Hi, we are a young couple living in Henry county ky, we are looking to network with other like minded people interested in self reliance and homesteading. if you live near us we would love to have you out for a potluck or something. Just reply here or email me Glenn1987@gmail.com
Glenn, I live about 100 miles from Berea, which has a pretty active community movement. You may also be able to meet more people through the Extreme Southwest Virginia Permaculture Guild. Some Kentuckians are joining it for lack of anything local.
You may also meet other people who garden through Grow Appalachia, a program sponsored, I think, by MACED in Berea College. I met a few local gardeners through Grow Appalachia. I am a big fan of this program. Fifty people came to the first meeting, collected their seeds, then a lot left. The ones who stayed are real nice people.
Berea has a Kentucky Heritage Seed program. I can't picture where Henry County is. I am down on the Virginia border.
posted 6 years ago
Yeah Appalachia is wonderful, and I've seen great things coming out of Berea but we are looking for like minded people mostly in the bluegrass region. hopefully I can make it down for a workshop or something, west Virginia especially sounds beautiful
Another plug for Berea, lots of cool stuff going on my adopted town.
posted 6 years ago
Berea is a "border town" to me, neither Appalachian nor Central Ky., but good place.....
Glenn, thee is a guy leading a big sustainable living program in Lexington, Ky. I can't think of his name. I am sure the Lexington Food Co-op can tell you
Evelyn Knight, chairman of the food co-op board, might know some people in your area. She is into gardening herself. She has a house behind my old house in Lex., so I met her as a neighbor.
If you need a farm there, my sister has a great farm that she has to sell. It is 220 acres at the Sadieville exit off I-64. It has a creek with otters and giant shellfish in it. Not a lot, but some. I don't know what she wants for it, but she came down. It is land laying beautifully.. She just sold her business due to the recession.
My old roommate in college bought land near the little Amish settlement at Liberty Ky, and she has incredible amenities, like the Green River. Wildlife everywhere.