Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding projects in Florestral. If you find you still have questions, feel free to ask them here or in any of the more specific threads.
Q: What are the exact rules regarding farming on the land? Do we all have the right to use the land for planting and farming for our own use? Not only on our own lot but also on "community land"? As of now, the guidelines state that when we sell the farmed produce we are obliged to pay a commission to the Florestral Community. Would personal usage of the produce be free of any charges?
A: Communal land usage will be managed and coordinated by the Florestral committee (elected from the community's members). We are constructing a development plan for the entire property with a known PermaCulture expert. Large areas will be dedicated to agriculture development and we will encourage everyone to develop their own projects, for the benefit and stability of the entire community.
If and when these projects become profitable, the project will give a small percentage of its earnings to the community. So you will be able to farm for your own usage if you wish, or join the ‘food forest’ efforts. As long as you are not gaining profit, there is no commission to Florestral.