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Dominik Eckenstein
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Location: Brooklyn, New York
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We are looking for help as we begin implementing permaculture designs inside and outside of our historic brownstone building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The home, built in 1868, has recently been renovated according to Passive House standards. We aim for a low ecological footprint both the construction of our projects, and our daily conduct. Whenever possible, we make use of salvaged and recycled materials, and other ecological alternatives.
Upcoming projects include creating a rainwater harvesting system, composting, building gardens in front and side yards, as well as the rooftops. We look for responsible and mature helpers, who have a mind for environmentalism and sustainability. This would be ideal for somebody with a strong interested in permaculture or green building, specifically in its urban application. Having taken a permaculture design certification course is helpful, but not required.
We also welcome skilled tradespeople with experience in construction related fields. Regardless of the type of experience you bring, workers need to be self motivated and be able to work without supervision at times. We ask for workers to stay a minimum of 4 weeks.
The building is lived in by two permanent residents, and two studio rooms are regularly rented to travelers. Along with the permaculture projects, workers are also assigned basic housekeeping and general communications with the guests.
We offer free accommodation in exchange for 24 hours of work per week.
This is a great opportunity for anybody looking to explore NYC and/or urban sustainability. Public transit is very easily accessible. The surrounding area holds opportunities for all interests.
 
Carnell Sesler
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My name is Carnell and I am looking to do some different tgongs in my life..I also would like to see different parts of the country.I love to be physical but don't have much experience with building..but I can assure you I pick things up very quickly.you can reach me at 8139004799..I look forward to hearing from you soon
 
Janie Friedman
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Hi there!

I am really interested in your project (I have been itchin to try some urban permaculture projects) and would love to come and check you out sometime. I come to NYC somewhat regularly and I would probably be able to extend one of my trips in the future to come and work with you for a few weeks.

If you think this would be a possibility, let me know!

Janie
 
Mar Barak
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Hi Dominik,
I have taken Geoff's PDC course. I permed a historic brownstone in Bronx. Ive since moved from that property that was my home. Currently in FL. I have
construction knowledge but dont do any myself. I would like more info please.
Thanks
Marla
Katherina111@yahoo.com
 
Samantha Spalti
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Are you still in need of interns? I'm taking a PDC course now and applying the principles to my lot which is a former pasture in Central NY. What I'm really interested in learning about is urban permaculture.
My email is: goodbeingsam@gmail.com
 
Michael Gindi
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Hi Dominik. Interested in volunteers? I'd love to assist and gain some knowledge. Weekends only. Did not take a PDC Course - maybe next season. You can reach me at megindi at gmail. Thanks!
 
Lydia Nebel
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Hi Dominik,
I am hoping to move to NYC and be involved with farming. I have experience.
Hope to hear from you.
 
Jessica Richardson
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Hi Dominik,

This sounds like a great chance to get involved with urban permaculture (and I sure do want to get involved!) If you're still looking for people for this spring-fall 2015 contact me. I have some experience and if I ended up as a good fit would be willing to stay for an extended time. You can contact me at rich0927@umn.edu I can send you some info about myself.

Can't wait to hear from you,
Jessica
 
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