If you're hard working and passionate about a future in clean growing, we'd love to talk with you.
We are seeking people for spring 2016 with permaculture and farming knowledge that are ready to partner on a rapidly growing farm. We're Certified Organic and pending Bio-dynamic Certification and being in our 50s, it's time to start looking down the road to establish a small community to keep this growing going. I have my PDC and Advanced Permaculture Practicum and was lucky enough to spend a week with sepp holzer in CA for an Advanced Practitioner Workshop.
We are in southern VA, in a tiny county and have now reached a point where permanent farming partners just make sense. We have plenty of available land for anyone interested in settling down vs interning or Wwoofing. We have a 2 bedroom cottage (grey water system) for our guests that we're happy to share in exchange for seasonal help (6 month minimum) and/or for a couple folks to live in while we see if a longer term partnership works for both of us.
Here's a link to what we've accomplished so far and we welcome questions and input.
Hubby is a professional artist blacksmith & his shop is also on our farm.
We are now accepting applications for spots that will open in early March.
thanks for checking us out!
Looking through your posts and pictures it looks as though yall have created something truly amazing and beautiful.
Food forests are an extreme interest for me, as is swale and berm water collection coupled with hugelkulture. I am looking for a place to grow with and become a part of rather than an internship. I am a hard worker and motivated by hard work and perseverence.
I would love to speak with you more on what you are looking for and what I could help with. I am 30 years young and living in louisiana at the moment. I have transportation and would love to join you and your husband in Virginia to accomplish all your goals for the farm and then some.
I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for reading.
If you would please go to our web page www.cricketscove.net there is an "intern" application. Although we are NOT looking for people that want to work their way around the country (which is great, but no longer right for us) we are using this application as a starting point. I would love to talk further with you and thanks for checking us out!
We are not starting a closed intentional community, more of a small intentional neighborhood where everyone works and benefits from the same soil. We are not the spot, if someone is looking for a place to live, do a little work and become a part of a closed, large self sufficient community. This is a for profit farm that has grown so much that we clearly cannot keep up with and continue to develop with temporary Wwoofer/interns. We are looking for partners to keep this growing, going in a deliberate and responsible way.
We are seeking folks that are passionate about responsible growing, feeding people with clean food and making a living, rooted in 1 place. We begin with a short (6 months) internship commitment, with a % of net profits after 3 months. That is sufficient time for all parties to see if a permanent partnership is good for all. We have approx 20 acres under cultivation, have chickens, ducks and pigs currently with plans through 2017 to expand the animal varieties. There is so much to do since this farm is only 6 years in the works.
Thank you again for your interest and dedication to the earth!
I'm interested in hearing more about what you're seeking from partners?
I want to find family-oriented communities without open door policies who want co-owners or people to share their land in a rent-to-own type of format. I want to find partners here.
Link your thread in the reply, if you have one, or just give me a heads up that you sent me a PM with more details about your interests and what you have going on with your growing or established community.
I envision and would love to be in an environment that values:
-Sustainable land development, ideally in a lush setting with water rights and plenty of trees for recreation
-Minimal electricity and low-level electromagnetic activity i.e. Wi-Fi and cell phone for work
-Use of basic tools and infrastructure for simplistic, primitive building
-Organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic and natural living/farming
-Homeschooling/unschooling, non-violence, conscious/attachment parenting (NO corporal punishment)
-Off-grid living, self-sufficiency, sovereignty, social activism and ethical microbusinesses
-Animal husbandry i.e. cows, goats, chickens, rabbits are all great!
-Tiny houses i.e. cob, gypsy wagons, cabins, yurts, bell tents, wofatis, houses on wheels, weather/disaster/attack proofing
-Prepping and self-defense strategies
-Canning, dehydrating, herbal medicine and holistic/energetic healing
That's not an exhaustive list so please don't feel you have to meet all of these criteria or that you wouldn't be a match if you are working on something else I didn't specify.
Zack Welch & Chastity Knapp
Keep the faith...there are good spots and great people growing in positive places.