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My family and I are finally under contract for 10 acres by Stevensville and I couldn’t be more stoked. It is just land with a well and power, so it will be years until we are really living on it full time, but it is the beginning of my food forest and it is finally happening! Who lives in the area and wants to hang out? I’m a 31 year old building biologist/welder/craftsman/architect/permaculture enthusiast. We have a one year old and would like her to have friends as well! Even if you just want to hang out outside at your food forest… I have some learning to do in terms of growing in Montana.
 
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Tim Southwell at ABC acres.

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I have a six acre farm in Huson, about an hour from you. But I currently live out of state for school. Happy to connect though!

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I'm in Missoula and I have trees and plants for sale: https://mountaintimefarm.com/

If you're looking for affordable building materials, Waste Less Works https://wastelessworks.com/ and Heritage Timber https://www.heritagetimbermt.com/ are great places to get materials. Home Resource used to be great a place to get used stuff, but it got taken over by this really manipulative cruel psychopath lady, and so people are sort of boycotting that place until she's gone, and I'd recommend you do the same.

For fencing, you will need 8' tall to keep the deer out, and then plants will just sort of start magically appearing all by themselves ("fencing for one year is like planting for ten"). There are a ton of places that sell fencing supplies up and down the Bitterroot and in Missoula, and they're all priced about the same, but it's usually worth calling around to check prices and availability.

For IDing unknown plants, this book works pretty good: Vascular Plants of West-Central Montana https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_int/int_gtr277.pdf
For info about plants you've identified: http://montana.plant-life.org/

Also craigslist and facebook marketplace are pretty handy for acquiring and/or disposing of things.

For anything else you need, this forum is a great place to ask.


 
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