Wed 26 Dec 2012
Small Ozarks Farm Provides Innovative Example For Sustainable Living
One farm in the Ozarks is the location of a series of unique experiments in sustainable living. If these experiments prove successful, it would greatly affect the future of sustainable technologies and how people think about building their homes. KSMU’s Shane Franklin had the opportunity to tour the farm, and has this story.
Rockspan Farm, the home of Dan and Margy Chiles, is unique in so many ways. They wanted to build a farm that could be an example to others, and a test lab for experimental technologies they’ve been personally developing over the years.
“We are trying a number of new technologies here to make houses more efficient and to make a livable space without having to burn a lot of coal.
RockSpan is the name for our 12 acre farm and house in western Greene County, Missouri.
The project is the West end of Division street, 11 miles from Springfield, Missouri. The colorful plan below shows the family farm: approximately 227 acres outlined in red with a possible land use plan. Our 12 acres are inside the larger farm.
Go there, read and see all the pretty pictures. More tomorrow.