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Couple Seeking Farm, Family, Ranch, Homestead, Ecovillage, etc. for Work/Live Trade + Stipend  RSS feed

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Location: Pennsylvania
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We are a couple interested in permaculture homesteading one day, but for now we are looking
to increase our knoweledge and experience in related tasks.

Starting December 1st, 2012, we are specifically and especially seeking out:

Permaculture Design
Homesteading Skills
Natural Building
Perennial and Food Foresting
Medicinal Herb Cultivation
Livestock Husbandry
Market Gardening
Passive Solar Design

We are currently coming to the close of a full-season apprenticeship at Spoutwood Farm,
a certified Naturally Grown CSA farm and education center in southern Pennsylvania. While
at Spoutwood, we spend our time under a farm manager in the garden. We've done it all,
from seed to delivery. We started plants in the greenhouse, transplanted, weeded,
watered, maintained the field, harvested, washed, and packaged vegtables, herbs and
some flowers. We live onsite in a small cabin without running water, and also help out
whenever there are educational groups who come for tours or educational programs.

We believe working with animals is a crucial aspect of harmoniously living off the land, and
we are seeking a much deeper interaction with them in a farm setting. We also seek any
experience with marketing food to a local community, whether it be veggie, fruit, or animal.
We are both competent and hardworking indviduals capable of working alone, with a group
and taking leadership roles when necessary. We offer different experiences with our
previous jobs, which have helped shape our work ethic and desire to work, live, and
prosper sustainably. Our combined skills include:

Both of us are Certified Permaculture Designers
Woodwork and Carpentry
Extensive Animal Care
Un-certified Organic Farming
Native Landscaping
Web Design

We are both commited to the environment and being part of a local food system, and
we're always encouraging others to do the same.

The thought of traveling out of state is not only comfortable but desirable for us. We are
ideally seeking locations in these states, but are always open to the idea of any others:
Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California (Northern), Wyoming, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire.

We will provide resumes once we start a conversation.
Hope this finds you well, and we hope to hear from you soon.

~Meghan and Quentin
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Hi Megh,

How do you feel about Canada? Would you be interested in coming to a small starter farm? We have Maple Syrup, Small flock chickens and lots of organic gardening which includes new hugelkulture beds. We have a blacksmith shop onsite and are looking at building cob walls and a cob oven for a community kitchen this coming season.

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I know it's a while since you posted, but I had to give this a try. My wife and I want to build a healthy life for ourselves. To that end, we bought some land. It's completely undeveloped, and it will be a while before we get there. If you're looking for a place to call home, I think it would be grand to have you there for free. We would get the benefit of good people on the land, and you would have more or less free reign in a good area (just north of Laurel, MT). From the sound of you, I wouldn't discount the idea of you living there even after we move there (it's 20 acres). Let me know if you're interested, or if I'm just being the fool.
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