Tirzah Schmaltz wrote:Hi, All!
I am new here. Travelling to AR (NWA) next month for a visit and to investigate finally leaving the Left Coast and pursuing a dream of living a life more in tune with nature and permaculture-like with more than ten feet between me and the neighbors. A place with no HOA's. I do not have unlimited funds and have noted in real estate listings that former chicken concentration camp farms and one small looking hog farm appear to be somewhat of a bargain and a potential good starting point. I have so far been unable to locate info if all of these are superfund level eco-disasters or if with some work and common sense they can be a safe and reclaimed permaculture haven. Also wondering how many farms away one should stay from current confinement farms to be safe. Does one have to distill there own well water? Thoughts and input welcome. Perhaps failing to use correct search terms but UTL such info so far on the net. Also, any recommendations about organic/permaculture havens in the greater Fayetteville or Huntsville areas very welcome. Thank you.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:There are lots of little communities in NW Arkansas, from the Fayetteville area all the way over to Mountain Home, Eureka Springs is a nice area but more Tourist oriented these days. One thing you could do is to contact Tyson Foods, they may have a list of farms that you could look into. The University of Arkansas Extension Service also may be able to help you in your endeavor.
Cj Verde wrote:Please tell me you're going to raise poultry and incorporate schmaltz into the farm name. That would be kind of funny but then again, I'm a Jewish woman raising pigs...
Luna Thompson wrote:The big island is full of like minded folks, and reasonably priced land that craves remediation.
Ohhhh and Hawaii is working to not only legalize but grow hemp on a major scale! Major win since it absorbs radiation!