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Douglas Courtney
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I'm a capable young man that is looking to intern on a farm or ranch. I have always had my own garden and animals i'm a very self sufficient person that gets by on what I have i'm willing to learn take on responsibilities and keep up with whatever needed. Can start as soon as possible
 
Daniel erline
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bike hugelkultur urban
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central pa here if you don't smoke anything see my site in my signature
 
Dave Zoller
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Howdy Douglas,

I've got paid work and interesting work, sometimes i get them to overlap. regardless there's room, board and plenty of work for you in kentucky if you're still looking.
thanks, - 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.
 
robin dickson
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hi douglas, a friend of mine lives in leeds, north dakota is totally off grid, needing whatever helf she can get let me know if interested in more info
 
Ellen Schwab
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Older woman in SE Ohio could use a hand. 740)343-3255.
 
steve barker
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Summer/Fall Apprentice Opportunity Clear Water Sanctuary A cooperative Permaculture Homestead 20 miles northwest of Olympia WA
An apprentice would experience natural building including earth, cordwood and roundwood construction, reciprocating roofs, integrated greenhouses, barn-building and portable animal shelters, plasters and various earth recipes, off-grid water and energy systems, no-till forest gardening methods, pole-fencing, wild-crafting and a lot more. This will be a well-rounded and intensive learning experience in the sustainable arts. This needs to be a good match both ways. It’s a great opportunity for just the right folks wanting to learn a lot in a short time…by intensive hands-on experience. Here’s what we have to offer: besides the mentorship* (please see to learn more about the mentor) in Permaculture and natural building, a LOT of homestead skills will be in use and taught along the way. We can also offer to share an old-style farmhouse on a 100 acre cattle ranch nearby, complete with electricity, phone, clean hot & cold water, full kitchen and even a small hot tub we can set up. The ranch has a beautiful river that flows by. There’s also camping on Clear Water Sanctuary land, 25 acres of forest in-holding with a large clear, cold, creek that runs through. There’s room for 2-4 folks. The exchange covers the places to stay, a few bulk food staples, and intensive mentorship. Apprentices need to cover most of their own food and basic needs. This can be seen as a great deal because many students are paying lots of money to learn these skills in places that are more established. For a hearty soul eager to deepen their Permaculture design experience and broaden their natural building horizons, this could be a golden opportunity. If interested please contact clearwatersanctuary@yahoo.com 0r try calling 360-249-3166

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directory.ic.org/23389/Clear_Water_Sanctuary
 
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