Our mission is to establish a safe, healthy, family-oriented culture of self-reliance in an off-grid community. We are helping those who want to learn and to become self-reliant by stepping away from a lifestyle of dependencies in the cities into a safe, healthy culture with like-minded neighbors. Our intent is to build a foundation of knowledge, skill, and wisdom, coupled with integrity, love, and appreciation for all of God’s creations.
We are committed to creating centers of learning, where we teach the next generation how to teach and be self-reliant, building safe family-friendly communities in a world of uncertainty.
Many see this as an adventure for their families and an opportunity to raise their kids on pesticide-free food, breathing clean air, and drinking chemical-free water. They also see it as a chance to create a self-sufficient lifestyle where they fill all their own food, water, power and sanitation needs, without being dependent on city supplies for those life-sustaining needs.
OUR END GOAL IS TO HELP FAMILIES
to remain debt free while building:
Energy Efficient Homes
Gardens & Orchards
Alternative Energy Sources
The Academy has partnered with OSR Green, LLC to assist families in a co-operative enterprise to purchase land for the development of a self-reliant and interdependent community in (hopefully) 5 locations. The first is currently being built in Utah. The others to follow will be in Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, and one near Cardston, Canada. For more information regarding Operation Self-Reliance go to
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
HOMESTEAD & A FARM-STEAD?
The Homesteader and Farm-Steader have a lot in common: They both live at the location of their production; they both have an eye toward the needs of the family (which means an emphasis on diversity); they are both DIYers in a big way. The core difference is that Farm-Steaders run their homestead like a business.