Last updated: March 29, 2015 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: June 11, 2011
Jewel Creek Organic Farm & Ecovillage
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.jewelcreek.ca
- Other social: http://www.youtube.com/
- Contact Name: Oliver
2680 Jewel Lake Rd.
Greenwood, V0H 1J0
An Agriculturally based Ecovillage
We would like to invite like-minded people in our age group (20s-40s) to inquire, help out, learn and perhaps join and create a wonderful interdependent community with us.
THE PROPERTY: It’s located only minutes north of Greenwood and only an hour from Osoyoos, 142 acres with Jewel Creek running through it as well as at least one artisian spring. It has great sun exposure, good top soil and is big enough for several families to live on self sufficiently. It has crown land on 3 sides and trails all around. Less than 2 km to Jewel Lake.
We are planning to build a cluster of natural homes designed to minimize ecological disturbance and maximize use of the fertile, previously cleared areas for organic farming and gardening. We will use building material sourced from our land as much as possible.
We are already producing our own solar power and are going to set up hydro systems.
Grey water will be treated naturally and used for irrigation. Composting toilets will provide humanure for some gardens and plants.
We would like to host workshops, retreats, and small festivals related to sustainability, music and the arts, We hope that this will not only be fun and social but also bring the community some income for improvements, bills and further development.
We want to consume food that is produced locally, ideally on our own farm, but always sustainably. Our organic farm will supply residents and visitors with fresh, organic food; surplus can be sold on local farmer’s markets (twice a week in Grand Forks), through the food co-op, through CSAs and to restaurants in the area.
We would like to invite people to join who have some of the skills and experience in community living, natural building, establishing off-grid energy systems, permaculture, organic farming, educational programs and/or are simply and wonderfully handy, hardworking, hands-on folks.
If you are an Anti-vaxxer, believe that the government is poisoning us with Chemtrails, very religious, a conspiracy theorist, a “Freeman on the land”, anti-science, or the like… if this is you… you need not apply. This is a place for practical, hard working, rational, freethinkers who enjoy life, being active and healthy, believe in sustainability and that a green revolution is needed and feel it is better to be prepared for an uncertain future (as best as we can be) than to pretend like everything is ok and be totally unprepared.
Please check out our posting online for more info!