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Zeerahks
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Hey all!  

A quick little note about rents etc.  In the boonies (read: farm country) of Minnesota it's possible (firsthand account) to rent a full, three-story, five-bedroom house for 500 a month.  Unfortunately, a lot of the land out here is already owned and farmed on a massive scale.  

However!  Considering that we're not growing sugar beets or feed corn, and are actually growing food for ourselves, I reckon we need less land than most industrial farms.  I bring this up because every so often it's possible to find small parcels here and there; people selling off small lots of extra property, but not the whole farm.  

There's actually a really interesting place in a town called Milan (pronunciation butchered, of course) that goes by the name of Easy Bean.  They're basically a farming collective that sells shares (boxes of vegetables) to people around the area.  People buy either a full share or a half share, and every week they drop off the boxes.  You can check them out here: http://easybeanfarm.com/  (Another side note: if we're interested in something like this, perhaps in Idaho or wherever, they do offer apprenticeships; might be something to look into).

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vov35
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This is interesting, but I'm not sure what the present revision of our plans for a commune is....

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Zeerahks
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Lol, me neither.  Smile  I came across the info and thought I'd throw it out for consideration later down the line.

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vov35
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I feel like we'd stand to benefit from being near a major city, and I don't know how possible that is in Minnesota... Razz obviously we want a chunk of rural land, but we need humans to be in our proximity as well.

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UnMeilleurReve
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I just shot everybody in the memberlist a PM, whether they've ever posted or not. I'm going to wait 2 weeks and then we'll start trimming down the 0 posters, summing up, and discussing, or so I hope. Can I get a PM from everybody, active or inactive, so we can start discussion in earnest soon?
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glorfon
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Wow, I didn't even notice the PM but entirely on impulse decided to check out the forum for the first time in months.
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Zeerahks
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I didn't get the PM either.  I stop by every now and again though.  Let's get this going again!

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glorfon
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Indeed, let's get this going.

I say we should stick with UnMeilleurReve's plan and wait two weeks (from his post) to find out who is still involved.  Then we can either clean up this site or chose a new format for planning (google+, reddit, skype, etc.)

I feel like in the last two years I've gotten a better feel for how the world works and how to go about this.  I've also gained experience gardening, farming, and building.  I've gotten involved with the activist community of Kansas City and may be able to get some help there.
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UnMeilleurReve
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Ha, sorry guys, I only sent the messages to the members that hadn't posted almost ever or only posted like 5 times or such. Glor, Vov, Zee, I didn't send you guys one.
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glorfon
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Well, it's been two weeks, actually more.  It seems that it is just the three of us.  So where do we go from here?


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