My wife and I bought 12+ acres in Colchester, VT this spring. It is an awesome property, including a large hill that overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Most of the land is wooded and hilly, and I have been working on putting in a pond and some hugelkulture beds.
I am looking for someone close by that would like to share my land with me to raise food for ourselves, families, and community following permaculture principals. My idea is to have one or two people help plant the garden, raise pigs, and raise meat birds next year (I'm open to other projects as well). This way we can split the labor associated with daily chores and actually leave the house for a vacation from time to time.
I have not attended a PDC but I think I have studied enough to at least have the basics of permaculture down. I plan to follow these principals as much as possible and hope to find people who will want to work with me who share the same ethic. I figured this would be the best place to look to find those types of people. With that said, I welcome all levels of the Paul Wheaton Eco Scale. I'd love to show you what I know and will gladly soak up any information you can give to me.
If you live in VT, let me know if you're interested, or if you want to meet up for a beer sometime.
My wife and I were excited to read your posting. I am currently finishing an organic farming apprenticeship in the Burlington area and am a PDC graduate. I am planning to be at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia over the winter months but would be very interested in 2013 to start farming in the Champlain Valley. Your proposal sounds almost too perfect. If you are still looking for collaborators we should meet up for a beer and talk.
This thread is so exciting! I live in Burlington and am currently looking for a place to farm/practice permaculture. I am a PDC graduate and have worked on a couple of farms in Vermont and Maine. I am interested in growing food and building a demonstration site with education for adults and kids, as well as a perennial CSA. I envision creating something similar to D Acres (http://www.dacres.org) and Whole Systems Design (http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com) but on a smaller scale. If this sounds good to you and you're still looking for collaborators, I'd love to meet up!
Location: I live in a retirement community in Whiting, NJ.
posted 7 years ago
If you are still looking to get people share a labor of love in permaculture I am interested. I will need more information about your offer and you need to know more about me. You can contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we can continue to communicate. Look forwards to hear from you in the coming days.
Love life, live life,