
But lemon’s are great for other things besides just eating. The citrus can be used to make cheese. You can use lemons as a cleaning solution or as a diuretic. Lemon juice also helps stop bleeding gums and reduces toothaches. Lemon juice is a powerful antiseptic. There are just so many things you can do with lemons so don’t discount planting a lemon tree on your property.
Fruit trees are going to be your saving grace. They take almost no work to maintain and if worst comes to worst, let’s be real … you are going to have enough work to do. Having a few fruit trees is a no-brainer.