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Opportunity for Permaculture Stewards

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Location: SW New Mexico, 5300'elevation, 18" precip
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Opportunity for Permaculture Stewards at Hummingbird Community

Are you passionate about growing healthy organic food?
Do you have an inner calling to be a farmer/ gardener in a community of like-hearted people?
Would you feel inspired to participate in co-creating a demonstration/ educational center for regenerative living?
Do you have a yearning to be empowered to express your full potential?

If this resonates with you and you experience a “YES!”,
read on and let’s explore possibilities!

Hummingbird Community, located on 485 acres in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern NM has a functioning permaculture 5 acre Homestead/Farm already established.  We are offering an opportunity for a gardener, farmer and or permaculture person/s to live at and take over the care and nurturing of our beautiful Eden Garden/Homestead.  The community is seeking individuals who deeply resonate with Hummingbird’s vision, mission and values.

Check us out: http://www.hummingbirdcommunity.org/hbcommunity/ ( see “vision and culture”)
Eden Farm: http://www.hummingbirdcommunity.org/hbcommunity/eden-2/ ( plus more pages about building, greenhouse, root cellar, goats etc under Eden tab)

The Eden Farm includes the following infrastructure:
•       350 sqft, 1 bedroom strawbale/cob house with fenced yard and graded potential future homesite
•       12x24’ double walled greenhouse
•       12x24’ 3 stall goat barn and milking room
•       12x24’ haystorage/firewood shed
•       Outdoor shower and kitchen buildings
•       ½ acre double fenced raised-bed garden with deep rich topsoil
•       Many fruit, and windbreak trees and berry shrubs and perennials, several years established
•       1 acre fenced alfalfa field with flood irrigation rights from ditch/acequia
•       1 acre fenced pasture with flood irrigation from acequia
•       Flow- through pond( lined) fed by acequia, plus a second small pond fed from overflow from the gravity feed water system
•       Chicken coop
•       10x16’ root cellar
•       12x24’ shop/carport
•       100 ft deep well with excellent water, producing 50+ GPM
•       3000 gallon water tank above house and barn and garden for existing gravity feed water system

Eden is completely off- grid and currently runs with two sets of solar arrays, one for the house and one for the solar powered well pump. The water system gravity feeds water to all of the buildings & gardens with good pressure. The house also has a battery bank and charge controller/inverter as part of the system.

There is a need for $12,000 to secure this solar equipment, thus, making it a Turn-key situation and support the re-location of the current stewards of Eden, while retaining the solar electricity and water systems at the Eden Farm/Homestead....  

Contact us to learn more and explore possibilities!

Contact person:
Bj Peck

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I'm confused. You have the solar equipment but you still need to pay for it? You are looking for a steward that can also make a 12k investment?
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Hello A Walton....... Presently the homestead/Farm is fully functioning...... But we (the people who built the homestead from the ground up).... are moving away..... Now we have an agreement with Hummingbird community (who's land this is on)..... that we can not sell the buildings or homestead itself, but we can take with us, the solar Grundfos pump, and all the solar equipment that powers the pump, and supplies electricity to the straw bale house.... so if we strip the homestead of the pump and solar equipment then it has NO water or electricity... and the new residents would have to replace ,buy and install..... all of that to have water & power again....... so the new Stewards, could give us $12K for all the equipment and have a fully functional homestead that they could live in, for the rest of their lives......  this is the agreement we had with the community..... we could be here the rest of our lives... but life brought us surprising chages. and we are moving away..... so.... either the new residents pay us for the solar equipment or the buy, and install it all themselves... after we move and take it with us.... .. SUCH A DEAL, if you want to homestead and live in a VERY LOVING community....  a completely fully functioning Homestead, Straw bale house, greenhouse, root cellar, ponds, productive shallow well, alfalfa field, barn, pasture and gardens with 18 ft. of rich, dark topsoil............. for $12K.................... AWESOME
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Is the opportunity still abailable, I will email a short a bio under the address jjdunn911 at gmail dot com. It sounds like a truly wonderful opportunity and I really look forward to hearing back from you

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