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New Intentional Community, Eco-Village, Permaculture Farm looking for start-up members

 
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Who is interested in creating an ecovillage/eco-farm/intentional community/group of eco-conscious friends in the Northwest Arkansas area?
Why go it alone when you can pool money, resources, knowledge, tools, labor, etc.?
Need alone time? Take a hike in the woods.
Bored? Go to town. Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville have everything you would want.
9-5 jobs? The towns listed above have plenty of job opportunities.
What if you don't want a 9-5 job?
 Sell crafts and community raised fruits and vegetables at nearby farmer's markets.
 Live minimally and reduce the need for income and work part-time.
 Do work/food trades within the community and with neighbors.
 Make YouTube videos.
 Work online.
Family friendly, nonviolent, drug and smoke free environment.
Decisions based on vote by members.
Don't want to live in community full-time? Come out on the weekends and build yourself an eco-friendly house/cabin/cottage/tiny house, garden, and de-stress.
Build energy efficient and eco-friendly small houses. Cob, straw bale, wood, stone, etc.
Bring a tiny house on wheels.
Alternative energy. Solar, hydro, wind.
Campfire gatherings.
Board games.
Engaging conversations with people who share the same interests.
Solar heating and cooking.
Composting toilets.
Stargazing.
Off-grid.
Be mindful of our environmental impact on the land.
Practice conflict resolution.
Open-mindedness.
Organic fruit and vegetable growing.
Land trust so everyone owns the property.
You are assigned a small plot to garden and build a house.
Shared common land and gardens.
All pets will not be allowed to run free as the native critters have enough predators.
Natural living. No pesticides, chemicals, harsh cleaning/body products, etc.
Gardening methods such as no till, aquaponics, greenhouse, permaculture, raised beds, etc.
Wild harvesting/food forest.
Rainwater collection.
Plenty of places nearby to swim, kayak, hike, camp, etc.
Mild winters. For example, the coldest month in Rogers is January with an average high/low of 47/28.
Get tired and want to leave? Sell your share to the trust, another member, or a new member.
We do not have land but are looking for members to contribute to a purchase.
 Land traits we would like to find:
   Large enough (20+ acres) for a small village. 50 people or so ??
   Water feature. Creek, spring, lake, river, large pond.
   Borders National Forest or within walking distance.
   Tillable areas.
   Wooded areas.
   No more than 1-1.5 hours from Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville, Arkansas, US.
   Existing house with land or raw land.
How much is it to join? Will depend on number of members and cost of land.
When will this happen? As soon as we have enough members to make a purchase.
We will be meeting face to face with all who are interested on Sept. 26 11:00-2:00ish at Withrow Springs State Park north of Huntsville, AR.
Additional information can be found here - https://www.ic.org/directory/independence-farm-community/ and https://permies.com/t/123979/Intentional-Community-Eco-Village-Permaculture?fbclid=IwAR1QVaPCQjXJqRk2APOnXQEQraLzw3bmJ1G7y49zAm0kN6_SkuI5Wx7N4nA
These ideas are not written in stone. Please let us know if you have other ideas, comments, suggestions or hesitations.
We currently consist of a group of 22 people in Facebook chat discussing all aspects of this project.
Once we purchase land, members will have the opportunity to take part in but not limited to alternative building/energy techniques, fruit and vegetable growing, crafts, and
wild harvesting in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks.
You don't have to have these skills but should be motivated to learn.
Come join us and let's make a successful community of eco-conscious friends.
If you are on Facebook you can hit me (https://www.facebook.com/ftenny/) up to be added to the chat.
We will also be meeting face to face on Sept. 26 11:00-2:00ish at Withrow Springs State Park north of Huntsville, AR.
If you cannot make it, please send an email to Sam at sl.smith944@gmail.com to be added to the Zoom list for the online option.
Or send me your cell # to be added to our text chat.
 
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***Northwest Arkansas Eco-Farm update***
We currently consist of a group of 27 people in Facebook chat discussing all aspects of this project.
Come join us and let's make a successful community of eco-conscious friends.
If you are on Facebook you can hit me (https://www.facebook.com/ftenny/) up to be added to the chat.
If not on Facbook, you can send your cell # as we also have a text chat.
Meeting location change - We will be meeting face to face with all who are interested on Sat., Sept 26, 11:00 - 3:00ish, AQ Chicken House, 1207 N Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764.
If you cannot make it, please send an email to Sam at sl.smith944@gmail.com to be added to the Zoom list for the online option.
 
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Hi Fred,

I'm currently looking for a place to take part and build as well: https://permies.com/t/149977/Time-BIG-Change-Seeking-Rural

If you're still looking for people to join you, I look forward to hearing from you.

Gregg
 
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Good morning Gregg.
I'm no longer with this group for various reasons but I think they are still in the planning stages.
You can check out https://permies.com/t/123979/Intentional-Community-Eco-Village-Permaculture and contact Kirby Mason.
Thanks,
Fred
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