- We've hired the country's foremost agricultural cooperative attorney.
- We've organized the Utah OSR Land Cooperative as an agricultural co-op under Title 3 of the Utah Code.
- We put a 1,245 acre piece of land on Riverbed Ranch Road under a lease-option contract and have paid up the lease through Nov. 2021.
- We're reconditioned 4 of the 5 wells on the property. One produces over 1,200 gallons a minute.
- We currently have 30 active shareholders who are designing their passive solar homes and their 2-acre homesteads.
- Several shareholders are ready to begin building this Spring.
- We've organized an educational non-profit, the Academy of Self-Reliance, to help families gracefully transition from a lifestyle of dependencies in the city (for food, water, power, etc.) to a modern homesteading lifestyle surrounded by neighbors working to do the same.
Hey thank you for the time to post this and offering.
Could you post more info on the land itself.
Is that a picture of the land?
Following the link to Riverbed Ranch road shows what looks to be commercial farming (those 2 large circles) and the area looks rather dry. Not sure if I am seeing things right. thanks
posted 5 days ago
Not sure what you want to know about the land itself, so...
- We grew a 5 acre test crop of hemp this last year. Grew great.
- Have had the soil tested and it's great for agriculture, we just need to soak it deep with water twice a season to prevent it from getting caked.
- The picture with the purple flowers is on the property,
- The photo of the wild horses could easily have been on our property as we've had to shoe them away several times. The photo is a stock photo and was probably shot within 50 miles of our land.
Yes, it's dry, (most of the Western US is!) but that's why every shareholder will be given 2 acre-feet of water rights and will need to drill their own well. The local well-drilling family that's been around for ages told us there's enough water in our little valley that we could drill a well every 50' if we wanted (we don't).
There are actually three pivots (the large circular irrigation arms) on the property. The northern end will be the co-op's agricultural sector, and the residential section with the 2-acre plots will be the bottom half.