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I think you trade your right to land in return for not having to farm your own food. It would be interesting to know what you could produce from an acre, though.

1 hectare of farmland (arable or pasture) is selling for about £7000 at the momment in the UK, according to UK Land Investments. 1 hectare is about 2.5 acres, so your three acres aren't worth that much.

Of course, some acres are in cities, but some are mountains, and hence probably worth even less.

Chris H: New Scientist's Last Word column had a long correspondence earlier this year (around March, I think) about how much land you'd need to support a family. I think the conclusion was in the region of eight acres, but I'm having trouble finding the original article on their site.

All right now citizens and residents of the U. K., the Yanks have decent radio now too listenable on-line at kcrwmusic.com.

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