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joseph dooley
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Hello Forum

I have been fortunate enough to find myself in very exciting new opportunity. I was invited by a lovely young couple to come assist them on their beautiful 71 acre winery/farm. They have a big spare farm house, and are looking for more people to grow their operation.

I am searching on their behalf to find someone who is hard working, honest and has both experience and knowledge of applying permaculture principles for a small scale farm.

Below is their description of the situation.

We are looking for some aspiring farmers to help us make our land and business more productive. We envision a sharecropper/land tenant type arrangement, where we provide the housing, land, infrastructure, supplies and a brand that is recognized locally, in exchange for a share of the bounty.

We own approx. 70 acres in the Helvetia community, just north of Hillsboro. We have grown winegrapes since 1992 and made wines since 2003. A few years ago we began raising a variety of animals and now have a small herd of heritage pigs, sheep and turkeys. We have newly planted orchards, plenty of water and a renovated century barn. There is also a very nice second home with four empty bedrooms.

We would use our share in our farm baskets and during some private chef services at the vineyard house and gardens. We would expect the balance to be marketed at farmer's markets, local stores and to restaurants under our brand. We don't see this as a straight produce and meat farm but a farm of diversified and value added products - cured meats, cheeses, preserves, etc..., but would be open to listening to the members and maximizing their talents.

If anyone reading this thinks they might be a good fit, respond on here or at dooleyj.oregonstate.edu


 
Joe Walker
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I'm highly Interested in this opportunity. I sent an email to the email at the end of your post. My email is livewildforlife@gmail.com. I truly hope to soak further.
 
joseph dooley
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Correction, my email is dooleyj@oregonstate.edu
 
Andrew Rodriguez
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Hello Joseph, thanks for sharing this opportunity with us.
My girlfriend and I have been looking for something like this, you can read about our experience and qualifications here: http://www.permies.com/t/50071/WWOOF-organic-farm-volunteers-interns/Couple-care-organic-farming-position
In short I am a farm experienced, business savy, Permaculture certified urban farmer and digital artist. She is a Performance Art teacher and avid gardener. We have always loved the Portland Area and have talked seriously about relocating there this fall/winter.
I also have an extremely hardworking friend who would be willing to join. He has gardening and permaculture knowledge but is also a carpentry ace. I have lived with him for many years, he is very trustworthy.
My email is Armax000@hotmail.com
I'll contact you as well.
Hope to hear from you!
 
Emily Gerde
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Ten years experience care taking. We are an organic family who live in a tiny house on wheels. We we have two year old son who we homeschool. We have experience caring for large and small animals, have grown several organic gardens and are looking for like minded educated people to help out with their homesteading. I have been a teacher, daycare provider and currently a gymnastics coach. My husband has a masters in business and currently works as a account relationship manager at a corporate bank.
Our dream is to eventually be self sustainable. We love care taking and a very hard workers! We do not smoke, eat all organic, and see a holistic doctor for supplements and homeopathic remedies. I do not drink and my husband has less than 1 beer a week. Here is our blog https://www.facebook.com/tinyhousebigmoments/. We use all organic and mostly homemade cleaning products that are environmentally safe and toxin free. I am an excellent cleaner and organizer. Feel free to contact at koec0016@gmail.com we live in a tiny house on wheels so are available now.
 
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