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Nick Hummel
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Hey Everybody!

I'm looking to move to a major metro area down south in the next few weeks. Right now its between Austin, California (LA or San Diego), or Florida (Miami or Tampa). I'm hoping to find a symbiotic living situation where-by I can camp on your land in exchange for my permaculture farming knowledge and labor.

If you have land near these areas and are looking for someone to help get you started in homesteading or need help on a farm you already have up and running, then I'm your man.

A little about me: I'm 24 yrs old and have worked on 3 different permaculture farms as well as 2 organic vegetable CSA's. Currently I am completing a growing season at New Forest Farm, the farm of world-renowned permaculture instructor Mark Shepard. My job here has been wholesaling green peppers and acorn squash to Organic Valley.

I am primarily looking for a spot to camp in exchange for 20-30 hrs of work. Preferably, I would like to be expanding my homesteading skills and growing nutrient dense crops for the both of us, and maybe keeping some
chickens for eggs. Trying to market produce is fine and all but I'd like to move away from trying to farm for a living and more towards farming for self-sufficiency. If you share in my desire to grow nearly all your own food, then we could make a great pair. My years working on organic and permaculture farms have given me more than enough skills to do this.

I'll cover the work, you let me camp on your land in exchange, and we both reap the rewards of the harvest.

I'm also open to doing whatever work you may happen to need, I'm not totally tied down to self-sufficiency farming so let me know what you need and we can try and work something out.

So, who wants to work together?
 
Jeff Williams
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Hello nick
Interested in the South Carolina Low Country? I have purchased undeveloped land and have a PDC developed plan. Now I need help implementing the plan. Interested in helping to build a permaculture homestead from scratch?

If so drop me a purple moosGe.

Jeff
 
Joe Werle
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I suspect you want a warmer climate for the winter months but I have a great location in Indianapolis, Indiana and would like to trade housing for your experience. 1.93 acres with the old farmhouse, barn and carriage house in the older suburbs east of the I-465 loop. You could camp next to the new rocket stove... with electricity and rainwater supplied toilets.

jwrp@earthlink.net

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Nick Hummel
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Hey Joe, sweet house and rocket stove! Unfortunately I am looking for some place warm, but best of luck to yah!
 
Peter Kahner
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Hi Nick...

We are looking for someone just like you. Our ranch is in Three Rivers, CA (three hours from SF and LA) and right at the entrance to the Sequoia National Park. We have pigs, horses, chickens, garden, cat, dogs, goats and looking to create a completely self-sustaining ranch. Even looking into complete solar system for the entire property. We are located on a river and have great views of the mountain range around us. The weather is fantastic for most of the year. Very warm in the summers and average temp around 55/60 in the winter (fine for winter gardens). We would be happy to share pictures with you and talk more about what we are looking for as well as see if this fits into your plan. Let us know.

Best,
Robert
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Ken Peavey
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I sure could use a hand around here.
 
Dayna Burtness
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I hear Bill has some space up in his tree. He's 93 you know.
 
Nick Hummel
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HAHA that's true.. I hope he likes to cuddle
 
Erin VanGrinsven
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How do you feel about Fort Myers, FL? Our family is working on our urban food forest and could really use some knowledge from a real live human instead of a You Tube video. Email me if interested. thetestosteroneadventures@gmail.com
 
charlotte anthony
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hi nick, i'd love to hear where you ended up.

i have a great warm place, in india if you are still looking.

charlotte.
 
Ellen Schwab
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Could use some help in SE Ohio. Old farm house w extra rooms. Organic, grassfed cattle, plus. Prefer a couple, but am open to other arrangements.

Ellen
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Peter Kahner wrote:Hi Nick...

We are looking for someone just like you. Our ranch is in Three Rivers, CA (three hours from SF and LA) and right at the entrance to the Sequoia National Park. We have pigs, horses, chickens, garden, cat, dogs, goats and looking to create a completely self-sustaining ranch. Even looking into complete solar system for the entire property. We are located on a river and have great views of the mountain range around us. The weather is fantastic for most of the year. Very warm in the summers and average temp around 55/60 in the winter (fine for winter gardens). We would be happy to share pictures with you and talk more about what we are looking for as well as see if this fits into your plan. Let us know.

Best,
Robert


what a beautiful ranch that you have Robert! How big is it?
 
Len Ferguson
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Great way to put yourself out there like that Nick. I agree on your ways as well. I seem to perform the same type of work but being totally new to permie, I know what I have read from the community so far is pretty appetizing. I live off the land in the mountains of N.C. and I have to admit that not only did I learn a lot, but I learned the ways of the land. I think i'll be posting a bit about this more come in my near future. I am a conservationist and always have been. Bet I just wanted to drop this message to everyone in the community for the contributions. Thanks for the 411 as well.
 
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