Our vision is creating and sharing a self-sustaining farm based community, and in providing healthy food to our local community. There are only two of us and one must work off farm to income fund the farm start up costs. we are in year three.
We have become a little gun-shy of those we need to teach, entertain, or convince of the value of sustainability, to those who are not yet divorced from consumerism and lovingly embracing minimalism. The farm people live mostly from the farm animals and garden, eating in season what we can grow. No chemicals. In place now an orchard, animal pens, small pasture (need to develop more), a shop and machinery, land for community. Our vision is strong but our time and energy is limited. We have put a good start toward a farm that can support us and others, and other infrastructure.
If you are interested in joining us for a visit or a while it will be a journey to set up the community and to make the farm self-sufficient. We need those who are committed, able, and willing to work and share. At this time we do not have a formal community plan although we do have a written vision, a list of goals accomplished and planned, a strong leaning toward an egalitarian system, and a need for help from community pioneers to get it started. We have done our part and have committed to working fewer hours on the farm, and enjoying life a little more. Don't ask how many hours we work now!
"if you come we will help build it". we want to offer you the opportunity to share and to build the community structure that will be your future community. It would be helpful if you have knowledge in building. The farm will work exchange food for help in animal care (sheep, goats, poultry, etc), farm work (fencing, pasture development), establishment of off grid resources such as ram jet pumps for moving water, wood heating, passive solar water heaters, etc. Our end goal is for the farm to support the farm and community with a comfortable amount of work for us all, with no one having to go off site to work, and no one person having to "kill themselves" with the amount of work to be done. A community family to share and celebrate life with.
The land is a former scout camp with over 100 acres in SC and a creek. we have almost a year round season for growing, and beautiful native woods along the creek. The area is rural, and quiet. There is an adjacent large lake for swimming and fishing. It is very hot and humid in the summer and early fall, but rarely freezes in the winter. We are non-judgemental and very open to all so long as they harm none.
Please come prepared to take care of yourself and to build your own community here if you desire to do so. It won't happen unless you want it to!