Hello, I come to permies.com from the wilds of Google, looking for intellectual and physical contributors for my project. I'm organizing a homestead slash sustainability and nature education center in the Pacific Northwest, on the edge of the Olympic Rainforest in WA State. We will be employing all kinds of high-tech and ancient technologies covering all the amenities of life, establishing as close as we can to zero dollar upkeep so that extra funds can go into a grant program to help fund other projects for interested 'permies' elsewhere.
I have an IndieGogo campaign set up already but I made the mistake of linking to it in my first post on another forum so I won't do that again right away! If I get any responses on this thread to post the link I will - in the meantime I'm trying to be careful not to stink of a "panhandler" as I've been called.
Anyway, is there anybody near my area who would be interested in this? The fundraiser ends in 2 months and I will hopefully be beginning construction on the project and planting fall beds like garlic and red wheat. I have included a pretty picture I painted that won't necessarily look just like the final project, because I haven't picked the exact site yet, but it gives some sort of visual representation of my goals.
Techs will include cobb, geodesic biodomes, EV conversion, solar, vertical axis wind generation, aquaculture, aquaponics, water treatment, etc.
Every decision is making or breaking sustainability every day.