Living in Harmony with Nature and teaching others to garden the natural (organic) way, with emphasis on practices that lead to NUTRIENT DENSE produce!

Harmony Gardens

Harmony Gardens
Bey Home designed by Stitt Energy Systems, Inc. 2002

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Our intent is simple: to provide useful information on gardening, health and sustainability issues. We will include class and meeting announcements, gardening information, and book reviews. The articles that Calvin writes for Garden Thyme, the Master Gardener Newsletter will be included. We will try to make this site easy to use and relevant.

About Me

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Harmony Gardens is the home of Calvin and Doris Bey. As the name implies our goal is to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. We are concerned about the environment, energy efficiency, organic gardening, alternative health, and sustainability issues. We love our Stitt Energy Systems Inc. energy efficient home, which received a First Place NAHB National Award for 2003. Calvin is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist. Each year he teaches classes in Organic Gardening in February and March and again in September. Doris is a retired RN. Calvin and Doris have put their energy efficient house up for sale (by owner). See first post for description, pictures, and house design.

May 9, 2017

Energy Efficient House with Big Organic Garden - For Sale

Energy Efficient House with Big Organic Garden
For Sale  
Calvin and Doris Bey
8779 W. Forest Hills Dr. Fayetteville, AR 72704


Area heated and cooled: 2786 sf, including 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living-dining- kitchen (Great Room, sunny with south view to gardens).  

Large study, hobby room, laundry room, winter clothes storage closet, and large closet in MB that serves as a Built-in Tornado Shelter, FEMA certified. Shelter has separate foundation, double strength walls and ceiling, and metal door.

Extensive built-ins through-out. Hardwood and tile floors. Handicap accessible.

Three-car garage (816 sf), with cabinets, and entrance to attic for storage.

House designed, energy-planned, and built in 2002 by Stitt Energy Systems,Inc.


Received2003 National EnergyValue Housing Gold Award for “Custom Homes in the Moderate Climate” category.
Wood-burning, soapstone (8200 pounds) fireplace/oven (Tulikivi), for axillary heating of house in winter. 

Insulated foundation, poured concrete using insulated concrete forms.
6-inch thick structural insulated panels. 

Ice House Roof ® ventilates roof for 50% savings in summer AC costs.
Solar panel for heating water. 

Extensive windows on south exposure for passive winter heat gain, and extended eaves to control summer sun. Vinyl framed double-paned windows with low-E glass and argon gas. 

Eight ceiling fans and LED lighting throughout.
Insulated and finished 3-car garage, with shelves, work bench and cabinets. 


Dining/Living Area


 Master Bedroom
Master BR -- View 2

Guest Bedroom
Hobby Room


1.8 acres, level to gently-sloping land, in city, with city water. Lot backs up to native forest and feels like “country.” No flooding problems. 

Large (4,000sf+), productive, organic vegetable garden (with potential to triple size) including blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, figs, asparagus, and 10 pecan trees. Excellent, deep, productive, soils. 

Many shade trees, shrubs, herbs and flowers. Yard received the 2016 Fayetteville Urban Forestry Landscape Sustainability Award.

Tool storage shed, 8 x 16 feet, plus compost storage facility. 

Main Vegetable Garden

Garlic and Strawberries

Grand Champion -- Root Vegetables

Grand Champion -- Mixed Vegetables

Tall Corn Contest Winner (13.5 feet)

Italian Sweet Peppers

Figs -- Brown Turkey and Ladoka

Austrian Winter Peas and Oats (Winter Cover Crops)

"Cloned" Work Force    😋   👍   👎  

Flower and Bird Friendly Yard-- Organic practices for 15 years

PRICE: $398,900.00

Contact: Rod Hagan, Keller Williams Realty, 479-644-9052

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