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Mathematical Formula for Garden Yields

  • Subject: [cg] Mathematical Formula for Garden Yields
  • From: Gardenfoolery@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 13:37:46 EST

As a former foodbanker, we used meal equivalents when applying for grants and such.  The industry standard used by many foodbankers across the country is that 1.25 to 1.50 pounds is a meal equivalent.
So a typical scenario might be that for a 3 person family that receives 25 pounds of food from their local food pantry would receive enough food for approximately 2 days.   
(25 # divided by 1.25 # per meal = 20 meals.  20 meals divided by 9 meals to feed 3 people for one day = 2.2 days)
As to how much a typical 4 X 8 bed produces, I've seen everything from 4 pounds to 15 pounds.
Connie Nelson
Spokane, WA

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