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Hi. Does anyone have suggestions on ways to find floodplain land to buy or lease to own?  I'm looking to grow a garden again. A mix of organic gardening, permaculture, biodynamic, market garden, and nursery. Looking for a place to grow about 8-10 months of the year. Water is a blessing but am considering all options. The size of the property is an important factor but I'm considering all options. Even small or large plots.
 For example a different project the other 2-4 months of the year would be to mulch, swale, or terraform a dry unirrigated garden to see what happens over time. If anyone has any "wasteland" give me a shout. Or a wasteland to do a cool terraforming permaculture project. That would be amazing and challenging .
West of the Mississipi for starters. I've been reading about Midwest and Eastern permaculture and land. You can try and talk me into it. Why would I consider going through culture shock lol. I feel a roadtrip brewing. Happy Winter planning everyone.
 
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Jeremy, not sure what state you are wanting but this guy posts listing all over the place. Rural land youtubes

He just posted a couple in North eastern Nevada that look like they might have seasonal water.



Sometimes he lowers the prices on his listings and makes some good deals. He had one in Nevada with a cabin on it a while back that was really tempting.



 
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Thanks for the link. That is tempting and will check it out. Need to refine my GPS skills a little.
  I'm looking for a plot close in to the rural/urban interface for the main garden and a remote plot as the Winter retreat and experimental plot.
I wonder if one could evolve a remote gardening technique using the deer, and cattle,  as the gardeners. Using the  "problem is the solution" thinking. How could browsing be useful? I've never been fond of fences. The forest service places little fenced "control plots" out in the range. It's fun to mess around in the rural/rangeland interface but tricky obtaining a yield.
 
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Jeremy Baker wrote:Hi. Does anyone have suggestions on ways to find floodplain land to buy or lease to own?



There are land investors who put land on eBay and auction the down payment which can end up being only $100-$200. They carry the paper. That is the cheapest way to get into one, but they also advertise on land sites (just typically with a somewhat higher down payment required.)

Floodplain wouldn't be hard to find in Texas or Oklahoma or any other wet state. Just look for land near a river.
 
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Thanks Miles. Thanks Gail. I'll browse the online and eBay possibilities. The dicey part is finding something close in enough to get I fled in farmers markets, bartering, work opportunities, etc. I'm also going to look a the county tax sales. See if I can turn someone's misfortune into a beautiful permaculture site.
 
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Gail Gardner wrote:
There are land investors who put land on eBay and auction the down payment which can end up being only $100-$200. They carry the paper. That is the cheapest way to get into one, but they also advertise on land sites (just typically with a somewhat higher down payment required.)  



Ebay land sales can be tricky (and scammers abound).  Be cautious!
 
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