FLO Farm

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FLO Farm was a project in 2009 to turn a piece of land in Eastern Pennsylvania into a free/libre/open-source farm. That land didn't work out. FLOFarm may live on. Below are resources collected during that intial project.

Pennsylvania Farms

Red Earth Farm "Red Earth Farm is a family-owned and operated farm dedicated to bringing the freshest chemical-free produce to your table." 1025 Red Dale Road Orwigsburg, PA 17961:: 570.943.3460

PA Renewable Energy Festival "Our goal is to inform and educate ourselves and the public on renewable energy production, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through meetings, workshops, educational materials, and energy fairs."

Journey's End Farm "Journey's End Farm is a PA certified organic farm located in northeastern Pennsylvania just outside the village of Sterling. Driving time is approximately 2-3 hours from both New York City Philadelphia and approximately 4.5 hours from Washington, D.C."

Goals/Visions

  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Open Source Fabrication Laboratory
    • Content
    • Documentation
  • Perma/Vermiculture and Plant Nursery
  • Land for LARPing
  • Experimental Architecture
  • Yoga, Wellness and Healing Space
  • Residency program for people working on mid-long term projects
  • Local food kitchen and CSA
  • Farmland
  • Classes
  • Media Studio

Possible Collaborators

Open Source Ecology

Window Farms

Revenerds Jackson of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission

Similar Spaces

http://dachaproject.com/about-the-dacha/

"Radical Simplicity: Living Car-Free and Off The Grid at the Possibility Alliance"

"Family Survives as Minimalists" about the Possibility Alliance.

Building Resources

Andy's Dome

Open Architecture Network has hundreds of open sourced building designs and we can add our own. Check out this 25 min presentation by the founder.

http://www.simondale.net/house/gallery.htm

http://arkfab.org/?p=216

Currency

Land valuation metrics

  • Average/Square

Calculate current and potential production value/acre/year. Create acre currency redeemable for one year of land production. Cultivate the land to make the currency more valuable.

Artifacts

http://www.anuvar.org/flofarm/game.html