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Seeking to aid permaculture farm/food forest

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Location: Coconut Creek, Fl
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I am 23 and looking for hands on experience with farming based on permaculture principles. I am currently located in South Florida, but am eager and willing to relocate. I am a hard worker, a fast learner and a problem solver. If you have a family with children I also have experience with childcare and education. I value sustainability, community living, and honesty. I am willing to do whatever sort of work you need. I’m also not a half bad cook! Please feel free to reach out with any questions, I am happy to help and to learn.
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Hi Kyra,

Have you considered Wheaton Laboratories?  Paul has what he calls the Boot Camp to introduce people to his community (and to weed out those who'd rather not work much).

There are some very intelligent and capable people there this winter you might enjoy being with while you learn and build. Your time there will do three things: give you access to some brilliant minds and skilled hands; give you a chance to become part of the land if it's a good fit; and you would be helping create a base which researches the best technologies and the best ways to implement them.

Check them out here: An introduction to permies community: Boot Camp

I'll visit these people myself: CRMPI for their banana growing above 6,000feet in the Rockies of Colorado

...and these people Tamera to see their cool stirling engine (maybe take it apart and put it back together when no one's looking).  Sepp Holzer made their pond/lake which is full now in a desert area. Be advised to listen to what they think of sexuality before you go so you're not surprised.

If those don't interest you, I've got some wild ideas and a little knowledge skill to back them up; send me a purple moosage if you want.

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Hi Kyra,

I'm working on creating a plant nursery business in north florida that may interest you, although it is just in its beginnings.  Send me a message if you want to know more!
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Hi there!

We have a 1/4 acre permaculture homestead in Orange City, FL. The food forest is going on its 5th year, and we raise goats ducks and chickens for eggs milk and meat. We are also commercial aquaculturists in Cedar Key, which is starting to make homesteading by ourselves a little tricky.

We are looking for someone to share all this with, who wants to dig in and learn with us. There is a lot already in place but we are constantly adapting to increase efficiency with our space and our systems. This person would also farm sit when we take our trips to Cedar Key. Or even help with our clam farm if that is where the interest lies.

Our house is 1500sf and there is a private room and semi private bathroom available. The neighborhood backs up to a wilderness preserve, Blue Spring State Park is really close and there's awesome kayaking and bike trails available. We can offer housing and an opportunity for hands on learning, in exchange for an agreed upon amount of help. We would also ask for at least a 3 month commitment.

My husband and I are mid 30s, no kids. Before homesteading we did a lot of traveling and we love music and cooking. I had just started professionally singing before the pandemic.

Anyway I am not sure if you have already found your opportunity. But if this interests you or anyone reading this, let me know and we can chat a little

- Kat and Zack
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