Hi! My name is Danny. I am 24 years old and in very good mental and physical shape. My intent for making this post is to reach out to a group or team that can utilize my talents. Although I am not the best writer, I hope my message is clearly received.
A little about myself.
My first garden was a five by five section of the main garden. I was successful at growing some tomatoes at four years old. Plants have always been at my core. Although I only became serious grower when I turned 18. I have almost two years experience working and living on farms. Including three months on a budding eco village. My main focus is to learn. It tickles me to gain knowledge. I would say my strongest asset is problem solving. This makes me an excellent farm hand, so I've been told. My weakest point is I can become restless if I am not tasked, and this has caused issues when down time is occurring. Some have said I am not a team player, I am working to adjust these weaknesses. I'm just a go getter and may go to fast for some. Living life fascinates me and I am very grateful to be alive.
I wish to find strangers that I can grow and learn with. Eventually calling these strangers family. I wish to join a person or team that is living the lifestyle that this site depicts. Whether it be a functioning system, or one that needs some tender loving care. I wish to be calm and work together.
My possible contributions.
Learning is very important to me. This has granted me a wide knowledge base. Having me on board is having a go to person when a project or problem arises. I give valuable perspective, and if I dont, I work to better the situation no matter what. Even if it's a hug or a smile. My biggest contribution would come in my physicality. I can work all day, hard and efficient. If I make a mistake, I am almost always capable of correcting it. It is a goal of mine to not break something I cannot fix. My skills really are wide and varied to the point that I do not know I have it until it happens. Computers are not a mystery to me, although I stray away from wanting to code and build computers. I am courteous and kind to all customers and am a pretty good salesman. Take it that I'm selling plants. Finance is not my strong point, but I can make money fairly quickly.
I own enough gear to live in the woods. (really only enough for myself, but I do share) Most of it was salvaged or bought at thrift shops. I own a 1996 safari starcraft. It has minor issues, no tags or insurance, but it is a goal of mine to fix her up, pack my gear in, and hit the park's. My job at the nursery has ended for the season after about 9 months. This has left me pinching pennies and I do not think I will be investing heavily in my van. At this point I may just call a tow truck to pick it up. I only paid 600 for it in running condition so I am not attached to it. It is a sweeet van though. With that in mind I am even willing to store my gear and van, pack a pack and bag, and hit thegreyhound. I am pretty flexible.
If I have caught anyone's interest please inquire. I have a Facebook and email so that we can potentially get to know one another.
My composition skills could use some work, I was never good with closings in school. If it may, thanks for reading and taking time to read. I hope this message was well received and that I find a team. Until then, have a great new year and may the wind be at your back.
Danny! Danny! Danny I am beside myself with excitement at your post! I am looking for someone just like you, as I share many of the same attributes and am trying to form a community in eastern TN on our large wooded property (with pasture). I am a mother, a shepherdess, a permaculture plantaholic, I spin/knit/weave wool from my sheep, wookworker, beekeeper, etc, etc. I love LEARNING too!! I am always working on too many projects and need HELP! OK, I need to take some deep breaths! We MUST talk!! firstname.lastname@example.org, but I think I found you on FB.
Hey Dan. Im 23 and in a similar boat. Im from Northern California and just recently got involved in bike packing. I will be traveling to different farms and permaculture sites around the Pacific Northwest and possibly mid/southern Cali.
Do you have a wwoof account? Maybe we could link up and combine efforts to create a sustainable farm/site. I am trying to gather emails and connect with young people who are dedicated to sustainability/ permaculture/ green building and everything organic. My instagram is @youth_of_the_world . if you are interested in talking, send me a direct message there.
Good to hear from you.
posted 2 years ago
Lets get in touch. My email in email@example.com. I like Facebook too so you guy's can see a little about me. I also like phone calls and Skype. Thanks for the replies.
I can't recommend Theron Beaudreau highly enough. He's in Nacadoches, TX and has 100 plus acres. The site is in early stages of switching from a conventional farm to a food forest paradise. He is an excellent mentor and is connected to one of the most incredible permaculture networks I've had the pleasure of being a part of. There's a great scene in Nacogdoches, and a huge one in Austin. If your intentions are to be at a place for a full season, I would definitely send him an email. http://www.integratedacres.com/
posted 2 years ago
Thanks for the recommendation Elizabeth! I will certainly look into this. Though another stint in Texas will need some convincing on my end. Again thank you.
posted 2 years ago
Also Scott, I do not have a wwoof account nor do I have an instagram. I would love to collaborate. I have provided my email and my Facebook is easily obtained. Our intentions may be a little apart, although bike packing is a dream of mine, I am more seeking a more "permanent" option. Like I said, I would love to collaborate and discuss possibilities. Shoot me an email or find me on Facebook please.