Cougar Mountain Farm Permaculture Center

For: Cougar Mountain Farm
Organizer: Anna Wemple
Cougar Mountain Farm Permaculture Center (Cougar Mountain Farm)
$1,737
of $150,000 goal.
Raised by 17 donors
1% Complete

The Story

Hello family and friends!

I am fund raising for construction costs to build a legal dwelling on Cougar Mountain Farm to serve as a home for my two children and myself and to serve as a foundation for hosting small events and educational classes.  I have a permit in place and am ready to build this spring!

My vision is to have a farm business that can host individuals for short term stays and students for classes and intensive practicum on elements of sustainable living so that they may become empowered to change their lives and the lives of future generations for the better. 

My site is located two miles off the electrical grid.  I am currently powered by solar, micro hydro, and a diesel generator.  I hope to add a wind tower.  The local utility quoted $180,000 to extend the power grid line to my site.  Renewable energy developed on site is much more cost effective and much more rewarding.  The site already features perrenial terraced apple orchards, annual raised bed gardens, green house culture, solar powered wells, ponds, water cisterns, native meadows, and old growth forest ecology with year round hiking and seasonal horse riding trails.  It is truly an amazing piece of land.

I want to share the beauty, inspiration, and knowledge of this land with others.  Your contribution will make this vision a reality. 
Thank you for your consideration.

Very truly,
Anna Thoria Wemple
-Peace

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 22, 2015

Posted on July 22, 2015

Hi 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!
Very truly,
Noah & Anna Wemple

Posted on December 23, 2014

Posted on December 23, 2014

Keeping 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, 2014

Hi 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!

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