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micky monger
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I have a small farm in colo, with 2 house a cabin and a greenhouse. all sitting on 35 flat acres, we have cows(one miller) horses and such. Does anyone have suggestions how to get a community started? thanks for any info.
 
Sandra Harriette
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Well, I can tell you what NOT to do based upon what I have experienced.

Understand indentured servitude, read up on its history, and make sure that you set clear expectations for those coming to help you out or partner with you.

Treat them like family and business partners and more, but use your intuition and gut feeling before sharing information with someone inquiring. Maintain your privacy until you're stable, and even then you don't have to publish your location. It's not the best idea.

Any more questions, just ask.

I have visited several farms and intentional communities. Some great experiences, some traumatic.
 
Tyler Ludens
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I recommend reading "Creating a Life Together" by Diana Leafe Christian, about why most intentional communities fail and how to avoid these errors.

http://www.newsociety.com/Books/C/Creating-a-Life-Together
 
Donald Kenning
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Yea, there is a lot to consider. A 2 things came to mind when I saw your post.

1) There was a Youtube video about "Invisible Structures" which was a talk given at a permaculture pdc. I suggest you watch is based on what was said in the first response to your post. You can find that video here.

2) In the 2014 Permaculture Voices, Joel Salatin gave a talk about fiefdoms. This video may be worth a look if you are establishing "who does what" in your community. You can find that video here.

Happy hunting.
 
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