In Nature Towns, long after the developer and construction teams have built the last house, the farmer remains, producing food and nature.
The Central Texas food system is just 1% self-sufficient (i.e. locally supplied), and Winter Storm Uri exposed new fragilities. Supply chains for grocery stores, dependent on faraway producers, had bare shelves – if they were even open are getting more fragile. Trucks could not get through the icy streets to replenish supplies. At the endContinue reading “Our food system is getting more fragile”
What: USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) provides matching funds grants (i.e. 50% reimbursement) for adding value to farm commodities. How much: Maximum $75,000 USDA award for planning projects (desk studies only) for a budget maximum of $150,000 When: Applications due March 22, 2021. Awards announced September 31, 2021. Duration: 10-12 months Planning grants areContinue reading “USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG)”
The realities of homesteading can quickly get lost in the romance of living in harmony with the land. Many of us yearn for a nurturing lifestyle that is low-budget but that makes us happy, healthy and in community with our friends and the earth. What are the options?
Homesteading communities are rapidly growing. Nature Towns make it easier by creating a new investment model.
There are a growing number of articles documenting the scrambling of our industrial food systems. This is creating a great opportunity to build new local food hubs and food producing farms. Nature Towns provides a unique innovation in local farms financed by residential real estate.
Nature Towns build resident owned food hubs into the residential real estate projects, along with a 240 acre regenerative agriculture farm!
We are destroying wilderness around the world as the human population expands and our systems of inequality drive people ever farther into previously unexplored areas in their efforts to survive. In this Guardian article, disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie of Emory University says, “I am not at all surprised about the coronavirus outbreak. The majority ofContinue reading “Coronavirus: Out of the Wilderness, Into Humans”
Regenerative Places celebrate the role of tree swallows and their ability to reduce fly populations without chemicals. Listen to Regenerative Agriculture pioneer Greg Judy explain the benefits.
A big thank you to the Weston A Price Foundation, Sally Fallon Morell, and Will Winter. We had a great milestone weekend.