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Location: Southwest, VA
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Hey there,

I am a 24 year old aspiring farmer and entrepreneur currently growing near Blacksburg, VA. I manage a market garden of about 2 acres on a rural property, growing organic produce using permaculture and sustainable methods. Most of the land I cultivate is on steep slope to which I designed a series of contoured beds and terraces using a transit. I work with one business partner who owns the land and helps in the garden.

I have grossed up to $5,000 a month selling at local farmers markets with my seasonal produce. I have been concentrating on annuals as I am on rented land and needed quick return on my investments as well as a beginning income stream. I have experience with most farm animals and am a certified bee keeper.

My passion is perennial food systems, silvopastures, and communal living. My ultimate goal is to be on land that I could eventually own. Although I have had success with annual vegetables, I have also learned that I value community and long term projects above all else. I am posting in search for various opportunities, on land with like-minded people, for proven vegetable growers in an intentional community setting.

My email address is abundantspecies@gmail.com. I have a facebook of the current project at facebook.com/thehighlandfarmers.

Thanks,
Jared
 
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Hi Jared, are you still seeking an opportunity? We are seeking a three month (or longer) intern for our organic garden here at the Ecovillage Training Center. We are based within The Farm which is a historical intentional community of about 200 people. Send me an email at ecohostel@icloud.com if you're still seeking!!

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hey there, my girlfriend and I are trying to do find someplace to get our own farm going around Charlottesville and Scottsville in Virginia. Contact me if you are interested.
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