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Felipe Tejero
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Location: Southern California
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I have been kicking around the idea of what I want to do with permaculture for a while. I've read a lot in regards to the idea that you should find your niche in permaculture as it pertains to your area and start with that. MY idea would be starting a corporation that would umbrella various aspects of permaculture. Ideally the original venture for this company would being purchasing land lots in urban areas and creating edible parks. Each park would serve as a site demonstration that would directly relate to the surrounding areas. The park would be designed in a way that would allow the beauty of nature to be the centerpiece. All food would be sold at a farm stand on the park as well as local farmers markets. The plan would hopefully provide low cost high quality food that is readily available for those in the community. People can pay to become members of the park and help in maintaining it or the development of new income streams for the park and members. After a certain point the Park would be discharged from the main corporation to the members of that park in a form of franchising. Ultimately a percentage would be required from the park that would help fund future projects and the remaining surplus would be distributed amongst the members.

This company would build off of the initial venture to the point where it can fund micro-enterprises that would cover other permaculture niches. Ideas such as rain water harvesting, restaurants, energy , animals, etc. (basically Permies forum in real life).

This is a very rough basic idea and i have more in depth details to those who would like to hear more. I was just hoping to gauge what other people thought. Thanks for your time and input!
 
Tyler Ludens
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What is your plan for financing the initial project?
 
Felipe Tejero
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The first site is actually a designated park in my city that has not been maintained or improved. I actually used this park for my design when i took Lawtons online course. The plan would be to approach the city with the design and with a combination of crowd funding, local funding, grants, and a minor city funding this would be the first site and using the success of that site attempt to grow to more locations.
 
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