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This is a very low-key, live, open-mic Q&A session about Riverbed Ranch homesteading community.
Feel free to ask questions about:
• The Riverbed Ranch modern homesteading community.
• The Utah OSR Land Cooperative (Utah's only non-profit land developer)
• The Academy's Path Training series, helping families design their own farm and more.
YOU MUST REGISTER ON ZOOM to join the call.
NOTE: You don't have to have a webcam to participate.
And you'll be able to type in your questions if you don't have a microphone.
Preparation for the Event:
If you haven't watched our first intro video, please do so here: http://bit.ly/zoom-prep
Other than that! Come as you are!
If you have a spouse, invite them too!
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION
(unless you like wasting your time driving around and getting lost)
The Academy of Self-Reliance staff will be giving a tour of the Utah OSR Land Co-op's 1,245-acre Riverbed Ranch property, where we are building a 250-family self-reliance community and where our 100+ shareholders are already constructing wells, homes, and barns!
• Guided tour starts at about 11am.
• Bring a sack lunch (and snacks, if you're bringing children).
• Drinking water, restroom and limited cell service available.
• Plan for 2 hours each way if coming from Utah County.
• Unless you have new tires, we'd recommend you only drive 35mph on the gravel roads. Probably be wise to make sure your spare tire is good, and you have a jack and lug wrench -- just in case!
IMPORTANT: RSVP by registering for a free ticket so we know with whom to coordinate a caravan and/or carpool. First-timers would be wise to do so -- you CAN get lost.
• If you live in American Fork or further North, meet each other at the Walmart in Saratoga Springs at 8:45am, in the Southwest corner of the parking lot. Put a sheet of paper with "OSR" printed large & bold in your front dash so you can recognize each other. Then whoever has google maps can take the lead, but don't go over 40mph unless everyone has off-road tires.
• If you live South of American Fork, meet at 8:45 at the parking lot of the Post Office in Santaquin. Jesse will be there in his red crossover.
• If you're relying on Google maps on your phone (and not GPS in your car), be sure not to browse away from Google maps, you may not be able to get back the directions).
• Please register. If you don't, the tour guide (Jesse) will be tempted to stay home and clean out his garage.
If you're driving out by yourself, follow these directions (or, you may get lost):
If coming from Northern Utah County or points north of that:
Use Google Maps and search for “Utah OSR Land Co-op”.
If you don't have extra-strength tires, you might consider going to Dugway first, it's paved all the way there. Takes a little longer, but it's a much better road. Then turn directly South just past the LDS Church. That road will take you to the Pony Express Trail road where you turn right.
Once you reach the Simpson Springs campground, go west another 7 miles and turn left (there might be a small sign there pointing left, if it hasn't blown away) and go another 7 miles to our 12' tall green gate on the left. The gate is often closed to keep cows out, just move the chain and open the gate. Then drive up to the green Welcome Center, park, and come inside!
If coming via Southern Utah County:
Before leaving home, use Google maps to search for “Utah OSR”, click the map, and then "Directions", type in your town, and follow the directions. Unless you're an Adrenalin junky, best to slow down on the curves. Oh, and watch out for sheep, cattle, and antelope.
If you don't have a smartphone to take with you, note that the roads out that way have big metal sticks with printed numbers on them stuck in the ground near forks in the road with little arrowheads pointing the way — each number represents a specific road. When you come to a fork, you should look for and follow #7. For example, not long after you leave the asphalt road, you'll come to a fork. Over on the left side of the road, just before the fork, you'll see one of those metal sticks. Among other numbers, it'll have a 7 with a small arrowhead pointing left. Go left.
If you keep following the sticks, as you approach the south end of Keg Mountain, you will want to turn North/right off the main road (where it looks like there's a small gravel pit on the left) and, in about 10 or 11 miles, arrive at the south end of Riverbed Ranch. (NOTE: If you follow Google maps, it will have you turn North sooner and shave off 5 or 10 minutes, but the road is much rougher, so you may want to keep going and let Google direct you to the next turn.) Drive around the fence to the left until you see our 12' high gate. Pass through and park in front of the green Welcome Center and come inside!
Seriously, watch out for sheep, cattle, and antelope. Also, avoid the axle-cracking sand pits (they are lighter in color than the surrounding road).
Preparation for the Tour:
If you haven't already, please watch at least the 1st intro video about "Operation Self-Reliance" so what we're doing at the Riverbed Ranch will make more sense.
Joining the Utah OSR Land Co-op
If you absolutely LOVE what you see (and your spouse does too), then after 3pm at the Riverbed Ranch, you can visit with our director, Philip Gleason. He'll review the membership agreement with you, answer any last questions, and receive your shareholder fee of $30k (if you're really that anxious to join).