[permaculture] Fwd: [ediblecontainergardens] Acreage for sale next to our Self-Reliant Farm
dtv at mwt.net
Fri Jul 8 09:20:58 EDT 2005
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Twoearthandsky at aol.com
> Date: July 8, 2005 8:09:53 AM CDT
> To: ediblecontainergardens at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ediblecontainergardens] Acreage for sale next to our
> Self-Reliant Farm
> Reply-To: ediblecontainergardens at yahoogroups.com
> Acreage for sale next to our Self-Reliant Farm
> Our Farm is a Sustainable Technologies Educational Center which has
> food & energy self-reliance skills since 1990. We're long time
> students of
> Helen & Scott Nearing and have lived and evolved applications of
> their examples
> since the 70's.
> Our goal is to form a Cooperative Community to share our lifestyle
> and the
> growing, processing and storage of our mutual year around food
> supply, and for
> the further development of our educational services to help others
> the same.
> To a couple, family or small group who seek intentional community we
> to sell 8 acres of undeveloped land bordering our own 8 acres. This
> land has a
> year around stream running through it and its own deed. Those
> this land must have the resources and abilities to build upon it on
> their own.
> Open to those without the resources to purchase is space on our land
> to build
> low-cost shelters.
> For cottages industry there are opportunities to develop and teach
> related to our educational center. We've also established
> infrastructures for
> CSA and produce stand sales and have an opening for an experience
> grower. We also need people with building trade skills.
> Land borders county maintained gravel road w/power & phone hookups.
> dead ends 1/2 mile up road into forests w/hiking, X-country skiing &
> Area: 16 acres (6.5 hectares) (8 acres for sale is undeveloped with
> a year
> around stream, pure water from mountain). Land Owned By: Individual
> member(s) (Covenants--Right of First Refusal--No wholesale
> harvesting of
> timber--No illegal drugs).
> Decision Making: By consensus (Consensus decisions are made on
> projects orientated upon food and energy self-reliance and the
> running of the
> educational center). Identified Leader: No Leadership Core Group: No
> Labor and Money
> Financial Style: Members have independent finances. Labor
> Expected(During food growing and processing season 16 hours per week
> per person
> for food self-reliance. If not possible one may pay another to meet
> quotas). Join Fee: Yes(Joining fee is purchasing land bordering our
> own, or
> those without the resources to purchase may exchange labor on lease
> of their
> Regular Fees: Yes(Fees/labor exchange to develop and maintain food
> energy self-reliant systems).
> Food, etc.
> Percentage of Food Grown: We grow, process and store 80% of our year
> vegetarian diet-Can do 100% in community). Share Community Meals: 1
> (Shared meals are voluntary and planned when convenient).
> Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Diet is up to each individual
> Dietary Practice: Primarily vegetarian (We raise no animals for
> meat, one
> may on own land).
> Alcohol Use: Seldom used (We don't drink, smoke or use drugs).
> Shared Spiritual Path: No(We nurture expansive perspectives on the
> nature of
> Which Spiritual Path(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many
> (Co-creation is welcomed of collective rituals and spiritual meaning
> nurtures our interconnecting glue).
> Educational Style(s): Public schooled (One may home school, legal in
> state. Or school bus stops on road bordering land, good school
> system. Other
> children in neighborhood).
> Visitor Process: There is much we'll all need to learn about one
> another and
> make clear on our compatibilities on goals and other factors before
> arranging a visit. We seek people whose response to our community
> goal is a strong
> and clear YES! We need to be inspired by knowing you are inspired.
> share with us your bios and aspirations. Hope to hear from you.
> Best Wishes, Daniel & Patti
> PS Please view photos of our farm at: <http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?
> Or try: _http://tinyurl.com/cpmvz_ (http://tinyurl.com/cpmvz)
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