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Want to learn how to do some things?

Haven’t you always wanted to learn how to can your own food so you can have organic, locally grown tomatoes even in the middle of winter? How about how to build your own house out of adobe or cob? Fix your bike? Make cheese and sourdough bread?

I present to you the Possibility Alliance‘s schedule for spring, summer, and autumn classes. If you haven’t heard of the Possibility Alliance, they call themselvesĀ  “an educational center practicing simplicity, self-reliance, service and gratitude.” In a nutshell, it’s a homesteading experiment in La Plata that values sustainability and service to the community. The home runs on no electricity and they make almost everything they use, down to their candlewax. These people have hosted thousands of visitors at their home who wanted to learn from them. Their guiding statement is to live so that all life can thrive. Simple and powerful. If you haven’t visited, I’d highly recommend it. They are very down to earth and enthusiastic about their mission. But just a warning-your overall perception and values might shift a little!

In addition to these classes, which last just a few hours each, you can also head over for a tour on the second Saturday of each month starting in April and ending in November. And if you want to spend some time learning hands-on, come by on the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Volunteer Day. Remember to call the folks at the Alliance for registration and to pack a bagged lunch.

Here you are, mark your calendars because the first classes are starting within the next week or two!

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There you are. Feel free to print this out if you want to reference it later! I will leave you with the passionate words of Ethan Hughes, who runs the Possibility Alliance with his wife Sarah.

“I know that if [the roof] fell on me right now, I would be content. I feel like I’m living my life to the fullest, and I go to bed feeling very content. I see that what a lot of people are lacking is not food, shelter or clothing. I have friends who have their Ph.D’s, and they’re not content. I think content means living everything that’s in our heart, no matter what the risk.”

For more info on the Possibility Alliance, check out the following links:

“Radical Simplicity”
Testimonial from a former resident
My Index article
Ethan Hughes audio interview
The Superheroes (The Alliances serves as headquarters for a volunteer group of bikeriders who ride around the country to do free service)

You can also contact the Possibility Alliance at:

660-332-4094

or

28408 Frontier Ln. La Plata, MO 63549