What an exciting year we’ve had. Tours continue on the Riverbed Ranch, where we have reclaimed abandoned water wells, repaired fences, planted and harvested test pilot crops. In addition, we have started remodeling our Welcome Center and initiated surveying in preparations for laying out the 2-acre parcels. Plus, acreage has been set aside for our academy campus, along with the other special support projects to be built on the ranch.

 

We held a successful Super Saturday last weekend with over 40 people in attendance. The purpose of this event was to prepare for the spring construction of homes and coordinate the hands-on workshops that range from drilling wells, building with rammed earth and other methods and materials, erecting greenhouses, the establishing home-based businesses, such as raising rabbits, and more. All in all, it has been a very rewarding year. 

With the expansion of the Academy’s hands-on workshops, there are more opportunities than ever to get involved. There is a current need for a volunteer with HR experience, someone who has 4-5 hours a week to help organize and follow up on the skills & interest surveys in preparation for next year's events. All of these events contribute to helping families become more self-reliant.  There are four areas where the Academy helps:

 

   • Find and identify like-minded individuals and essential resources and network with them.

   • Educate individuals & families, with both knowledge and hands-on experience and skills to become self-reliant.
   • Help individuals and families in their planning to become self-reliant and organizing those that want to participate with like-minded neighbors in an agricultural cooperative.

   • Provide an opportunity for those that want to help in this great work, serving in various capacities: educational, administrative, and logistics.

 

As we move forward helping hundreds of individuals and families in OSR, we are finding a very rewarding benefit. This benefit comes in the form of new friends, amazing people with knowledge, skills and an understanding of how important this work is. There is much to do in helping prepare every needful thing. Join with us, connect on Facebook, come and see what Operation Self-Reliance is all about.

 

God speed,

Philip J. Gleason

Director

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 @ 7 PM MST

SOURDOUGH

What on earth is a sourdough starter?

Does it need to ferment?

Can I convert any of my bread recipes to sourdough?

You've got questions, and we've got answers! So, come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR*

*Please note that after you register, you will receive an email invitation with a website link and info with instructions on how to view the live webinar.

Are you on social media? Then let's connect!

We'd love to have you join our FB group, where we post about upcoming events and meetings where you and your friends can learn more about what we're doing! It's a great and easy way to help spread the word!

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We are in the process of providing a discount for solar-energy equipment.  We have selected Sol-Ark as a supplier.

To increase our discounts, we are needing to combine our purchases.  We can get improved discounts if we place an order for 10 or more units.  And at 20 or more units, we receive an even larger discount.

If you are thinking of purchasing solar-energy equipment, whether for your new home, existing home, friend’s home, camping, etc…, please fill out our online questionnaire so that we can combine our orders and get big savings.


This is not a commitment to purchase at this time.  We are only getting a list of 
potential buyers. 

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR SOLAR QUESTIONNAIRE

Utah OSR Land Cooperative (OSR) has contracted with Earth’s Purest Company ™ (Earth’s Purest) and GeoCure Global Hive Cooperative (GeoCure) to purchase 2,200 MiracleHives at cost, to provide for FREE to the first 110 members in the Utah OSR Land Cooperative at the Riverbed Ranch.

If you've been on the fence about purchasing an OSR Membership, now's the time to act!

Each OSR founding member will receive 20 free MiracleHives, worth $700 each ($14,000), which comes with a lifetime membership in GeoCure. Your MiracleHives are managed, grown and expertly cared for by GeoCure / Earths Purest; 24-7-365; they do all of the work for you!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
Have a great week! - The AOSR Team
Academy of Self-Reliance
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