J Glenn Evans: Farm Update

20 January 2020

GLENN KAY EVANS FARMS, INC. | 5531 Keating RD NW  |  Olympia, WA 98502-9203   | 360.250.6392 |                              GlennKayEvansfarms@poetswest.com

 

                                                      

GLENN KAY FARMS, INC PROGRESS REPORT

Evans just returned from Oklahoma where we planted 18 fruit trees, got electricity to the farm and now in the process of buying a building right on Main St. for $35,000. This building can handle the processing and preservation of farm production as we expect to get our first crop planted this coming spring.  Since the town of 3,500 does not have a book store, we will use the front part of the building as a book exchange and create a cultural atmosphere of poetry, music and storytelling that will be available to the local citizens, while we use the rest of the building for processing our farm production and storage.

WHERE NO ONE IS AN OUTCAST

By J. GLENN EVANS

Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed with the intent to help the homeless and others make a fresh start and to bring back prosperity to smaller rural communities. Our program may be a solution to solve our current survival problems and rebuild our worn out agricultural land.

Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc., a nonprofit Oklahoma Corporation, started with a 30 acre tract of land two miles south of Wewoka, Oklahoma. Plans are to rebuild the soil by letting nature do its work with no-till farming procedures as called for by the Japanese farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008), author of the book The One Straw Revolution.

The idea is to grow your own food, preserve it, feed yourself and what you don’t need sell; what you don’t sell give it to the needy of your local community. We believe very strongly that local communities must get to where they can feed themselves. Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc., a fully qualified 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation envisions raising substantial money to acquire more land and make it available to independent farmers at a cost they can easily afford to farm. We plan to keep it that way by keeping it out of the hands of exploitative speculators. Independent farmers will be an asset to their communities. By feeding people rather than animals a small acreage can take care of a lot of people.

Development of Glenn Kay Evans Farms originated with J. Glenn Evans, a former stockbroker and investment banker, who after 20 years went back to his early childhood dream of being a writer. He became a poet, novelist, historian and political activist. After reading the book, The One Straw Revolution and then writing the novel Wayfarers – Where No One is an Outcast, he was inspired to turn fiction into reality by following the action of the characters in the book.  Four additional Directors have joined Evans, Thomas Hubbard, a Cherokee Indian and former teacher on the Tulalip Indian reservation in Washington State, Bernard “Bernie” Meyer, who is better known internationally as the American Gandhi and two local directors in Wewoka, Oklahoma, Jesse Grandstaff, a bank loan officer and Kerry Kincade, a professional pharmacist who owns and operates a leading drug store. Both Mr. Grandstaff and Mr. Kincade are deeply involved in organic farming.

The first farm would’ve been located closer to Evans’s home, in Olympia, but land costs were $5,000 to $10,000 per acre. Land was acquired two miles south of Evans’s hometown, Wewoka, Oklahoma for $1,100 an acre. Plans are to build shelters for families and a larger structure for a community center and barn for storage. We hope to make this a showplace that will inspire others to follow. After shelters are built we will be well on our way to helping people rebuild their lives and they in turn rebuild our local communities.

Copyleft 2020 J. Glenn Evans

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“Call him a visionary, or call him a crazy old man. J. Glenn Evans just needs a few more crazy people like him to unplug and dig in, to make this fork in the road a little bit wider.”

Those who donate $25.00 or more, with any amount over $8.50 being tax deductible, will receive a free copy of Wayfarers—Where No One Is an Outcast, the book that helped inspire the creation of Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc.  If you would like additional information or to give us a helping contact:

J. Glenn Evans

Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc.

5531 Keating RD NW

Olympia, WA 98502

360.250.6392

glennkayevansfarms@poetswest.com

LINK TO INTERVIEW CONCERNING THE GLENN KAY EVANS FARMS, INC PROJECT

 

He grew up on a farm. At 88, J. Glenn Evans hopes he can lure people back.

by Galen Culver

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Trace and friends are gathering books to make the road trip to Wewoka this spring!

10 comments

  1. I really enjoyed this post
    had the idea to do something similar over here
    but so far we’re just doing it in a very small way, just our family and we only grow a few things ourselves
    but this is definitely the way to go
    it’s a wonderful and perhaps the only vision for the world that would work in the long run
    thanks for sharing and I wish everyone participating all the best

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