Climate science is really good at predicting what places will be better for sapiens to survive than others, as we continue to heat our planet to extremes. In our general area of west central Florida climate science has predicted 20% more rain, warmer temps and (not so good) more intense storms. Still, compared to many places, especially in the western US, these predictions are really not that bad. True, we’re very humid, but I’ve lived here all my life (72) and cannot remember the actual temperature reaching 100 degrees even though most summer days the heat index is over 100. Even now, night time temps never are much more than 80. We own a small (54 acre) permaculture farm and water has never been an issue and with a shallow water table our cistern is our aquifer just a few feet below ground. Solar powered pumps make growing stuff very sustainable.
Florida’s never been a great place for intentional communities, nor is it considered a progressive earth friendly place. At Ecofarmfl.org my attempt so far has been a failure, although my wife and I still are hopeful that someday we can form some kind of partnership or IC, so our farm might continue. The IC.org web site has the critical path for forming a successful community, which we agree with and we also agree with the principles of permaculture. This isn’t a perfect place and we certainly are not perfect people--that place and those people don’t exist--still we offer an opportunity for others to live an earth friendly and people friendly life with us.
If you’re looking for a home, agree with the principles of permaculture (our intention), want to live as an equal in a community, understand empathy, compassion, are somewhat emotionally mature, and would consider to live in this part of the world please contact us!
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