Last updated: January 5, 2016 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
(Plant City, Florida, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 1998
- Start Living Together: 2001
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.ecofarmfl.org/
- Contact Name: Jon or Debbie Butts
- Phone: 813-754-7374
- Community Address:
4451 Needle Palm Rd
Plant City, Florida, 33565-5166
This Community is Re-forming
My wife and I bought this place in 1985 and after researching IC’s in 1998, understood how new communities become successful. We’ve experienced limited success but still haven’t found that one in a million person(s) that want live long term in this part of the world (good old hot wet buggy Florida) doing farm related work along side of us (humans) in a non-passive way. True someday I’ll have to give up but for now what to keep the welcome sign up!
Sustainable diverse farm intentional community based on proven science and the rules of successful communities.
The mission at EcoFarm is to form a sustainable, eco-friendly, people-friendly, farm-based intentional community that provides for all the needs of community members. Members are community-minded. They are focused on maintaining the well-being of the community and striving towards increasing sustainability. Meaningful work, a social environment, and community activities cultivate an atmosphere of common purpose and shared experiences. Prospective members need no money to join, only should be free of debt and to have a willingness to put the community first. Visitations are by appointment.
We believe the world is at a critical-decision crossroads. The survival of our planet, indeed the human race, is at stake. Science has confirmed what we are witnessing first-hand; global warming, resource depletion, escalating population growth, mass extinctions, and other worldwide events demand that we adopt a more sustainable lifes. Our personal decisions in daily living are the key to changing this destructive course. We strive to help others in finding more sustainable solutions for everyday living through education and demonstration of subjects as native and edible landscaping, reuse, recycling, conservation, and more. Living in the Sunshine State, we place a strong emphasis on solar projects, such as solar heating, cooking, and electricity.