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Bart Meijer
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Dear Permies,

I am Bart from the Netherlands, we are working on setting up a care farm in the Netherlands,
if we don't succeed due to the banks not helping out, then we consider buying a farm in Croatia.

Cheers Bart
 
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Howdy Bart, welcome to permies!

Tell me more about what a care farm is.
 
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Welcome, Bart! Best wishes to you in your endeavors!
 
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Hi Miles,

The care farm idea is to have challenged people join us in the work on the farm.
This will give them day activities other that doing yet an other colour plate.
In the mean time during activities the will get coaching, personal talks and assistance.
Apart form having them see the joy of what they have grown themselves (and taste ) we try to work with their possibilities, not their impossibilities.
We would learn them how to seed, grow and multiply plants that they can sell themselves.

Thanks Elissa, working hard to make a dream come true and share the fream.

Cheers Bart
 
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Bart Meijer wrote:Hi Miles,

The care farm idea is to have challenged people join us in the work on the farm.
This will give them day activities other that doing yet an other colour plate.
In the mean time during activities the will get coaching, personal talks and assistance.
Apart form having them see the joy of what they have grown themselves (and taste ) we try to work with their possibilities, not their impossibilities.
We would learn them how to seed, grow and multiply plants that they can sell themselves.

Thanks Elissa, working hard to make a dream come true and share the fream.

Cheers Bart


Oh, I LOVE that concept!
 
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Welcome to permies, Bart. It sounds like your farm project is a really good one, and I hope you achieve the support you need to make it real. My work will likely take me to the Netherlands late this summer or early fall. Let me know if you'd like some weekend help as long as things progress and I get the free time, of course.
 
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Bill Erickson wrote:Welcome to permies, Bart. It sounds like your farm project is a really good one, and I hope you achieve the support you need to make it real. My work will likely take me to the Netherlands late this summer or early fall. Let me know if you'd like some weekend help as long as things progress and I get the free time, of course.


Hi Bill, already been here in Holland or not yet?

Well I am back square one again.
In Holland our care farm is a no no, banks do not want to work with us.
Even though our project is well calculated, makes energy instead of costing it.
Anyway.

There are no problems, but merely challenges from which one can learn, isn't it?

So, it will be Croatia, planning to go there coming March.
Found a house we want to buy, will do that end of December,
then the hunt is open for a good farm nearby, possibly one that needs rebuilding.

Life is not a destination, it is a journey

Cheers Bart
 
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Bart,

The project has been pushed out until February now, I go to Asia for a while instead. I am very sorry that your project was denied by the banks, but as you say, life is a journey, not a destination. When I was unemployed for a time in 2003, I always used to say, "Life is change." Now I say, "The sky is Blue!" Some may go all scientific, but to me clouds, rain, snow or whatever - it is just transient stuff that obscures the view - and at night it is too dark to see! LOL

I wish you well in your future endeavor to bring Croatia some permaculture goodness.
 
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