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Student in permaculture and organic farming looking for a farm to work on for my summer.  RSS feed

 
Solomon Zaremby
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Hello all,
I am Solomon and loking to learn form tose who are willing to teach. I'm a student at FGCU who already is experinced with aspects of food foresting and organic farming and would love to learn from poeople who make there lives with it. I aspire to oneday myself own or partener on land and own a farm so getting experince earlier is a great start. I'm 22 , hard working and a quick study. Again i have expeiecne with food foresting already and would love to learn and work on a forest garden or orgainc farm. I live in florida, I have experince tropical and sub-tropical climates and some varation in soils. I would like to either find my way to the north florida or georgia. So please get back to me my summer starts in the beginng of May so let me know thanks .

Solomon
P.s. I can be reached at mszaremb@eagle.fgcu.edu
 
Lance Bozek
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Hi Solomon,

We have a permaculture internship that sounds like it might fit exactly what you are looking for. It is suited well for people who are interested in permaculture as a full time career. We also offer permaculture consulting and design to other areas off of our property, so our interns will also gain that experience. Here is a list of some of the experiences you would have here:

  • Permaculture Design & Consulting
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Sustainable Building Techniques
  • Composting Techniques
  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
  • Conscious Living within Community
  • Several Local canyons for Hiking and Exploring
  • Natural Hot Spring Pools within 15 mins



  • However we are in Utah, so quite a bit further away than you were originally looking.

    Let me know if you are interested in discussing more.
     
    Dave Zoller
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    Howdy!


    We're a bit out of your stated range of travel, and i hope you've found someone you can spend a growing season with but if you're still looking we've got a pile of opportunities for you. We have a small place where we a slowly but surely doing things the right way, and then we have a business that does things as close to the right way as the clients will allow. I would imagine that short of spending an entire growing season with someone this might be a really good fit just due to the diversity of activities. I've written up a description below. regardless, good luck to you! -Dave

    This is the copy and paste part:

    us:
    two folks, Holly and Dave, with three babies. a three year old and two infant twins. We have land, we have space and we have gainful employment. what we don't have is time.
    between twin babies and a sustainable landscaping business that just tripled in size our property is...getting mowed, and that's about it. which seems like a shame.

    What we are offering:
    room and board*
    paid labor at a living wage**
    engaging farm work***
    a good time****

    * initially you will be staying in the front room here :
    https://www.facebook.com/valleyhillgeneralstore/photos_stream
    yup, that's right a genuine 1887 general store. We are building dedicated intern housing but for now you'll have to suffice with 10 ft tall windows and walls covered with antiques.

    we'll provide plenty of food, but as we have small children the caveat on the board part of room and board is that it'd be good if you could share in with the cooking.

    ** I have a sustainable landscaping business it's here:
    https://www.facebook.com/victorygardensofkentucky
    and here:
    http://www.victorygardensofkentucky.com/

    and it's a really good year to be be gainfully employed playing in the dirt. we can fit just about any skill set into the schedule so I can assure you one day a week but if it something you excel at we can find more hours.

    *** We're on 12 or so acres, with a barn, creek and a slope bedecked with hugulkultur berms (these https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150859142691721&set=a.10150859130936721.395205.711371720&type=3&theater) . Our focus for the next year is prepping for a massive tree planting in the spring. orchard fruit on the hugulkultur slope and natives on the steeper slope and the creek banks. Additionally we are in the process of setting up a nursery to supply the landscaping business.

    **** i really like our valley. for instance these are our nearest neighbors http://ourfarmky.wordpress.com/ . Albert who's house you can almost see from here is a professional potter who is always happy to have folks over and a further bike ride is a two other families on our road.
    we're a potlucking sort. additionally if you'd like to try your hand at homebrewing, we have a fairly large set up. if you enjoy hiking there's 900 acres attached to our farm with the largest private lake in washington county included.we have canoes and it's a short drive to the salt river. if you'd like to go tubing cartwright creek is a fine waterway after a rain. We also have the lincoln branch which is best for regular creek dipping.

    What we are looking for:
    A few extra hands*
    folks that are good with (or at least don't mind) small children**

    * there is a tremendous amount of work to do and it is clearly defined ( I run crews for a living so you don't have to worry about being board sitting around waiting for me to make up my mind). While we would still like to meet you if you don't have a strong work ethic, you probably won't see much of us.

    ** cause we've got a lot of them.
     
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