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Land Desired (at least 2 acres up to 25) within 1-1.5 hrs drive from Asheville, NC

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:31
Greetings Permies!

My partner and I have been traveling, wwoofing, apprenticing, seed-starting, planting, harvesting, natural building, general permacultlary etc for the past 5 years or so on a myriad of different farms & land-based operations. The time has come - we are ready to delve into our own projects & care of the earth. We would like to be within 1 hrs (up to 1.5 hours) drive of Asheville, NC to give ourselves awesome larger community/ market opportunities. Some sloping land is ok, but we also need existing flat land for house-building, green/hoop-houses & row-cropping.

We would like to spend $5-7000 dollars on this land and be on it this year. Non-restricted access. Not near/in subdivisions.

We want streams from pure sources (and non-toxic neighbors/businesses, if possible). A spring fed or otherwise healthy pond would be awesome but is not a must. Streams/springs are a must.

Being off-grid is an option for us, so it isn't necessary that this land be connected to city-water & electric. That being said, land abutting the Pisgah or Nantahala forests is an option for us.

Neighbors in love with their land and open for collaboration would be nice~ complementary businesses, produce exchange, skill exchange, etc. We have taken part in many ecovillage/intentional community experiments and are choosing to not jump into one of those, but create on the land with total freedom and hopefully have some good neighbors with similarly-minded pursuits. We want community, but not in our back pocket.

2 acres minimum and 15 sounds like the perfect number. 25 is the tops.

We would love some forest on the land, but not all-forest as we need full-sunlight for greenhouse, passive solar house, possible solar panels, other gardens/food forests, etc. In the some-forest we plan to leave sections "wild" & "to themselves & their current residents" and have others with wildcrafting opportunities, mushroom cultivation, etc.

If you know of some land like this in your area, or perhaps you have a parcel you would like to section off for such an opportunity, please contact us. We have $5-7000 to spend on the land right now, and, we're not looking to rent/lease or create any work trade agreements for the land (although we are open to barter/alternative exchange in the neighborhood for goods/services). We don't want rules on the land or someone hanging over our heads, so if you want to section off a piece of the land, understand that we want unrestricted access of our parcel. Perhaps this money will be able to buy us a couple of acres, or perhaps 15- we're open to either option right now. Wild land/ protected land nearby is a must. We don't want to be near golf courses, big businesses, or even very close to town where a lot of noise/light pollution leaks over, etc. That's why I suggest land abutting one of the national forests as ideal.

Land that hasn't had years of soil-depletion is ideal. Loamy/sandy/clay ideal with good drainage. We are open to taking part in healing land, but obviously if it's in a fertile valley we won't object!

Existing structures are OK, but not a must. If there is a good barn/shed on-site we count that as a plus.

We plan to focus on specific crops, try out some seed varieties not popular in North America that we recently picked up in Peru (so moderately high altitude is possible for this experimentation), have goats/sheep/alapaca/chickens/ducks, build natural/recycled material structures, food forests, mushroom cultivation, water collection, value-added products, & other experiments along the way.

Thanks for reading! If you have a lead, please be in touch. Please send us pictures, details, your history on/of the land and any other pertinent information (size, topography, coordinates, existing structures, and other sundry details). Private message me to connect via email.

Bright Blessings! Wren & Ini

Land Desired (at least 2 acres up to 25) within 1-1.5 hrs drive from Asheville, NC

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:31
Greetings Permies!

My partner and I have been traveling, wwoofing, apprenticing, seed-starting, planting, harvesting, natural building, general permacultlary etc for the past 5 years or so on a myriad of different farms & land-based operations. The time has come - we are ready to delve into our own projects & care of the earth. We would like to be within 1 hrs (up to 1.5 hours) drive of Asheville, NC to give ourselves awesome larger community/ market opportunities. Some sloping land is ok, but we also need existing flat land for house-building, green/hoop-houses & row-cropping.

We would like to spend $5-7000 dollars on this land and be on it this year. Non-restricted access. Not near/in subdivisions.

We want streams from pure sources (and non-toxic neighbors/businesses, if possible). A spring fed or otherwise healthy pond would be awesome but is not a must. Streams/springs are a must.

Being off-grid is an option for us, so it isn't necessary that this land be connected to city-water & electric. That being said, land abutting the Pisgah or Nantahala forests is an option for us.

Neighbors in love with their land and open for collaboration would be nice~ complementary businesses, produce exchange, skill exchange, etc. We have taken part in many ecovillage/intentional community experiments and are choosing to not jump into one of those, but create on the land with total freedom and hopefully have some good neighbors with similarly-minded pursuits. We want community, but not in our back pocket.

2 acres minimum and 15 sounds like the perfect number. 25 is the tops.

We would love some forest on the land, but not all-forest as we need full-sunlight for greenhouse, passive solar house, possible solar panels, other gardens/food forests, etc. In the some-forest we plan to leave sections "wild" & "to themselves & their current residents" and have others with wildcrafting opportunities, mushroom cultivation, etc.

If you know of some land like this in your area, or perhaps you have a parcel you would like to section off for such an opportunity, please contact us. We have $5-7000 to spend on the land right now, and, we're not looking to rent/lease or create any work trade agreements for the land (although we are open to barter/alternative exchange in the neighborhood for goods/services). We don't want rules on the land or someone hanging over our heads, so if you want to section off a piece of the land, understand that we want unrestricted access of our parcel. Perhaps this money will be able to buy us a couple of acres, or perhaps 15- we're open to either option right now. Wild land/ protected land nearby is a must. We don't want to be near golf courses, big businesses, or even very close to town where a lot of noise/light pollution leaks over, etc. That's why I suggest land abutting one of the national forests as ideal.

Land that hasn't had years of soil-depletion is ideal. Loamy/sandy/clay ideal with good drainage. We are open to taking part in healing land, but obviously if it's in a fertile valley we won't object!

Existing structures are OK, but not a must. If there is a good barn/shed on-site we count that as a plus.

We plan to focus on specific crops, try out some seed varieties not popular in North America that we recently picked up in Peru (so moderately high altitude is possible for this experimentation), have goats/sheep/alapaca/chickens/ducks, build natural/recycled material structures, food forests, mushroom cultivation, water collection, value-added products, & other experiments along the way.

Thanks for reading! If you have a lead, please be in touch. Please send us pictures, details, your history on/of the land and any other pertinent information (size, topography, coordinates, existing structures, and other sundry details). Private message me to connect via email.

Bright Blessings! Wren & Ini

Land Desired (at least 2 acres up to 25) within 1-1.5 hrs drive from Asheville, NC

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 13:31
Greetings Permies!

My partner and I have been traveling, wwoofing, apprenticing, seed-starting, planting, harvesting, natural building, general permacultlary etc for the past 5 years or so on a myriad of different farms & land-based operations. The time has come - we are ready to delve into our own projects & care of the earth. We would like to be within 1 hrs (up to 1.5 hours) drive of Asheville, NC to give ourselves awesome larger community/ market opportunities. Some sloping land is ok, but we also need existing flat land for house-building, green/hoop-houses & row-cropping.

We would like to spend $5-7000 dollars on this land and be on it this year. Non-restricted access. Not near/in subdivisions.

We want streams from pure sources (and non-toxic neighbors/businesses, if possible). A spring fed or otherwise healthy pond would be awesome but is not a must. Streams/springs are a must.

Being off-grid is an option for us, so it isn't necessary that this land be connected to city-water & electric. That being said, land abutting the Pisgah or Nantahala forests is an option for us.

Neighbors in love with their land and open for collaboration would be nice~ complementary businesses, produce exchange, skill exchange, etc. We have taken part in many ecovillage/intentional community experiments and are choosing to not jump into one of those, but create on the land with total freedom and hopefully have some good neighbors with similarly-minded pursuits. We want community, but not in our back pocket.

2 acres minimum and 15 sounds like the perfect number. 25 is the tops.

We would love some forest on the land, but not all-forest as we need full-sunlight for greenhouse, passive solar house, possible solar panels, other gardens/food forests, etc. In the some-forest we plan to leave sections "wild" & "to themselves & their current residents" and have others with wildcrafting opportunities, mushroom cultivation, etc.

If you know of some land like this in your area, or perhaps you have a parcel you would like to section off for such an opportunity, please contact us. We have $5-7000 to spend on the land right now, and, we're not looking to rent/lease or create any work trade agreements for the land (although we are open to barter/alternative exchange in the neighborhood for goods/services). We don't want rules on the land or someone hanging over our heads, so if you want to section off a piece of the land, understand that we want unrestricted access of our parcel. Perhaps this money will be able to buy us a couple of acres, or perhaps 15- we're open to either option right now. Wild land/ protected land nearby is a must. We don't want to be near golf courses, big businesses, or even very close to town where a lot of noise/light pollution leaks over, etc. That's why I suggest land abutting one of the national forests as ideal.

Land that hasn't had years of soil-depletion is ideal. Loamy/sandy/clay ideal with good drainage. We are open to taking part in healing land, but obviously if it's in a fertile valley we won't object!

Existing structures are OK, but not a must. If there is a good barn/shed on-site we count that as a plus.

We plan to focus on specific crops, try out some seed varieties not popular in North America that we recently picked up in Peru (so moderately high altitude is possible for this experimentation), have goats/sheep/alapaca/chickens/ducks, build natural/recycled material structures, food forests, mushroom cultivation, water collection, value-added products, & other experiments along the way.

Thanks for reading! If you have a lead, please be in touch. Please send us pictures, details, your history on/of the land and any other pertinent information (size, topography, coordinates, existing structures, and other sundry details). Private message me to connect via email.

Bright Blessings! Wren & Ini

Greetings from Fairmont, WV

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:13
Hello all. I'm quite new to the permie life and have lots of questions that are slowly getting answered. I'm working on about 1/5th of an acre with a horrible bank in the back yard within city limits. Needless to say, I'm more than restricted. No chickens allowed where I am, no goats, and wife isn't about to let me keep rabbits. Have one raised bed, soon to be 3, and a two-bin pallet composting bin. Getting ready to install rain barrels and have a 10' x 7' greenhouse on a large deck. Thought about terracing the bank, but it's a beast and I'm not sure I would do more harm than good. I'm in the process of looking for land. Anyone else in the area that's struggling with similar issues?

Greetings from Fairmont, WV

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:13
Hello all. I'm quite new to the permie life and have lots of questions that are slowly getting answered. I'm working on about 1/5th of an acre with a horrible bank in the back yard within city limits. Needless to say, I'm more than restricted. No chickens allowed where I am, no goats, and wife isn't about to let me keep rabbits. Have one raised bed, soon to be 3, and a two-bin pallet composting bin. Getting ready to install rain barrels and have a 10' x 7' greenhouse on a large deck. Thought about terracing the bank, but it's a beast and I'm not sure I would do more harm than good. I'm in the process of looking for land. Anyone else in the area that's struggling with similar issues?

Greetings from Fairmont, WV

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 19:13
Hello all. I'm quite new to the permie life and have lots of questions that are slowly getting answered. I'm working on about 1/5th of an acre with a horrible bank in the back yard within city limits. Needless to say, I'm more than restricted. No chickens allowed where I am, no goats, and wife isn't about to let me keep rabbits. Have one raised bed, soon to be 3, and a two-bin pallet composting bin. Getting ready to install rain barrels and have a 10' x 7' greenhouse on a large deck. Thought about terracing the bank, but it's a beast and I'm not sure I would do more harm than good. I'm in the process of looking for land. Anyone else in the area that's struggling with similar issues?

Southeast Kentucky Permies

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:44
More specifically the Bell, Clay, and Laurel counties. Looking for some local permies to swap seeds and gardening wisdom.

Southeast Kentucky Permies

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:44
More specifically the Bell, Clay, and Laurel counties. Looking for some local permies to swap seeds and gardening wisdom.

Southeast Kentucky Permies

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:44
More specifically the Bell, Clay, and Laurel counties. Looking for some local permies to swap seeds and gardening wisdom.

Plant Swap at Halcombs Knob in Kentucky

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 03:48
https://www.facebook.com/BereaKYPlantSwap

Come on out to buy, sell, trade, or just visit with other folks!

April 12, 10 am to 1pm. They have a covered area so rain or shine!

Plant Swap at Halcombs Knob in Kentucky

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 03:48
https://www.facebook.com/BereaKYPlantSwap

Come on out to buy, sell, trade, or just visit with other folks!

April 12, 10 am to 1pm. They have a covered area so rain or shine!

Plant Swap at Halcombs Knob in Kentucky

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 03:48
https://www.facebook.com/BereaKYPlantSwap

Come on out to buy, sell, trade, or just visit with other folks!

April 12, 10 am to 1pm. They have a covered area so rain or shine!

E.D.E.N. Project in NC Needs Volunteers, PR, and Awareness

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:50

We are a non-profit Wellness and Art Education ministry with 35 acres located in Old Fort, NC (30 minutes East of Asheville) whose goal is to build an off the grid sustainable Healing and Arts Learning Center. The vision is to teach and help people how to overcome bodily disease, help them heal from emotional trauma, and/or grow in their spiritual walk with God. This will be achieved through Wellness Education programs (raw food, juicing, detoxing), art retreats and therapies for adults and children, and teaching about sustainable living.

We have most recently built a palette, straw, and earthen home that is totally solar powered but have many other structures to build in order to start our classes and retreat center. This March we are starting the digging of our Walipini (underground greenhouse) and will be needing hands and knowledgeable people to help with that. Plus, we hope to be able to add at least two guest cabins by the end of the year.

Also, we are hoping to soon get a hydro-power system in place once we can raise funding for it. We are considering a crowd funding project to help raise the money.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE IN ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR WEBSITES BELOW OR THROUGH THIS FORUM.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Visit Our Websites for more information about the programs. EDENintheMountains.org and AlmondBlossomLive.com.

E.D.E.N. Project in NC Needs Volunteers, PR, and Awareness

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:50

We are a non-profit Wellness and Art Education ministry with 35 acres located in Old Fort, NC (30 minutes East of Asheville) whose goal is to build an off the grid sustainable Healing and Arts Learning Center. The vision is to teach and help people how to overcome bodily disease, help them heal from emotional trauma, and/or grow in their spiritual walk with God. This will be achieved through Wellness Education programs (raw food, juicing, detoxing), art retreats and therapies for adults and children, and teaching about sustainable living.

We have most recently built a palette, straw, and earthen home that is totally solar powered but have many other structures to build in order to start our classes and retreat center. This March we are starting the digging of our Walipini (underground greenhouse) and will be needing hands and knowledgeable people to help with that. Plus, we hope to be able to add at least two guest cabins by the end of the year.

Also, we are hoping to soon get a hydro-power system in place once we can raise funding for it. We are considering a crowd funding project to help raise the money.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE IN ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR WEBSITES BELOW OR THROUGH THIS FORUM.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Visit Our Websites for more information about the programs. EDENintheMountains.org and AlmondBlossomLive.com.

E.D.E.N. Project in NC Needs Volunteers, PR, and Awareness

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:50

We are a non-profit Wellness and Art Education ministry with 35 acres located in Old Fort, NC (30 minutes East of Asheville) whose goal is to build an off the grid sustainable Healing and Arts Learning Center. The vision is to teach and help people how to overcome bodily disease, help them heal from emotional trauma, and/or grow in their spiritual walk with God. This will be achieved through Wellness Education programs (raw food, juicing, detoxing), art retreats and therapies for adults and children, and teaching about sustainable living.

We have most recently built a palette, straw, and earthen home that is totally solar powered but have many other structures to build in order to start our classes and retreat center. This March we are starting the digging of our Walipini (underground greenhouse) and will be needing hands and knowledgeable people to help with that. Plus, we hope to be able to add at least two guest cabins by the end of the year.

Also, we are hoping to soon get a hydro-power system in place once we can raise funding for it. We are considering a crowd funding project to help raise the money.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE IN ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR WEBSITES BELOW OR THROUGH THIS FORUM.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Visit Our Websites for more information about the programs. EDENintheMountains.org and AlmondBlossomLive.com.

South Carolina Hemp

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 16:00
Our industrial hemp bill S. 839 is in the General Assembly for consideration.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaHemp

Join/Like this page for updates and Senator contact information to express your interest/enthusiasm.

Let's get this wonderful, utilitarian plant back in our states soil as well as nationwide.

Best -

South Carolina Hemp

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 16:00
Our industrial hemp bill S. 839 is in the General Assembly for consideration.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaHemp

Join/Like this page for updates and Senator contact information to express your interest/enthusiasm.

Let's get this wonderful, utilitarian plant back in our states soil as well as nationwide.

Best -

South Carolina Hemp

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 16:00
Our industrial hemp bill S. 839 is in the General Assembly for consideration.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthCarolinaHemp

Join/Like this page for updates and Senator contact information to express your interest/enthusiasm.

Let's get this wonderful, utilitarian plant back in our states soil as well as nationwide.

Best -

FREE Call: Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:34
Join us for this FREE Call: BECOMING AN URBAN FARMER OR HOMESTEADER
with Stacey Murphy, Urban Farm School Director & Backyard Farmer
Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm ET

Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader is a complete life makeover. Join Stacey as she shares practical tips for how you can physically, emotionally, and financially prepare for this new life. Learn how to overcome the 4 myths holding you back from making the big shift for yourself. In 2009, Stacey transitioned from being an architect to farming other people's backyards, and you can too!
www.ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school

Three ways to access the call:
1. Listen via webcast: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=50771415
2. Dial in via Skype: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/skype
3. Call in with your phone: (425) 440-5100
Pin Code for Skype or phone: 934859#

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
::URBAN FARM SCHOOL::
www.ashevillage.org/UFS

PERMACULTURE-CERTIFIED ~ FULL-SEASON FARMING ~ HANDS-ON LEARNING
Asheville, NC :: April 12–October 29, 2014; Mo-Tu-We :: 716-hour program
Monthly options available

Gardening * Agroforestry * Water Systems * Wild Edibles * Fermentation * Aquaponics * Beekeeping * Compost * Natural Building * Herbalism * Entrepreneurship * And more...


Learn the in’s & out’s of growing resilient food systems in urban environments.
Work with a team of farm mentors, instructors, practitioners & community leaders.
Field trips, workshops, classes & apprenticeships will be hosted in & around Asheville.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! 24 students will be accepted.
Last EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> February 1st
stacey@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org/UFS :: 734-646-2289

Twitter: twitter.com/ashevillage
Facebook: Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

=====================================================
Permaculture Design Course
www.ashevillage.org/PDC

Design Principles & Patterns * Observation & Nature Awareness * Pattern Design * Agroforestry & Forest Gardening * Perennial Agriculture * Soil Ecology * Mushrooms & Myco-Remediation * Water in the Landscape & Catchment Systems * Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology * Natural Building Design and Technique * Integrated Animal Systems * Urban Permaculture * Cooperative Economics, Money & Financial Systems * Eco-Social Design * And more...

Featured live-stream guest presenters:
David Holmgren, Co-originator of Permaculture
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Brad Lancaster, Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands & Beyond

With 10+ instructors: Patricia Allison, Keri Evjy, Zev Friedman, Janell Kapoor, Sunil Patel, Shawn Jardnicek, Steveo Brodmerkel, Brian Winslett

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> March 1st
Dates: April 12–26, 2014 <> Location: Asheville, NC <> Info: www.ashevillage.org/PDC

> Gain tools, skills & knowledge
> Learn common-sense approaches
> Address real world design challenges
> Explore time-tested, earth-based practices
> Develop and present integrated design projects

kathryn@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org :: twitter.com/Ashevillage :: Facebook Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

FREE Call: Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:34
Join us for this FREE Call: BECOMING AN URBAN FARMER OR HOMESTEADER
with Stacey Murphy, Urban Farm School Director & Backyard Farmer
Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm ET

Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader is a complete life makeover. Join Stacey as she shares practical tips for how you can physically, emotionally, and financially prepare for this new life. Learn how to overcome the 4 myths holding you back from making the big shift for yourself. In 2009, Stacey transitioned from being an architect to farming other people's backyards, and you can too!
www.ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school

Three ways to access the call:
1. Listen via webcast: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=50771415
2. Dial in via Skype: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/skype
3. Call in with your phone: (425) 440-5100
Pin Code for Skype or phone: 934859#

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
::URBAN FARM SCHOOL::
www.ashevillage.org/UFS

PERMACULTURE-CERTIFIED ~ FULL-SEASON FARMING ~ HANDS-ON LEARNING
Asheville, NC :: April 12–October 29, 2014; Mo-Tu-We :: 716-hour program
Monthly options available

Gardening * Agroforestry * Water Systems * Wild Edibles * Fermentation * Aquaponics * Beekeeping * Compost * Natural Building * Herbalism * Entrepreneurship * And more...


Learn the in’s & out’s of growing resilient food systems in urban environments.
Work with a team of farm mentors, instructors, practitioners & community leaders.
Field trips, workshops, classes & apprenticeships will be hosted in & around Asheville.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! 24 students will be accepted.
Last EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> February 1st
stacey@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org/UFS :: 734-646-2289

Twitter: twitter.com/ashevillage
Facebook: Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

=====================================================
Permaculture Design Course
www.ashevillage.org/PDC

Design Principles & Patterns * Observation & Nature Awareness * Pattern Design * Agroforestry & Forest Gardening * Perennial Agriculture * Soil Ecology * Mushrooms & Myco-Remediation * Water in the Landscape & Catchment Systems * Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology * Natural Building Design and Technique * Integrated Animal Systems * Urban Permaculture * Cooperative Economics, Money & Financial Systems * Eco-Social Design * And more...

Featured live-stream guest presenters:
David Holmgren, Co-originator of Permaculture
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Brad Lancaster, Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands & Beyond

With 10+ instructors: Patricia Allison, Keri Evjy, Zev Friedman, Janell Kapoor, Sunil Patel, Shawn Jardnicek, Steveo Brodmerkel, Brian Winslett

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> March 1st
Dates: April 12–26, 2014 <> Location: Asheville, NC <> Info: www.ashevillage.org/PDC

> Gain tools, skills & knowledge
> Learn common-sense approaches
> Address real world design challenges
> Explore time-tested, earth-based practices
> Develop and present integrated design projects

kathryn@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org :: twitter.com/Ashevillage :: Facebook Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

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