My name is Zachary Simone and I was born and raised on Long Island New York for 19 years. I, as well as my older sister Taylor both attended traditional college and we came to the conclusion that this society no longer serves us and is aligned with our vision of the future. Against my parents wishes/expectations I dropped out after my first semester to pursue the yearning for true freedom that was uprising within me. I no longer could envision myself working a regular day-to-day job in this society. I no longer resonate with the out-dated, backwards systems of living that leave people in a perpetual state of needing something for what should be free, scarcity is an illusion for abundance is a mindset manifested. I have asked the many questions, gone through forum after forum figuring out both how humanity arrived here and how it is we will move forward, leaving behind the old fossil-fuel paradigm of destruction. I took what I learned the past 6 months researching permaculture and experimentally applied it on a small scale in my backyard creating the foundation for my dream of a backyard food forest and eventually food freedom for me and my community. I find biodynamic/organic permaculture to be the path towards sustainable recreation and grand risings as I believe the food you eat does effect consciousness. As of recent all I want to do is connect to nature and experience all of mother earth's wondrous mysteries. I, as well as my sister Taylor, are seeking any and all permaculture/organic farming apprenticeships or volunteer work. We are quite eager to get on the road and start taking action and are more than willing to travel across the country or even world to go where we are meant to be. I have hope that someone will see this and can help direct me towards a community or homestead that has available spots and doesn't require large sums of money or farming experience. My sister and I are extremely devoted to bringing about this change that needs to occur and learning how to live off the land in a sustainble, practical way. My dream is to one day be apart of or form my own permaculture community founded on the higher values that connect all beings. If anyone is out there in the perma-verse who has any information that would aid in my journey it would be infinetly appreciated.
Hi, I am in Ohio working in urban agriculture and permaculture. Nothing I do is free, it's all work, all day, but it's enjoyable to me and moves us towards what we see as a better world. You can check out what I do on FB or Instagram at Imitating Eden Garden Design. What attracted us to Cleveland is a combo of things, including Cuyahoga county being mostly urban but zoned "agriculture" and our city allows chickens too. An adjacent city is toying with allowing goats. It's therefore not uncommon to see lawns converted to edible gardens and I am working with several public schools on integrating urban agriculture into their curriculum. There are permaculture classes in this area sometimes too. The housing is also relatively affordable.
Welcome to Permies Zach! Well done for dropping out and learning about sustainable farming, you can always go back or learn online without a huge debt. Working with your hands is great, seeing things grow magical and fulfilling. There are many opportunities on organic farms, there is a worldwide organization with that slogan called WWOOF.
WWOOF Good luck on your travels and don't forget to tell us all about it on Permies.
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We're about 20 minutes south of Amit, in Richfield, Ohio. If you visit him, you might want to stop by here to also see how a more rural organic/permaculture/biodynamic farm works. It's funny that Amit started out his reply to you by writing that "nothing he does is free". That was my first thought also as I was reading your post. If you do get to a gardening/farming community you will very quickly learn that none of what we do is "free". It's all lots of work. Some are suited to it, others not so much. A great deal of whether a person will be successful in this life is whether they are comfortable living in their own skin and how rich their imagination and dreams are. It's a different world, lived at a different pace, than urban/city life. One of the first lessons of this life is how different time is. These days most folks watch TV and "deeply learn" that problems come along and then are solved in 1/2 hour. On the land, things are much more about seasons and years or decades.
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Hi Zachary and Taylor,
My farm is in Virginia, on the Southside, in Halifax county. I am considering a room/ board barter situation for someone who would be a good fit. I have 65 acres that has the basic infrastructure, i.e., old farmhouse, excellent well, orchard, bees, hog barns, garden spots, greenhouse to be put up, hen house, creek, pond, lots of habitat and wildlife. Then there's me, the dogs, barn cats, dairy goats, honey bees, chickens, and a field decorator horse. Be advised only heat is wood, no A/C except for 1 room when the temperature stays over 95 for more than 2 days, one bathroom, no television, marginal cell phone and internet reception. If you are interested, Purple Mooseage me for contact information.
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