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(article, Culinate staff)
Laid off? Trying to save money by going back to the land? Some folks are turning their penny-pinching ways into food-and-farming businesses. As a recent New York Times article noted, enterprising DIYers are starting sheep lawn-mowing services, chicken-keeping classes, high-tech urban farms, and pop-up grocery stores. So far, the businesses haven't become major moneymakers, but the dream is alive.