Matu Collins wrote:Ellen, have you become a WWOOF host farm? That has been a great place for me to meet good helpers. I've been contacted by a lot of potential wwoofers who may prefer lounging around and picking wildflowers but a good application has helped me. I am very choosy and have had great success. I am happy to send a link to my application to anyone who is interested in making their own application.
Jessica Gorton wrote:Where are you located?
Ellen Schwab wrote: I am not asking for experience or expertise, but someone who is willing to put together a plan. I will even assist with the plan.
Matu Collins wrote:It sounds to me like there is something in your offer that is holding people back.
For me, there are three things- one, I and my husband like privacy. It would be hard to move into the same house as a relative that we know, moving in with someone who we don't know would be even more daunting. Another thing is the distance from markets that are friendly to organic food. I would not want to farm any other way. Food prices are low enough as it is. The other thing is the idea that you could send us away at any time. I would not be at all comfortable jumping into such a situation.
I would encourage anyone with a large piece of land to consider selling or trading a piece of it to someone just starting out...we need more people on the land. There are many ways to make this a comfortable arrangement for everyone involved and a positive experience.