I would like to create a piece of land that is as sustainable as possible. I do not think I will have enough money until I am about 36 to buy land and start this. My main concern is my age, would starting a sustainable permaculture based farm at 36, be too late? My experience has been spent some time living and WWOOFing on farms and homesteads, volunteering on farms, being part of a community garden, taking permaculture courses, etc..
How sustainable are you, who have gone in this direction? What are some of the general obstacles to overcome?
Thanks in advance for your input, thoughts, and suggestions.
Ludi, I learned about aquaphonics from the forum....backyardaquaponics.com.forum. My system is posted there.
spiritrancho wrote:It takes five acres to range one cow here in the Mohave desert.
Yes Ludi, it has been a large investment. However, money in savings is not safe from the wall street manipulations. For proof look at the multipule crashes in the recent years, each of which took a third or more of my capital. Further, I do not have to worry much about inflation or other govenment interferance degrading and threating my life style.
By settling in the mohave desert, in an area that is economically depressed, I have been able to stretch my capital to accomplish so much. This is Dolan Springs between Las Vegas and Kingman Arizona. While building permits were required in the past, inspections were not. That has all changed recently. The wind generators that I have had up for 10 years now require permits and inspection.
Ive been trying to tell my homesteading friends from my home state this for some time. It is a very valid point. Permaculture opens the opportunity for land to become arable that barely was or simply wasnt before. So homesteading where land is super cheap is now feasible.
Getting a cheap piece of land where it is less than desirable for plant growth is not as discouraging in this age. It will actually be beneficial to start to grow in poor soil and desert like plots. Only time will tell.