About the land:
5.4 acres of mostly old field pines, sweetgum and muscadine vines but there is also the occasional horsenut and other random wildlife tree. Its shaped very long and narrow, imagine 5 football fields from end to end. It is mildy east facing with about every 100 feet you go up 10 feet. There is more woods to the north, a year round urban stream eastern border, an unfenced public park on south edge and train tracks for a western border. Its a few different topsoil mixtures and 3-9 inches down is heavy clay, there are almost no rocks at all. I have planted 50 hazlenuts, 12 apples, 3 pomegranates, 2 serviceberry, 2 elderberry, 6 plums, 4 pears, 5 fig, 2 pecan, and 4 cherry tree varieties. 50 blueberry, 1 goji, 4 thornless blackberry, 30 raspberry, 50 strawberry. There are 3 large beds of asparagus. 20 chickens get moved around in electric netting and clover and daikon gets broadcast and does well everywhere. There are multiple unburied 6 ft tall 100 ft long wood piles that Ive been stacking across contour. It gets about 50 inches of rain a year with 10 mph breezes in mostly the afternoon. It is accessible by public transportation and is off the cascade exit just out of perimeter.
Im a married 34 year old male that has his first child on the way. I just spent the last 13 months living in this small forest alone and only left it for a few minutes every couple of days, so I am very intimate with what goes on there and how the weather works etc. I just purchased a house that I am currently renovating in historic West End and plan on turning it into a B&B and provide breakfast from the forest. I am striving to grow as much food as possible for my family with long term goals of making a few bucks too. Right now I am only spending 20 hours a week in the forest and will become the stay at home/forest dad soon so this is probably all the time I can throw at it for awhile. I also would need to sometimes not go there for a day or two so thats where its handy knowing you.
Who you are:
You ideally are established enough to be independent and already reside in Atlanta. You want to be able to leave the concrete and be in a forested private property within minutes where you can enjoy nature and growing food. You plan on spending time there working hard, you enjoy making trails and helping with newly acquired fencing. You would like to go in on some dairy goats or something. You dont need paid to be there you want to be there because you get food and urban wilderness. If you want to make money like me perhaps we could come up with a business plan, or your more interested in sharing work where it makes sense but doing your own market thing. Your definetly not a dick, or a drifter. Your cool with not smoking tobacco and other basic organic guidelines.
You could also be someone else.
Id love to hear from anyone interested in learning with me and doing our best to keep the land happy and our bellys full. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
or talk to me on here thanks.