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John Lewis Morgan
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Hello,
I am have been living on this beautiful 25 acre property for a year by myself and it is slowly becoming an amazing model for Appalachian-style permaculture and restoration agriculture.

The house is very large and spacious. There is a couple moving in soon and room for more. There are many opportunities for work and recreation in the nearby outdoor adventure town of Fayetteville, WV. Rafting, rock climbing and more in the beautiful new river gorge are just minutes away.

I currently have three large hugelculture-swales finished or in construction. tremendous potential for forest farming in the 20 acre new-old-growth forest with water shed and quintessential babbling brook. I have constructed a water tower rain catchment system with gravity feeds into the house. I also plan on developing ponds and springs for redundant water systems and resiliency. I study Ben Falk, Mark Shepard, Sepp, and many others extensively. Artists and musicians will find inspiration here as well. This is the real deal, brown permaculture. Ask any questions of me and I will try to get some pictures up as soon as I get a functioning camera. Come co-create with amazing people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I want to start hosting a few wwoofers as well. I have mulefoot pigs, nigerian dwarf goats and chickens. I had 12 ducks but the fox got all of them. I embrace a 90% failure rate, but my first season has been more successful that that .
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John Lewis Morgan
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cat black
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Hi john, super excited to read your post. Were a family of three looking for good friends to work hard with. Were already in a tiny home we love, so were mobile. I have a bunch more questions so PM me if you still have room. Thanks and best of luck! Cat
 
Karyn Tietz
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Still looking for someone? I can do just about anything, I am a hard, diligent worker, most of my previous employers will tell you I always smile. I can help a cow give birth, make an old projector television into a chicken coop, I can cook EXTREMELY well I will try to figure how to post a picture of my latest creation Baked Feta Cheese with fresh mint and honey drizzle. I can brew Jun Tea but don't like kombacha, I can make my own soda and have started brewing wine, and ginger beer, I can can any fruit or vegetable and even meats, I can also process the meat, not much on the killing them though, I can do books, website maintenance, I have a yes attitude, if I don't know I ask, what would the housing look like? ktietzinmt@hotmail.com
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John Lewis Morgan
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Karyn,
Gonna send you uh email. let's chat more.
john
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Just to expand.

I have experience as a wwoofer and hosting/managing wwoofers so i have a pretty good feel for how it goes. I'm most interested in hosting what I would call tenants. We agree on what it costs to house and feed you and you are expected compensate for that value with chores and other labor. I am not a fan of counting hours but I want things to be fair and synergistic. If I am supplying living space, food/cooked meals, and paying bills that might be a $600/month value... I would expect about 15-20 hrs a week of time and effort. There is also the possibility for a person to have their own patch of earth to steward and be responsible for (and potentially profit from): the individualist model... and i can be flexible about how an individual functions best and what their role might be.

It's basically just long term wwoofing with the option to become a live-in or tenant or community member. I do not care what it is called.

I expect a trial visit of a few days to feel things out. From there i expect (approximately) a month or longer stay to ensure that everyone gets something out of it. I prefer a longer stay if it is mutually agreeable. In return, a person receives food, housing, ample living space, education, experience, adventure.... and hopefully a sense that that they are making a real, meaningful difference in the world with their actions and "being the change you want to see". Also personal growth, experiencing beauty and being a part of something greater than ourselves.

I am easy to get a long with. Individuals diets will be respected as much as possible, especially if they can cook for themselves and others as part of their contribution. I like to cook and I cook a lot. I am a flexible eater. The three current people who will be eating here eat meat. l but I can cook any type of food. Much of our food will be inputs from the grocery store until more food systems are established/made use of.

I'm not big on schedules, but as more people are staying here, there will need to be some scheduling and task orientation/orginization i'm afraid to say. Ideally i like things to happen in a voluntarist, organic way. though big projects will require more management.

let me know if you have any more questions

john

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James Steven Smith
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Hello. I have no real experience in agriculture or livestock, but have a high desire to learn. I am 22, have little money of my own, and no transportation to speak of but two feet, but I would be more than willing to work mostly a full time equivalent. It would also be good to get back to my home of West Virginia, I have missed it. If you are interested in someone who is completely up for anything, I would love to speak with you. My e-mail is below.

js.smith2292 (at) gmail.com
 
John Lewis Morgan
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sent you an email!
 
Corbin Larsen
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Hey! I am really interested in coming down to be a helper/wwoofing. Just shoot me an email at corbin.larsen13@gmail.com and we can talk more.
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Update.

Currently have one winter wwoofer who is working out great! we've been innovating ways to reuse waste paper products as fuel for the wood stoves. We came up with a method that really deserves a youtube video as it's one of the most efficient/effective methods I've seen!

I have one fella lined up for the spring and am seeking some more helpers. Great things happening.
 
Dan Hulse
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Hi John,

My girlfriend Devin and I have been WWOOFing for the past year and would like to continue working on farms and experiencing new places. We both love the sound of your farm and hope that you're still looking for help. Spring or summer would be a perfect starting time for us and we would be willing to stay for 3 months or more.

I am 25 years old and passionate about permaculture and alternative lifestyles. I'm from West Chester Pennsylvania and WWOOFed for almost 10 months last year in central California and loved it. Both Devin and I worked with garden beds, seedlings, fruit trees (pruning, picking, mulching and weeding), chickens, property maintenance (fire prevention, ditching, and home repair), tractors, and honey bees (making catcher hives, building frames, harvesting honey, mite checking/prevention, feeding, and reducing hives for winter). I also have an associates in engineering and a residential carpentry certificate from Delaware County Communinty College.

Let me know if you would like to have us on your farm. I have plenty of references to provide. My email is dnhuls5@gmail.com. Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Hi Timothy,

My girlfriend Devin and I have been WWOOFing for the past year and would like to continue working on farms and experiencing new places. We both love the sound of your farm and hope that you're still looking for help. Paid work on the side sounds perfect for us since WWOOFing didn't provide that opportunity. Spring or summer would be a perfect starting time for us and we would be willing to stay for 3 months or more.

I am 25 years old and passionate about permaculture and alternative lifestyles. I'm from West Chester Pennsylvania and WWOOFed for almost 10 months last year in central California and loved it. Both Devin and I worked with garden beds, seedlings, fruit trees (pruning, picking, mulching and weeding), chickens, tractors, property maintenance (fire prevention, ditching, and home repair), and honey bees (making catcher hives, building frames, harvesting honey, mite checking/prevention, feeding, and reducing hives for winter). I also have a residential carpentry certificate from Delaware County Communinty College.

Let me know if you would like to have us on your farm. I have plenty of references to provide need be. My email is dnhuls5@gmail.com. Thanks for taking the time to read this!

~Dan Hulse
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Dan,

I'm gonna send you an email

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Megan McGee
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Hi John. I have a PDC but lack hands-on experience with permaculture. I want very much to learn and work hard at something I believe in, and what you're offering sounds like it may be the situation I'm looking for. Hope we can discuss it. You can reach me at meganmcgee860@gmail.com.
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Still recruiting for spring/summer 2015. Many projects in the works including a new, flood plain ecosystem based community garden space along the new river.

Also another 10 acre site that is in mature hardwoods. I purchased a small saw mill for sustainable milling and intend on develping a forest farming enterprise there (ginseng, ramps, paws, ducks etc) Just picked up a 1974 camper (for $400) for the site. That would make a great camp for a couple or brave lone-wolf....

in addition to my 25 acre home-base-site...

Crazy opportunities here!

john
 
eric loso
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Hey John!

The farm looks great! I am trying to line up a wwoofing/work-stay expedition for this summer and was wondering if you have any space available. I'd love to hear from you and I can tell you a little more about myself! my email is ericloso83@gmail.com hope to hear from you soon!
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Eric,

sending you an email...
 
Sergio Rosas
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Hey, i am not sure if you received my email. but if not email me at : sergiorosas35@yahoo.com

Thanks
 
John Lewis Morgan
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I did not receive your email. i sent you one just now.
 
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Hello John. Im Kevin, 25 with a lot to offer. Ever been to Baltimore? kevin.m.mccarty@gmail.com
 
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Hi John, I'm Linda, 21. I haven't had any experience within farming, but I am keen to learn. I have had experience working with a variety of animals; dogs, pigs, goats and horses. Please email me with more details, thanks laaw@hotmail.co.uk
 
John Lewis Morgan
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Hello!
sent you an email
 
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John Lewis Morgan wrote:Hello,
I am have been living on this beautiful 25 acre property for a year by myself and it is slowly becoming an amazing model for Appalachian-style permaculture and restoration agriculture.

The house is very large and spacious. There is a couple moving in soon and room for more. There are many opportunities for work and recreation in the nearby outdoor adventure town of Fayetteville, WV. Rafting, rock climbing and more in the beautiful new river gorge are just minutes away.

I currently have three large hugelculture-swales finished or in construction. tremendous potential for forest farming in the 20 acre new-old-growth forest with water shed and quintessential babbling brook. I have constructed a water tower rain catchment system with gravity feeds into the house. I also plan on developing ponds and springs for redundant water systems and resiliency. I study Ben Falk, Mark Shepard, Sepp, and many others extensively. Artists and musicians will find inspiration here as well. This is the real deal, brown permaculture. Ask any questions of me and I will try to get some pictures up as soon as I get a functioning camera. Come co-create with amazing people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I want to start hosting a few wwoofers as well. I have mulefoot pigs, nigerian dwarf goats and chickens. I had 12 ducks but the fox got all of them. I embrace a 90% failure rate, but my first season has been more successful that that .
 
Patrick Holcomb
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Hey john, I'd like to speak more on the matter as far as questions and conversing more If you're still looking for people to help.

I'm a single 19 year old male (soon to be 20.) Looking for work that I can use for great experience in future projects my parents are planning on doing in a couple of years. I wish to leave the city and become independant and self sustainable and experience real labor. I'm about 5'9 and 135lbs. I'm very energetic and believe the hard work and a more secluded lifestyle (compared to my current) would be great for my own health as well as helping myself and others in the process.

I'll be glad to tell you more about myself via email or any other contact method (I can send you a number to call/text through email if you are still looking.)

Jmhere5@yahoo.com
Appreciate it!
 
Kristen Tabor
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I'm sure you have all the help you need by now but I am a dedicated worker and enthusiastic! You can reach me at kristentabor@rocketmail.com if your interested!
 
jenny howard
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I've sent a Purple Mooseage your way
 
Mercy Zelazo
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Hello John,

Hello my name is Mercy Zelazo and I am extremely interested in working for your farm.

I have owned and ran my own farm for over 6 years. I had goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, rabbits and even pigeons. I milked my goats twice daily and enjoyed caring for them.

I am very passionate about animals and have been my whole life. I have had the amazing opportunity of working in several different animal fields. From a veterinarian hospital to being enrolled in a zoological park program.
It is my dream, my life goal, to work with animals. They are the highlight of my life and I would be incomplete without them.
I know I would be a great asset to your farm. I am dedicated, hard working, and a fast learner. I am very caring, passionate, and trustworthy. I have learned an abundance from and about animals in my life and cannot wait to learn more.
I currently live in Delavan, WI but am looking to relocate. I know you won't be disappointed if you give me the opportunity to be part of your wonderful establishment.
I appreciate your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you,
Mercy Zelazo

mercyovh@yahoo.com
 
Russell Knox
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John this opportunity sounds golden to me. I have recently been doing work on an aquaponics farm in central Texas but my boss has decided to sell the farm and move to California so I am looking for other opportunities. My goal right now is to learn everything I can about sustainable living, to travel, and to meet and know as many good people along the way as I can. Your exchange for for food and housing sounds more than fair (an equal exchange of energy is important to me as well). My email is russman424@gmail.com
 
Colleen Peltomaa
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John Lewis Morgan wrote:Hello,
I am have been living on this beautiful 25 acre property for a year by myself and it is slowly becoming an amazing model for Appalachian-style permaculture and restoration agriculture.

The house is very large and spacious. There is a couple moving in soon and room for more. There are many opportunities for work and recreation in the nearby outdoor adventure town of Fayetteville, WV. Rafting, rock climbing and more in the beautiful new river gorge are just minutes away. 

I currently have three large hugelculture-swales finished or in construction. tremendous potential for forest farming in the 20 acre new-old-growth forest with water shed and quintessential babbling brook. I have constructed a water tower rain catchment system with gravity feeds into the house. I also plan on developing ponds and springs for redundant water systems and resiliency.  I study Ben Falk, Mark Shepard, Sepp, and many others extensively. Artists and musicians will find inspiration here as well. This is the real deal, brown permaculture. Ask any questions of me and I will try to get some pictures up as soon as I get a functioning camera. Come co-create with amazing people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. I want to start hosting a few wwoofers as well. I have mulefoot pigs, nigerian dwarf goats and chickens. I had 12 ducks but the fox got all of them. I embrace a 90% failure rate, but my first season has been more successful that that .


I see this post is originally one year old and I trust you are making good progress. We purchased a .22 acre lot in Raleigh County as a launching pad for going around the area and to find more acreage for a homestead and permaculture (I'm mostly into fruits, berries and melons). We recently saw a 17 acre farmette with a nice home priced at $59k, but we have not yet sold our home here in Connecticut so are restricted to drooling over photos of fertile acreage.

Would you please tell me if you have had any personal experience concerning mining rights and how that could play out if one does not own the mining rights and what you think is the likelihood of negative impact?

 
Bayer Watson
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Hi John,

Are there still any spots at your place? We have no permaculture experience, but my wife and I have WWOOFed in Hawaii for 9 months and I have worked on a vegetable farm in Colorado for a season. Of course, we would be eager to learn. It sounds like you have a really neat setup and I'd love to find out more.

Please email me at: bayerowatson@gmail.com
 
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