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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian 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

Appalachian 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

Appalachian 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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!

Bigleaf Maple sap- running strong

Wild Harvests - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 20:52


It snowed 8” in Bellingham on Feb 23rd and for the last week, the Bigleaf Maple taps have been running copiously. February 26th was the best day of the year so far and I collected 66 gallons of sap. Stiff shouldered and sleepy, I am beginning to learn what it means to work on a "sugar bush": repeated trips through the forest hauling 40-60 lb containers of sap in each hand over rough terrain, followed by late nights tending the evaporator. I can’t even keep up! With so much sap, I’ve had to fill every large cooking pot in the house in addition to 50 gallons of storage capacity in the form of carboys and plastic buckets. If this keeps up, I might have to upgrade to a 55 gallon drum.     
The homemade evaporator has been performing admirably. With a backlog of sap, I have been boiling for 16 hours a day at an average rate of 1.5 gallons per hour. I have experimented with a pre-warming container to try to improve my efficiency, but it I haven’t yet worked out a system to keep the condensation that forms on the outside of the container from dripping back into the evaporator tray.
It is snowing again and I expect another few days of sap flow before the season comes to a close. With luck I will end up with more than a dozen quarts of syrup this year, five times more than last year, and enough to replace sugar for most of our sweetening needs this year. Some may say it is too much work for so little syrup, but the labor is its own reward. My shoulders are getting stronger and I always smell like maple steam and smoke - manly perfumes that draw Katrina closer when I crawl into bed after midnight.
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Marijuana – An Overview

Smokable Herbs - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 20:22
Marijuana is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. When smoked or eaten, marijuana relieves stress and anxiety, causes a pleasant tingling sensation, can help with insomnia, promote weight gain and appetite, and even treat cancer. Marijuana is commonly found either as dried and cured flower buds, or as one of many different types of extract.

Marijuana

Smokable Herbs - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 20:22
Marijuana is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. When smoked or eaten, marijuana relieves stress and anxiety, causes a pleasant tingling sensation, can help with insomnia, promote weight gain and appetite, and even treat cancer. Marijuana is commonly found either as dried and cured flower buds, or as one of many different types of extract.

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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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

Appalachian Permies - 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 -

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