I've come to the Barbara-Kingsolver-conclusion that living and farming in Tucson, AZ is not sustainable. And it's only going to get hotter. I'll be in Tucson for the rest of the month and so will take best advantage of this time by interviewing all of the local Urban Agriculture folks to learn from them.
In moving on, I'm wondering how to go about finding a place to live.
I've started a short list:
+ free flowing water. well augmented by rain water harvesting? river (as in Missoula, MT)?
+ a community in which to sell my produce. a 100 mile foodshed is fine, but I'dl like to have a smaller circle.
+ my ideal would be to live in a climate that would support figs and olives, but i realize that this may not be possible if i throw in "free flowing water" as requirement number one.
What I have:
+ education and practical experience in organic farming/gardening in desert and temperate regions
How do I go about finding such a place? I've got a map and a 40mpg Honda Fit. What next?