Humphrey, NY, February 22, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Since 1986, Lois Hilton has owned the Tickletown property, an old fashion general store and dwelling in scenic western New York. Since 1998 she has used the property to pursue her dreams of rural regeneration, creating a sustainable community and preserving our planet. Now she is looking for someone with their own vision to move the property forward. For $40 and 200 words that describes your vision, you could be the new owner of the Tickletown Property! The essay contest starts February 1st and the winner will receive the deed to Tickletown, free and clear of any liens. If there are enough entries, there will also be a cash award to help update the property. (See contest details.)
Over a decade ago Lois laid out her dream for her property which included a desire to support activities like teaching people grow and preserving their own foods; encouraging people to eat local; building green structures using permaculture designs, water catchment, and sustainable building methods; encouraging natural healing methods; creating and supporting a local economy by providing a place of sales for local goods; making and supporting natural art in all its forms; and most of all being a good neighbor by supporting community dinners, workdays, and sustainability projects. A common thread running through all activities was that people enjoy themselves and have FUN. Not every single goal was achieved, but she and her band of community members have been wildly successful in building a community of celebration that has included music festivals, potluck dinners, seed swaps, mead brewing, artist workshops and much more. Now it is time for someone with a dream of their own to take over the property and begin building it.
In true, Lois style she has found a creative way to include a wide variety of people in this process. She will be hosting an essay writing contest to pass the property on to a new owner.
How it works:
1) Write a 200-word essay on “How I would empower the community and create a local living sustainable economy in and around Tickletown using permaculture designs.”
2) Send the $40 entry fee with your essay and two self-addressed stamped envelopes – or enter/pay online.
3) The winner will get the deed to the Tickletown house and property.
If you are interested in being at the center of a hub of people committed to permaculture, sustainability, and fun… check out all the details at WinTickletown.com