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Hey Farmers,

We are an experienced farming couple with a motor home looking for a friendly farm.
Growing and processing food is a great passion of ours. We have about 3 years experience working on farms. We have each introduced ourselves below.

Sean

I attended college at USC and St. John's University thinking that I wanted a career in finance and byusiness. However, as I expanded my knowledge and experienced the so-called "real world" I soon discovered that I wanted to be as far away from the financial and business sector as possible. I have always had a great passion for my health and as I began to gain a more comprehensive view of the food system I realized that simply eating fruits and vegetables wasn't enough. I came to realize the most important thing is how the food is grown and where it comes from. Upon coming to this realization I have done my best to immerse myself into the organic growing community.

I started out with a small home garden and realized I wanted so much more. Next, Angel and I interned on organic farms in Oregon and Montana during the summer of 2012. We worked on a creamery that focused on milking goats and making cheese. We also worked on a family homestead that had a great garden and introduced us to permaculture. These experiences were extremely rewarding and made it clear to us that working on a farm is our true passion. Experiencing farm fresh food became the climax of our daily lives. We understand the limitless value of great food and thus we are motivated to put forth the effort and hard work to grow it.

I love to spend my time outdoors and in the garden. I am in extremely great shape and enjoy working hard. Some of my other hobbies are cooking, hiking, yoga, and reading. I am always seeking ways to expand my knowledge and create a better lifestyle.

Angel

I am a soon to be 26 with a great passion to preserve the art of growing food and sustainable living. I recently graduated with my BA in Geography from California State University of San Bernardino. I have four years of gardening experience and I love the connection with nature that it provides me with and the benefits of eating high quality food. Recently I have been indulging in studies of medicinal herbs and foods. This past year I did an apprenticeship with Rosemary Gladstar, in which I focused on herbal remedies and using food as medicine. I receive great pleasure when I make herbal remedies and tinctures and pass them on to my friends. Nourishing other is one of my favorite ways to connect with people.

I am in the beginning stages of starting my own business. I make all natural and organic beauty care products and herbal remedies. My ultimate desire is to live on a homestead some day and grow my own food and herbs to use in my herbal remedies and beauty care.

I love being in the garden and growing my own food. Thus I am more than willing to work long and strenuous days. My past experiences working on farms have been extremely gratifying. Nothing is better than working up an appetite in the garden and then quenching that desire with freshly harvested food of the highest quality.

Sean and I work very well together and serve as great motivators for each other. We love to go hiking and to cook together. Maintaining the health of our bodies and the environment we live in serve as our primary motivations for daily activities.

We look forward to hearing back from you.


Regards,


Sean and Angel
909-243-9450
 
Michael Newby
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How do you feel about Northern California? I would personally prefer Jefferson State but I work with what we have (which besides the being under the regulations and control of CA is heaven on earth if you ask me).

At the moment I'm focusing more on infrastructure establishment over actively working a dedicated garden. We do have enough room that you would be free to establish your own garden plot somewhere as long as it worked with the plans for the property.

I have a pretty decent skill set that I can share with someone and there's plenty of other things that I'd like to learn either from someone or with someone.

Take a look at my projects page to get an idea of what I'm working with and if you're still interested shoot me a PM and we can talk things over a little more.
 
Lynn Sue
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If you are still looking for a place, and would consider Minnesota, please contact me. My farm web site is www.chengwatanafarm.com
Minnesota is cold and inhospitable much of the winter, but has a lot going for it!
 
Krystina Szabo
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200 acre farm in southcentral Virginia just getting going as organic. Would you consider this area? Let me know.
 
Laura Emil
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yesterday was a beautiful day. I spent the morning in one of the barns, sorting out 'stuff', inching my way closer to making it 'manageable' for someone else, while my partner cleared fencelines around the paddocks. In the early afternoon, we took a break to burn a brush pile (left smack in the center of the horses alleyway to three of their paddocks, by last year's resident dreamer. We'd offered full and free use to a "promising" wannabe farmer, but turns out he was really just an overgrown irresponsible kid. Hard to judge folks - we let him camp here thinking he was going to build a future, but he left behind a mess instead.) Back to the positive - last night, we sat on the front porch and enjoyed the lighting bug show. monday, we'll both return to 'work', but these weekends are just wonderful (especially when the best weather coincides with our weekend window to this life.)
we aren't farmers - i'm just trying to keep up with this piece of land in northeastern pa with an outside job to pay for the tractor repairs, the spring development project just completed (gutters to capture rain from the barn roof is probably the next big expense...), and my partner does more than his share in heavy lifting (with no interest in farming, though an appreciation for the bounty from the garden.)
forever, it has been my dream to protect and preserve land for sustainable living. for the last 30 years, i've managed small steps on this 50 acre piece of farmland, with some help now an then (and hanging on with David Mallet's garden song playing in my head when I get too tired) and am now exploring how to put it into a land or farm trust. it's available to share. for a week, or a month, or a season, to explore and consider the future, and for the lifetime of the stewards. (and along the way, i've been entrusted with another piece of land, 80 acres in northwestern pa. also available to share, but no barns...)
http://usebccinstead.info/FARM/
~laura
 
Charley McDowell
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hey i just posted a caretaking position and picture of my land in northern ca. Let me know if you are interested.
 
Charley McDowell
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Here is my place
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Daniel Palacios
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Have you concidered north florida. We are in growing season and I am pretty new to the farm, 1 year, and I am looking to expand the farm to grow more food. We currently have over 10,000 blueberry bushes. 8,000 is organic, and clean. I want to farm animals for eggs and meat, vegtables fle food and fodder and start a permaculture fruit grove. Not sure how it's going to unfold but the farm is expanding all the time! Building a barn soon to host more wwoofers and more farm hands! My email is lemondannyp@gmail.com. Email me if interested.
 
Mary Johnson
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Hi, I tried your phone, but voicemail hasn't been set up yet. You still looking?


I'm looking for some beginning permaculture farmers who seek mentoring and the opportunity to try out their own business in a supported homestead environment. I'm co-founder of Terra Genesis International, and teach permaculture at Greenfield Community College in western Massachusetts. Please pass this along to anyone who you think would be interested. Thanks,
Mary Johnson


> Permaculture homesteading and business mentoring opportunity -Searching for 4 special talented caring people.
> Please share this with friends who might be interested. We are searching for 4 individuals with an interest in collaborative homesteading or developing their own earth based regenerative business. The opportunity comes with the option of some consistent professional mentoring. Home/Landowner is offering a farming/permaculture business mentoring situation on a 6 acre homestead in Ashfield. Cost for the on-site residential option is $450/month but you keep all that you earn from your business to help offset this cost.
>
> Applications are due Nov 15th. Send brief letter of interest stating why you are interested along with your resume to mejinwesternmass@gmail.com. There are 4 residential positions available, and participants will live together in a communal household and manage the 6 acres while working on developing their own permaculture/farm business with assistance from the landowner and the other participants. Non-residential participation is also possible.

The optional coaching can include business plan development, Holistic Management'TM, advanced topics in permaculture, marketing and hosting an onsite Permaculture Design Certificate course, as well as PDC teaching experience.

We are searching especially for someone with a passion for regenerative livestock rearing and beekeeping, someone who has experience and interest in culinary arts/value added products and medicinal plants, someone with gifts in marketing, farm based tourism and education. Also open to other innovative creative entrepreneurs with other interests.

People from diverse backgrounds and traditionally under represented groups highly welcomed.

> See photos and past experience on www.permacultureglobal.org -search for wrcinashfield and on Facebook at Watershed Resource Consultants.
http://wrcinashfield.wordpress.com

> > http://www.wethetrees.com an online crowd funding website for permaculture projects, and people needing help raising funds to take a permaculture design course, internship or project.


 
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