I am looking for a situation where I can contribute my skills, tools and energy in a rural situation where folks are building self-sufficiency through cottage industry and/or small-scale food production (WA, OR, ID, MT). I would be looking for a place that offers simple housing for myself and a small wage or share of revenues generated or the ability to earn money independently. My skills and interests include: Micro-farming, organic gardening, raising dairy goats (10+ years), cheese-making, sustainable homesteading, renewable energy, green construction, political organizing, computer skills (i.e. professional web design, web-based activism, digital graphics, databases & spreadsheets), writing and editing, verbal communication, teaching, intentional community, permaculture, photography, herbology, cooking and music. I am a Certified Permaculture Designer. I have 20 years farming experience. At 55 years of age (male), I seek an opportunity where I am not called upon to carry the whole weight of a project, but I am healthy and I have enough stamina to contribute valuable energy to a team effort. No money to invest, just skills, some tools, creativity and humor.
Your skillbase and experience would be an asset here at Wilding Center. We are presently reforming looking for longterm land partners, we've been functioning with mostly short term 20 somethings over the past eight years while simultaneously looking for longterm folks to collaborate within a caretaker collective. This community land project is in Southern Oregon. Would be happy to give you more details over the phone. Please email me at email@example.com. Thanks, Erin
posted 7 years ago
Thanks for your reply. I did send an email but I have not heard back from you. I would like to talk on the phone and I can call for free if you give me a good time to call and a Ph. No.
posted 7 years ago
I would also be interested in exploring opportunities in British Columbia, just so ya know.
It looks like you have number of replies, but just in case you have not found anything, there is a space opening soon in our urban homestead community. Our focus is on medicinal herbs and we have an organic food business, and certified kitchen on site. While we are not rural and have limited space, we are networked with a number of other local farms. We are looking for co-creators who share our vision. Our interests are in food self reliance, permaculture, respect for the earth, community, communication, and service.
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