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Hi All, We are the Dacha Project, a small egalitarian community and homestead, comprised of five DIY enthusiasts. We look forward to sharing and learning here!
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Yes, will do!
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Our planting calendar says: start early peppers.  Anyone out there from a Northeast-like climate that can recommend some of their favorite early pepper varieties? 
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Hello! We are a small egalitarian community and self-built off-grid homestead from Upstate, NY.  We are totally psyched to learn, share and connect here on all things off-grid, diy and special.  For some wintery inspiration from our blog, please enjoy this infographic illustrating how cool optimizing home and life can be!  Thanks for exisiting:)
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We do that with ours... welcome to our community
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Dear Community,  I am a digital representation of a small community homestead in Upstate NY.  We are interested in growing food, permaculture, foraging, and making all sorts of things ourselves from fermented foods, to maple syrup, to passive-solar earth-bermed houses. Totally psyched to learn and share here!
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Good luck with the project.  Please share all your ideas it will be very interesting.
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Dacha blog presents: make your own dang fruit-on-the-bottom to-go yogurt. #fermentedfoods #howto #homestead #diyfoodgeeks  
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Hi All, We are the Dacha Project, a small egalitarian community and homestead, comprised of five DIY enthusiasts. We look forward to sharing and learning here!
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Hi there, we are a small egalitarian community and DIY homestead from Upstate, NY.  We are totally psyched to learn, share and connect here.  For a sprinkling of inspiration from our wintry tundra please enjoy our infographic, illustrating how even in the dead of winter homesteading feeds our spirits and our bellies! 
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Hi +Dacha Project, and a belated welcome to you!
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Hi All, We are a small egalitarian community and homestead in Upstate, NY dedicated to growing food and making useful stuff.  Super-psyched to learn, share, and connect here. Here's a little inspiration from our wintery place, showing that even in winter there's things to be done!
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Though the work is everpresent, it's good healthful work that is productive in a positive and regenerative way.  Welcome!
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What's your heat source up to?  #homeoptimization  
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do-it-yourself, egalitarian, educational homestead/ dreamer's launch pad
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The Dacha Project, founded in 2008, is a do-it-yourself, egalitarian and educational homestead. We are comprised of six friends and an extensive circle of supporters and community members. Situated on 16 acres in Finger Lakes region of New York, we have built an off-the-grid, earth-bermed, solar-passive house, powered by active solar and a diesel generator converted to run on waste vegetable oil.   In addition, we built, or rather sculpted, a straw-bale cottage, planted a fruit and nut tree orchard, and are ever-expanding our gardens. We are almost entirely owner built, with innovative designs for our energy, heating, water, waste and agriculture systems. Our blog is a work in progress (& a labor love), just like us.

We aim to live in conjunction with the land that supports us, to present alternatives to wasteful practices, and to have ample time to follow various individual and collaborative pursuits, be they artistic, political, economic or anything else. Most significantly we work to facilitate and inspire community building here locally and everywhere, because we are continually awed by the power and fun of collaboration.