Garden of Eden FACT SHEET for the United States

1) A one quarter acre piece of land produces an average of about 7.3 pounds of food per day, for one person, for one year, with 47 common crops grown in the United States. (See Crop Yield Verification paper.)

2) According to Random House Dictionary, an acre of land is 43,560 square feet, so one fourth of an acre is 10,890 square feet. If a quarter-acre piece of land is square, it is about 105 feet long on each side of the square. If we double a quarter acre, we get 21,780 square feet. This allows a quarter acre for food and a quarter acre for a residence, recreation, etcetera.

3) The population of the U.S. is about 330,000,000 people. If you gave everyone in the nation a half of an acre of land per person, how much land would that be?

(330,000,000 people) X (a half acre land/person) = 165,000,000 acres.
4) There are 640 acres in one square mile. How many square miles is 165,000,000 acres?
165,000,000 acres ¸ 640 acres/square mile = 257,812 square miles
5) If 257,812 square miles was one, big, square piece of land, how long would one side of the square be?
answer: Ö 257,812 = 507 miles/ side of square
6) The United States is 3,531,905 square miles, in size. What percent of this land is 257,812 square miles?

257,812 square miles ¸ 3,531,905 square miles = 0.073

converting to percentage: 0.073 X 100 = (approximately) 7.3%
THAT MEANS THAT ALL AMERICANS COULD EAT ON ABOUT 7% OF OUR LAND WITH THE GARDEN OF EDEN LIFESTYLE!!!

7) There are 915,000,000 acres of agricultural land in use in the U.S. in 2022. How many square miles is this?

915,000,000 acres ¸ 640 acres/sq. mi. = 1,429,687 square miles
8) What percentage of the total land area of the U.S. is 1,429,687 square miles?

1,429,687 square miles ¸ 3,531,905 square miles = .4047 = 40.47%
THIS MEANS THAT RIGHT NOW THE UNITED STATES USES ALMOST 6 TIMES AS MUCH LAND AS WE WOULD NEED TO LIVE IN A GARDEN OF EDEN LIFESTYLE!