All great suggestions given here for sure. You are certainly not alone, just not in a fair distance to others maybe that support your lifestyle. I certainly understand. My husband would like 3 acres of just grass. The worthless crap that I have to spend time and energy and money to just mow. Money on the gas (and gas to get the gas), money, stress, and frustration on the lawn mowers that keep breaking. I get eye rolls and told my compost pile is trashy. The “weeds” that I value for what they offer such as Solidago canadensis (pollinators), Glechoma hederacea (edible, medicinal), Mentha Aquatica (edible), Trifolium (edible, medicinal), Iris pseudacorus (wildlife habitat), Verbascum (medicinal), and many more all get mowed over. Neighbors burning plastic and tires frequently sending plumes of black toxic smoke in the air that I breathe. It is certainly frustrating to not feel we are surrounded by community or working along side people with equal values, ideas, and goals. Frustrating to be surrounded by people who actively work against the ecosystem and environment, let alone want no conversation about permaculture or sustainability. As others have suggested, seek out your community by visiting other spaces or volunteering, or starting your own community garden or seed/plant swap, or something similar. Perhaps moving is possible. Maybe an eco village is in your future. For me, I will continue to look for solutions to make my vision bloom. Gardening in containers surrounding by temporary fencing. When the grass gets tall because the mower is broke yet again, that is just that much more green and brown that will be added to my compost pile. Moving all the “weeds” I want to promote to a safe area or containers. Continuing to partake in spaces such as this certainly helps to feel not so isolated in the goal.
All the very best and let us know your progress,