I am looking for local permies in the area of Sequatchie Tn. just west of Chattanooga. Hoping for a chance to be a part of a local community of like minded people. I live on dancing fern mountain and am currently building my house and will begin homesteading as soon as I am moved in. If you live in the area please post a response. I would like to get to know you.
My girlfriend and I live near Monteagle, Tennessee.
I don't know if you know the Keeners at Sequatchie Cove Farm. I'm helping build a timber frame house there this year and my girlfriend helps with cheese making at their dairy. They do a lot of different stuff at the farm. It's organic and they have a lot of perennials but aren't implenmenting too permaculture principles. They actually have small native plants nursery called Dancing Fern nursery. They're good folks and you should befriend them if you're going to be in the area long term.
I'm interested in permaculture and natural building. If you are doing any building permaculture-ing out at your place then let me know. I'd love to meet up.
Do you live out near Sequatchie Mountain Road? If you do I probably drive past your place often.
Oh and I just thought of another group of people doing cool stuff in the area. I don't know them as well but look up Sequatchie Valley institute. It's also known as "Moonshadow" They have lots of incredible buildings in the woods and have lots of permaculture things going on. They're not too far away either.
I live on Signal Mountain, about 5 miles outside of Chattanooga. I live in a suburban area but do as much as I can. Would love to see what's going on around the area. My main interest is gardening, but I wish I knew more about building. Best of luck.
My family and I (Brother and his wife, parents, and two good friends) are looking for a place to buy land and start a self sufficient permaculture farm/ecovillage. We have been looking at the Pacific NW but I've been discouraged by zoning and permit laws, which is what brought me to Chattanooga. I know Grundy county has no restrictions but what about Hamilton and other surrounding counties? Also, what is the community/culture like? It seems like a pretty enlightened place but hard to tell without living there. The social aspect is still important to me I'm in my late 20's and single...not ready to live in the woods full time yet but definitely want to get started on planting and building. Mw and my brother and his wife will be living there late summer 2014 to get a feel for the place and decide if we want to move the whole family there. We would love to meet some of the local permaculture community while we're up there (we're from TX).
all the places listed are excellent, i've worked at sequatchie cove, but dont forget the sequatchie valley institute, a well established homestead turned educational nonprofit. i dont know what they're up to these days, but they're a great resource at least. svionline.org
on a related topic, i have 19 acres for sale within walking distance. i'm trying to find appropriate places to list it, as it's of average quality for developers, but an amazing and excellent place for a homestead, with lots of limestone springs and water, timber, open flat land as well as hilly cove-laden land, south facing slopes, adjacent to beaver ponds and trout ponds, a native persimmon orchard, 20 or so cultivated fruittrees, and great soil. if anyone is interested i'll be there this coming week, december 8th-15th, or i'm reachable at email@example.com
also if anyone knows better places to list special land like this, i'd appreciate it.
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