My name is Raheem and I have recently moved to the state of Maine from New York in the hopes of starting or finding an intentional community for a multitude of reasons. I will be graduating soon with a degree in environmental science and I have worked on several farms. My plan is to work in conservation while also chipping in to help out in creating a self-sufficient community. I am trying to get more into living more sustainably however it is discouraging and very disappointing to me that there are not more people of color who do any of this stuff. I want to be a catalyst to change that. I also have my own ethical reasons for wanting to live off the grid and off the land. I have learned quite a bit on how to do this from the farms I worked at, but I need to learn much more which I feel often comes from trial and error. However, I could really use some help and support. If anyone lives here and would like to join or give advice, I would appreciate it.