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British Columbia- Looking for allies to create restorative agriculture project

 
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I live on the BC coast with my partner.

I have around $300k ish saved up.

I'm in my 4th season of spending most of my time growing food on a small acreage with limited but increasing success. The rest I spend thinking about and studying permaculture.

I would like to have access to some land, preferably 25+ acres, ideally 50-100 acres+, to work on a project inspired by Mark Shepard, Darren Doherty, etc.

Think large scale permaculture, ponds, trees, silviculture, alleycropping.


BC land is expensive and those kinds of project are hard to carry without allies.

I would like to find someone/a couple who has similar visions/passions, a similar amount of money saved up, and some skills. If you are a builder or a mechanic, those are skills that would complement us.


Ideally I would spend 150k or so on raw land, build a modest home, and have enough for permaculture development and then maybe 50k left to live for a little bit.

So with an ally that would mean 300k-350k for raw land and 50-100k for restorative agriculture. Money goes fast but we could get a lot done with that kind of budget!


The coast would be nice, but it seems that the kootenays are more affordable. Not quite sure about other parts of BC.


Let's see if something comes up!

 
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Sounds like an exciting project Sam. The coast is expensive and to get the land you are looking for, you would need to spend a lot more in most areas. The properties that size in your price range would be mostly forested which require major clearing.

My wife and I have started a similar project on the island, also inspired by Mark, Darren and others. Good luck in your search. Look forward to hearing about your progress in the future.
 
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Hi Sam,
Your vision is very much on par with ours(partner and myself).
We have secured 164 acre property in the south Kootenays with the intent of establishing a large scale permaculture farm. I am a builder and also have experience in earthworks and farming .I am a Lawton PDC graduate and passionate about permaculture. We as well are looking for like minded partners/ allies in this large scale undertaking.
Would like to converse with you in this regard.
Please contact Che' @hotmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
Regards Che'
 
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