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Agrihoods: Farm to Table Living Takes Root NY Times Article and Slide Show  RSS feed

 
Rick Roman
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Farm to Table Living Takes Root (NY Times Article) - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/dining/farm-to-table-living-takes-root.html

Your Friendly Neighborhood Farm (Slide Show) - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/dining/farm-to-table-living-takes-root.html
 
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Thank you for the reference to the article Rick. My husband and I are searching for an opportunity to grow food and do permaculture. I do not want to try and do it where we are for at least three reasons.
Where we are is steep and mostly rock with red soil high in magnesium and with no organic matter.
I would like an area with more rain.
I do not want to try and do this alone at over 60 and no experience. I just got the bug to grow food several years ago and am not a natural. I do not give up but it would more enjoyable and I think more successful to work with others who know what they are doing. It seems at this age that we would be more successful in transitioning into a agri- or permaculture community. I have not as yet determined what exactly our contribution would be, but I would like to be allowed to do more than buy at the CSA. It seems that we have another 20 years of fun and adventure left and we do not want to just sit around. But we also have to look at the period in life where we may not be able to do much. (and hope it doesn't happen, we just die after a fun active day)

These suburban communities have a lot of want I want. I THINK I want a bit more rural, but I would like to visit one or two to see how it feels. Also, given the investment and interest rate environment and the fires on the horizon, we would like to be more self sustaining. Surprisingly I do not see these communities listed in Northern California, Oregon, and Western Colorado, the areas we are interested in living. Anyway, somewhere in the West with Sunset climate zones of 7,9 or 3B. So "brown" permaculture with some real nice folks would be great.

I will keep researching for communities, what ever they call themselves. Thank again for the article reference. Any suggestions are welcome.
 
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Hi Suzy and welcome to permies. If I come across any more info on Agrihoods I will post here. Good luck with your search.
 
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