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R Nichols
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Cob Project Campus is a new and budding permaculture school willing to help beginners on their quest to learn all there is for the beginning stages of permaculture. In other words strong and able bodied individuals that are not afraid to be involved with an ever changing permaculture environment in the high desert badlands of central Oregon.

Cob Project Campus has been slowly building from the bare ground up with the help of many wonderful young volunteers. We are so blessed and pleased how people step up and help with what they can. Several folks have moved on to new horizons.... and now CPC is looking again to fill a few spots for folks that want to help us help others. Nathan Schmit and Ruth Nichols are long time owners of the property at CPC and have worked very hard to get some structures up and usable or for building year 2014. All the plans are in place and are now we are looking for willing and able volunteer help.... possibly could stay at CPC for the warm weather months. Possibly a gardener with desert gardening skills or someone with cob and RMH building skills. We are older folks with lots of knowledge to share but don't want to cast our pearls to those that do not share our vision. We have plans for three or four, 199 sqft intern bare bones (no internal plumbing) cottages to be started this year. Primitive camping is currently available, the shower is being built currently and one of the interns cottages has been started, the outhouse pit toilet is in place, herb greenhouse land is cleared and ready to start building. A 20x45 high tunnel cold frame has been constructed in another location nearby and currently being used. Cob Project Campus is a small piece of land (just under 3 acres) but largely dedicated to all future permaculture living and tribal community minded life style. This campus is not for the weak of heart or those that do not understand living outside of the normal human constraints. We are hoping to train many future teachers in the way of permaculture living for those that are new to it and encouraging those that would like to teach in this type of environment to contact us about what skills you may currently have and willing to share.

We are currently also on a few facebook pages... some being COB PROJECT CAMPUS https://www.facebook.com/groups/cobprojectcampus/ and Church of Permaculture https://www.facebook.com/groups/468720769862659/ Most of the time we can be found or contacted there. All our personal information is also on facebook. We have spent all our savings and more to get this place to teach and share. Its been well over 200,000 to date and yet there is little to show for it to most people, but we see what all has happened to change the face of our home... this residence into a more true Paleo tribal minded school, museum and community chartable food system. Much has been done and much more will need to be done yet to make this the type of place someone would like to call home. We are an older couple willing to share and teach. We are also not willing to put up with any nonsense. I am a born and raised country girl. My husband grew up just south of Portland. We are both in our later 50's but still strong enough to keep this momentum going. We are always interested in younger intern couples that want to come and help us with the construction phase of CPC.

The herb greenhouse, yoga space is the current project at hand in addition to the hobbit style interns cottage, the no soap shower "room" and the campus kitchen. We also have a root cellar started and several new garden beds being build hugelkultur style as well several lasagna style garden beds and loads of potential low tunnel cold frames for winter crop growing. Yes, this is the high desert, Virginia...so everything has loads of potential in a good and sustainable environment with the right people involved.

If you are interested in being a volunteer or working for a crop share please contact us at cobprojectcampus@mail.com Further information can be obtained by visiting our web page www.cobprojeccampus.org Let us know what you are willing to help cpc with in your message. UBUNTU!
 
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