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Sonoma County communal anarchist-leaning permaculture farm is going to be happening soon..  RSS feed

 
Soni Hyrum
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Location: Petaluma, CA
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So, we are a forming group working to create a communally owned and run anarchist-leaning permaculture farm. So far we are all 30ish to 50ish with children. We want an intergenerational community workable to folks from all income levels. We are pretty set on the location being in rural Petaluma. Move-in might be fall at the earliest, we are thinking that we will be ready to start looking for real estate this summer. Size-wise we are thinking ten families (5 duplexes) plus a community house which we have all sorts of ideas for including education, activism and commerce. If you might be interested in something like this, please get back to me, and I will sent you a document we have written up about our vision. Though most of us have studied permaculture to some extent, permaculture seems to be the only area where we lack the depth of experience we have in others areas. So, that's why I am posting here.
 
Kyle James
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I am very interested in this, although I have not yet mentioned it to my wife. I am 31 working in the banking industry for several years and wanting to get out. I am and always have been very passionate about health and the great outdoors. I love nature and eating off the land and enjoying quiet peaceful moments in nature. For the past few years I have taken a greater interet in permaculture watching dozens of ecobuilding/sustainability videos and growing crops in order to become less reliant on the retail industry.

My name is Kyle and I would like to know more about your community structure including room & board, meals, productivity/work, and financial requirements. I do not require much as I consider myself a minimalist in many ways. I enjoy interacting with others from all walks of life and constantly look for value in my social interactions and in the ways in which I can contribute to bringing joy and knowledge to others while always remaining a student myself. Please tell me more. You may message me if you like.

(not sure why there is a mccoy next to my screen name, I don't recall creating that)
 
S Bengi
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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Love the idea. Of a small gov and also being around like minded people in a ecovillage
How much land are you thinking about getting per family/person. 3-10+acres
How much money do you see it costing each family/person. ($2k/acre+8k/house+8k/utilities+8k/plants,animals)
So at 30k-60k per family. Is the eco-starter going to offer some kind of financing/renting, or will it be a cash only buy-in.
So far I would say that you have 3 families. With a 10 family farm I think that we need at 40+ acres
 
Steven Johnson
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Location: south east mo
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Hi Soni and all,
So far so good, you could be doing something that Susan and I would be interested in. We are in a position to buy into a shared rural property and develop an anarchist permaculture with people who might be open to sharing a garden and animal facilities. We would like to start very soon, and are corresponding with others as well.
We live near Ukiah Ca. right now, and would be happy to move toward the Petaluma/Occidental area, among other possible places.
What kind of criteria are you envisioning for prospective partners? What entity will own the land?
I have extensive experience in the mechanics of permaculture and love it as a way of life. I would love to explore more possibilities on a place that will not be sold out from under me.
Contact me if you like at rowansc@yahoo.com.
Steve and Susan
 
Soni Hyrum
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Hi All, sorry I am out of the country and don't seem to have the time to do a lot of internet stuff! I will get back with y'all later this week.
 
Ariel Leger
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Hi Soni,
I'd love to talk about your project and read your write up. I am a permaculture designer and have been practicing mostly in urban and peri-urban environments around the US and Canada. Living mostly in intentional communtities, group houses, squats and other such anarcho minded spaces. I am looking at bringing together a bunch of folks together in a similar anarcho-farm/urban homestead way and would love to bounce ideas off of you and talk about the various similar projects that have been and are still around, what works and what doesn't etc.
hit me up at growrevgrow (at) riseup (dot) net
 
Careta Mae
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I am interested in receiving the group vision!

Appreciating what you all are doing!
 
Gary P. Nelson
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Heyy, I'm moving to a farm in the area. How's the progress on your farm?
 
Soni Hyrum
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Hello all, sorry I hadn't responded. Basically, we were not able to get the property. Unfortunately we are short on cash and the cost of property is through the roof right now in the area. When the money comes, which could be a year or 10, I will be returning to this project.
 
Tessa Love
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Hi Soni,

I'm a writer interested in writing a story about anarchist farms. I see you just posted that this project hasn't gotten off the ground, but I'd love to chat with you about it nonetheless. I can give you my email if you'd like to connect.

Best,

Tessa
 
Soni Hyrum
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Tessa Love wrote:Hi Soni,

I'm a writer interested in writing a story about anarchist farms. I see you just posted that this project hasn't gotten off the ground, but I'd love to chat with you about it nonetheless. I can give you my email if you'd like to connect.

Best,

Tessa


Sure I will pm you my email.
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