Posted on July 22, 2015
Posted on July 22, 2015Hi Friends! Thank you so much to Holly, Dan, Kathy, for your recent donations towards the Cougar Mountain Permaculture Resort! 2015 has been a productive year for the farm. We plumbed in the new 10,000 gal drinking water tank and watched with joy as it filled to the brim. We are in the process of plumbing both solar powered wells into the tank which is plumbed to the development site. We are replacing the 15 year old solar well pump with a new Shur Flow pump. This should provide ample water for the mountain permaculture resort vision! We also built a one million gallon pond reservoir this year and now need to dig a ditch, buy pipe, and install some inflow, outflow culverts. We named it Infinity Pond. The house permit is being renewed for another year this fall, we completed our lot line adjustment to created two equal 160 acre lots, we built the detached bedroom house pad for Betsy and Hal Hartzell, and we are now working on the fire suppression hydrant system which includes another ditch, more pipe, and some good hard work. Thank you all for your support!
Noah & Anna Wemple
Posted on December 23, 2014
Posted on December 23, 2014Keeping our spirits high for building the Cougar Mountain Farm Permaculture Center in 2015! 2014 brought a new 10,000 gallon water cistern to the farm. Water is life!
Peace on Earth
Posted on September 25, 2014
Posted on September 25, 2014Hi Friends! Here is a Cougar Mountain Farm update on our Permaculture education hosting center development. Permits: We are in the sixth year of our conditional use permit with Lane County. They have granted us an extension that is good for one year and then renewable each year. Permit fees on the horizon are $3,500. Water: We are engaged in building a 10,000 gallon cistern for potable water storage. We are building the tank with Aprovecho Permaculture Practicum Interns. The total tank cost is $5,000.
Road: We are scheduling to ditch, grade, and compact the 2 mile access road and add some gravel where needed and then get it permitted as a legal access road with Lane County. Total cost is another $5,000. Power: We are working with Solar Assist to install 2,800 watts of photovoltaic panels, cost is $1,500. Septic: We are working with It's Watt's For You to design a bio digester as an alternative waste water treatment plan. Total cost $10,000. Once these steps are completed we will begin working on the hosting facility which has an estimated cost of $100,000. We are estimating $150,000 total to give ourselves a $25,000 cushion to cover unexpected costs. Your contribution is going to allow people from all over the world to come and study sustainable living. Thank you so much!