My name is Dakota me and my partner Vincent, are youngster newbie who have gotten deeply .. well obsessed to be honest with trying our best to work with nature instead of against it. We originate from the west of Canada though we are often found running around on different continents. This will be Vincent & mines third year ‘farming’ nonstop, usually spending the summers in Canada working on various farms and then the Canadian winter abroad where we might be able to farm somewhere else. We try to take this time abroad to learn about other climates, plants, ideas and lifestyles. As each year passes we find ourselves drifting deeper and deeper into permaculture principles. My first internship four years ago being spent on a large scale organic vegetable farm too now, finding myself farm sitting in the diverse rolling hills of Limoncito Costa Rica, on a farm that produces almost no waste and is working towards becoming completely self-sufficient. Being able to have worked on so many different farms has given us the opportunity of trial and error and with being able to constantly meet new people we get some many different insights and ideas from some truly brilliant minds.
And though our hearts love the traveling life, we have begun to really start thinking about starting projects of our own. Because yes working and helping change theses farms we’ve been on has been a dream but we always end up leaving at some point and never really get to see the full fruit of our time and energy.
We have contemplated the idea of buying land but traveling farmers aren’t the most well off and private land doesn’t really interest us that much. My partner and I are looking to start working towards building (or joining!!) a community centered small scale ‘farm’ ( for lack of a better term) . We want to help move a community closer to self-sufficiency by growing food, baking, working with materials found locally to build eco houses and alternative structures,brewing beer!! working toward having a free school; creating a learning space for people in the community to come share and learn from one another, growing a medicinal garden so people needn’t rely on pharmaceuticals, learning how to personally reuse the things we consume and not just send them AWAY & to treat natures gifts as exactly that and not as ‘resources’.
And this is where you guys come in the permies of the world!! Is there anyone out there who;
is looking to maybe start something along the same lines who might be looking for people to do it with?
Anyone who knows of a community/people who is already up to this stuff who might be looking for help ?
Anyone who has some extra space on their land who would be willing to let us do some of these things in exchange for some sort of barter be it work , food from the garden ect. ?
We dont have our hearts set on any part of the world in particular. We have worked in some very different climates so are very open to where . The most important thing to us is finding some like-minded people to do it with
We would love to talk more with anyone who might have advice or insight on any of these ideas as well.
I live near the Waneta crossing, by Trail on the US side in the Northport, Wa area. I may know of a few people that could use you for the year, free room and board (actually a bus for the barter fair). They dont grow their grain but all else-beef, lamb, turkeys, rabbits, pigs and spinning all happen there. Im not clear what you looking for but there are a few communities close to here that you may want to know. I have messaged you privately somehow and have my contact info but here it is so you can email email@example.com louise
We have approximately 100 acres in the Ozark's in Missouri, in the USA heartland, or just south of the heartland. We are new to permaculture and farming. We love the land and have wanted to start an eco-village where we will build various eco type housing. We want to have each type have room for a guest(s) to stay and experience first hand how the home feels. We hope when they find the home right for them and their area we will have people go with to help them build their new eco-home or at least help them get it started. We will of course get paid for our efforts thus helping to keep all the bills paid and give us the extras we need to build and develop. We also want to grow organic food and animals on the land enough for everyone in the village. We have many ideas and have been looking for those of similar interest. It will be starting at ground zero but if you have ever been to the Ozarks, it is beautiful like a Rockwell painting! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-717-2023. Would love to discuss with you and your partners ideas for building a community and see if we could be your stable home in the future.