Hello, my name is Justin and I'm a young permaculture enthusiast and aspiring designer/builder/educator. My partner, Catherine, and I are from Austin, TX and currently on a 3 month immersive permaculture and organic gardening internship at Lost Valley Education Center, outside of Eugene, Oregon, while simultaneously completing a Permaculture Design Course. The experience has been so beneficial and we are now seeking new opportunities to expand our knowledge, skills and experience. We are envisioning a live-in situation on a farm, homestead, or community (we have a small travel trailer), but we're open to many options.
We are both honest hard workers and quick learners, intent on helping others and making a positive change in our community and the world. We have experience in the nursery and garden- seeding, transplanting, soil and compost building, organic fertilizers and compost tea, pruning, hugelkultur, several propagation techniques like layering and hard wood clippings, polyculture, guilds and use of chickens and ducks for garden/orchard preparation. We have worked in orchards, forest gardens and maintained forest areas, including some exposure to swales and key line design. Another big part of our education here at Lost Valley has been in infrastructure- grey water systems, compost toilets, light construction and natural building, solar water heaters, trail maintenance, rain water collection and more.
We have an entrepreneurial ethic and are interested in small business opportunities. We also both have experience working with children as summer camp counselors and highly value the education of the next generation. Oh, and we love to cook delicious healthy food! We don't need to work together if your only looking for one person, as long as other work opportunities exist in your area.
Please reply with any opportunities or leads you may have for us! Thank you so much.
We would love to hear from you Justin. Please see our posts and contact me for pics, cell phone and more info. Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Justin, would you and Catherine consider a permaculture experience in the high mesa conditions of New Mexico? I have an acre and a half space (about 30 miles south of Albuquerque) where I am slowly realizing my vision of a High Mesa Conditions Permaculture Education Center. I moved to New Mexico 6 years ago, and became certified as a Permaculture Designer with the Permaculture Institute (Scott Pittman) here in New Mexico. The basics of infrastructure have been laid (grey water system, water catchment from roof, beginning wind breaks and some gardens, BUT I need help bringing my full vision to reality. I would offer room and some board (I have 3 bedroom 2 bath house-bedroom and bath available for your use) for physical labor help, but even more, assistance with fund raising projects, such as kickstarter or finding other grants, etc. Perhaps you could even find a way to fund a salary as a manager for this venture. Hoping to hear from you, Gwendolyn Hill
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