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UTAH - 250-family modern homesteading / permaculture community now underway.

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- We've hired the country's foremost agricultural cooperative attorney.
- We've organized the Utah OSR Land Cooperative as an agricultural co-op under Title 3 of the Utah Code.
- We put a 1,245 acre piece of land on Riverbed Ranch Road under a lease-option contract and have paid up the lease through Nov. 2021.
- We're reconditioned 4 of the 5 wells on the property. One produces over 1,200 gallons a minute.
- We currently have 30 active shareholders who are designing their passive solar homes and their 2-acre homesteads.
- Several shareholders are ready to begin building this Spring.
- We've organized an educational non-profit, the Academy of Self-Reliance, to help families gracefully transition from a lifestyle of dependencies in the city (for food, water, power, etc.) to a modern homesteading lifestyle surrounded by neighbors working to do the same.

To see if this is of interest:

1. Watch this 24 minute intro video titled, "Preparedness is Much More Than Just Food Storage" (it's from a preparedness perspective).
2. Then, if still interested, watch this hour-long presentation titled, "Operation Self-Reliance - Creating a Modern Homesteading Community".
3. Then, you can watch the two videos on this page at the Academy of Self-Reliance About page (which are just longer, more-detailed versions of the previous video).

If you're still interested, message me.

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Hey thank you for the time to post this and offering.

Could you post more info on the land itself.

Is that a picture of the land?

Following the link to Riverbed Ranch road shows what looks to be commercial farming (those 2 large circles) and the area looks rather dry.  Not sure if I am seeing things right. thanks

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Not sure what you want to know about the land itself, so...
- We grew a 5 acre test crop of hemp this last year. Grew great.
- Have had the soil tested and it's great for agriculture, we just need to soak it deep with water twice a season to prevent it from getting caked.
- The picture with the purple flowers is on the property,
- The photo of the wild horses could easily have been on our property as we've had to shoe them away several times. The photo is a stock photo and was probably shot within 50 miles of our land.

Yes, it's dry, (most of the Western US is!) but that's why every shareholder will be given 2 acre-feet of water rights and will need to drill their own well. The local well-drilling family that's been around for ages told us there's enough water in our little valley that we could drill a well every 50' if we wanted (we don't).

There are actually three pivots (the large circular irrigation arms) on the property. The northern end will be the co-op's agricultural sector, and the residential section with the 2-acre plots will be the bottom half.
Or we might never have existed at all. Freaky. So we should cherish everything. Even this tiny ad:
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