Off the Grid: How Wylder Grew Out of an Apple Orchard – WYLDER

Off the Grid: How Wylder Grew Out of an Apple Orchard

Off the Grid: How Wylder Grew Out of an Apple Orchard
By Lindsey Elliott for RANGE Magazine

For three years, I homesteaded on an old Gravenstein apple orchard. Our small community, “The Branch,” grew into its name as we slung cargo nets high up in redwood trees, built gardens and trails, tended to the native plant communities, restored the old orchard, raised ducks, built an art studio and a woodshop, and even converted an old diesel school bus into a guest house-party shack hybrid. My office was across the street at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, a short, pedal-less downhill mountain bike ride away if I worked it just right...

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