The Maker's Acre Farm is creating An educational-outreach permaculture homestead
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The Maker's Acre Farm existed for years only in the dreams of Samantha Wiley and Jessica Antonelli. Both are Texan girls, oil painters, teachers, and doing their best to make the world a better place for future generations.
They'd always talked about one day living in an art-infused self-sustaining community created in harmony with nature.
With Ghandi's quote to "Be the change you wish to see in the world" in their heads, they imagined creating a model of what it would look like to live in such a way that would help heal the earth instead of draining her resources.
Finally, in spring of 2018, Jessica came home from her part-time residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and moved onto the acre. Samantha had an 8 x 16 foot art studio that had been flooded out by Harvey, and with lots of help it's being cleaned out and turned into a livable tiny house.
Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas got wind of the project and generously donated 40 pallets and a truckload of great soil to help sow the seeds of their dreams to document the growth of the Acre and use the process as a teaching tool in itself.
The Maker's Acre Farm was named to tie in to the maker's movement, which is all about a DIY attitude and shifting away from a consumer mentality to a creative mentality.
At the heart of it all is permaculture, a system of ethics and design principles whose name is short for "permanent-culture"--basically trying to help humans live in such a way that we won't kill ourselves as a species.
There's a long road ahead, but it sure should be entertaining watching two construction-inexperienced artist chicks learn as they go creating something beautiful in a VERY different medium.
Your support would be SO appreciated!
Progress will be documented through photos, videos, and more.
Goals
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Wheelbarrow
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The Maker's Acre Farm existed for years only in the dreams of Samantha Wiley and Jessica Antonelli. Both are Texan girls, oil painters, teachers, and doing their best to make the world a better place for future generations.
They'd always talked about one day living in an art-infused self-sustaining community created in harmony with nature.
With Ghandi's quote to "Be the change you wish to see in the world" in their heads, they imagined creating a model of what it would look like to live in such a way that would help heal the earth instead of draining her resources.
Finally, in spring of 2018, Jessica came home from her part-time residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and moved onto the acre. Samantha had an 8 x 16 foot art studio that had been flooded out by Harvey, and with lots of help it's being cleaned out and turned into a livable tiny house.
Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas got wind of the project and generously donated 40 pallets and a truckload of great soil to help sow the seeds of their dreams to document the growth of the Acre and use the process as a teaching tool in itself.
The Maker's Acre Farm was named to tie in to the maker's movement, which is all about a DIY attitude and shifting away from a consumer mentality to a creative mentality.
At the heart of it all is permaculture, a system of ethics and design principles whose name is short for "permanent-culture"--basically trying to help humans live in such a way that we won't kill ourselves as a species.
There's a long road ahead, but it sure should be entertaining watching two construction-inexperienced artist chicks learn as they go creating something beautiful in a VERY different medium.
Your support would be SO appreciated!
Progress will be documented through photos, videos, and more.

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