Dallas-Fort Worth, North
Ecovillage East of Rockwall
Homesteads and Rural Produce Farming
Ecovillage buying land near Greenville now
An ecovillage community is forming just east of Rockwall in Hunt County. We are considering the name to be Wildflower Ecovillage, among others.
Although an intentional community is a strong purpose, we are also planning zero-energy homes, food/water security, and being part of a local community.
We grow all or most of our own food. Those who wish to earn some income from the land will also grow food to sell to others.
Homes: Our homes are affordable, super energy efficient, passive solar, zero-energy with solar electricity, solar hot water, and rainwater harvesting. Everyone owns their own home.
Water: Texas water is scarce. We have three forms of water available: Extensive Rainwater Harvesting for home and irrigation use, well(s) from a clean, replenishing aquifer if needed for irrigation, and a pond for irrigation. In addition, we will use best Permaculture practices to retain water on the land which will probably be the most valuable form of water we have.
Community: This is a community with diversity of ages, races, and religions. There is no sharing of income per se, but those owners who wish to do so may work together to create and market a CSA or a farm co-op.
Farming: We farm organically via Permaculture to grow produce and grains. We also have fruit and nut trees within a food forest. Those who wish have chickens or other fowl for eggs, manure, and pest control. There is no slaughter of chickens or other animals here as this is a compassionate community.
Land: We will buy land in fall of 2013. The ecovillage is laid out following Permaculture principles and operated by the best Permaculture practices.
Learning: During 2012 we will continue to acquire diverse knowledge as we did in 2011; we will continue to learn, learn, learn and then learn some more. Look for classes and hands-on experience in topics such as organic farming, growing fruits and vegetables, preserving food, green building, Permaculture, solar hot water, solar electricity, drip irrigation, rain water harvesting and many homesteading skills to assist all interested in intentional communities and sustainability. See more about events here.
We have events every month or more often. You can find our events at http://facebook.com/dfwecovillage and no, you do not need to be a member of Facebook to look at these events.Skill Building Classes. We have lost many of the skills that we need to prosper in energy descent. Others skills are new with new technologies that will make what could be a trying time better for us all. Come learn. Come share your skills.
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