Last updated: January 25, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
(Plant City, Florida, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 1998
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.ecofarmfl.org/
- Contact Name: Jon or Debbie Butts
- Phone: 813-754-7374
4321 Needle Palm Rd
Plant City, Florida, 33565-5166
Visitors accepted: Yes
Visit our website and call or email us to begin a dialogue.
Open to new Members: Yes
Sustainable farm community
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.
August of last year our only community members moved on, one we knew was leaving and the other unexpectedly. Then our son found another job leaving my wife and me to keep up the farm. We’re in our 60tys so the last part of 2012 may have been the hardest in our lives. This year we’ve been blessed with some great new faces and we may not know the future but really are enjoying the present! Peace!