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New Rising Sun
New Rising Sun
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Michigan, US
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Brian McCune Crystal Rickerd Danes PJ Chmiel Samantha Everett
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New Rising Sun

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

New Rising Sun is an evolving community based in Ganges, MI dedicated to ecological and cultural regeneration.

Project Description

While our initial formation has been largely involved with the development of a CSA market garden, our long term goal is to utilize the resources of Oikos Tree Crops and other natural nurseries to develop our site into a breeding grounds for tree crops geared towards meeting staple human needs, drawing influence from tree crop based cultures such as the indigenous communities of eastern North America, cultures from abroad such as the Chestnut villages of Corisca, as well as modern day pioneers such as Mark Shepherd, Grant Schultz, and Ben Falk.Having put in some initial tree plantings of Chestnut, Walnut, Persimmon, and Paw Paw, we are now finalizing a design for our site that will incorporate an extensive keyline silvopasture system focused on production of chestnuts, walnuts, oaks, hickories, and hazelnuts; an intricate series of ponds for aquaculture, livestock and recreation; a grass fed dairy operated under the principles of Holistic Management; a tree crops nursery; a holistic forestry plan for the wooded portion of our site; a community energy project; natural buildings and integrated homesteads for interns, residents, and visitors; as well as a co-op/market/chataqua area intended to be an outlet to the larger community.If you are interested in our work and feel a similar vision, please get in touch with us!


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