Nathaniel David wrote:Yes, water is included. We are planning on getting the property setup in a way where little water is needed (hugelkultur and swales to retain water), however we will be able to get an agricultural well as we are looking for land over 35 acres ( and i do realize these are 20-30000$) The budget we are trying to go for is $150,000. The short growing season is definitely a challenge but by re-energizing the soil and also using greenhouses to start crops in the spring, we will be fine. Also the group I am with have locations in Denver/Boulder areas so although we may have to drive a few hours to sell our crops, the markets for organic produce here are spectacular and we will have no problem getting people access to healthy foods. A big reason for doing this as well is to show people that we can turn a high altitude desert into a thriving food farm through permaculture practices.
Miles Flansburg wrote:Nathaniel, have you been looking on the landwatch website?
Will this be a community start up sort of thing?
Is that your total budget or just for the land?
Would you want to be near other Colorado permies who are trying to do some of the same things?
I have heard that some of the folks in Conejos are running into some push back from the county.