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Caretaking/Homesteading position at 20 year old permaculture fruit and nut tree homestead/Nursery  RSS feed

 
Corrina Cohen
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Caretaking/homesteading position at 20 year old permaculture fruit and nut tree homestead with former owners of the online organic nursery https://www.rollingrivernursery.com. ; Come help us caretake one of the most biodiverse perennial plantings in North America:  70 varieties of grapevines 50 varieties of figs, 50 varieties of pomegranates, cold hardy grafted Avocadoes 100+ varieties apples…and so much more!

We recently sold our thriving online nursery business to the non profit, Planting Justice in Oakland CA.  They are an organization that does work in social, environmental and food justice.  One of their main focuses is creating living wage jobs for formerly incarcerated people. We are thrilled to pass our business on to an organization that has such a commitment and vision, as well as excited to see our vast and diverse plant collection be in an area of greater exposure and easier access.   We still have a local nursery here and we are producing grafted trees and native plants for local restoration work.  Due to our generous Mediterranean climate we are able to grow and reproduce both the classic northern temperate fruiting plants as wells as many sub-tropical fruits.  We are very passionate about preserving plant diversity and our homestead reflects that passion.  In the coming months Marc hopes to start his book on plant propagation and we are developing a website to sell propagation wood this year.

Our homestead is a dynamic permaculture forest garden which Includes a wide diversity of temperate and subtropical fruit trees, bushes and vines as well as many medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers . We also care for 10-15 goats, 30 chickens, 10-20 ducks, 5-10 turkeys, and honey bees.  We have intensively planted about 2 ½  acres to pomegranates apples pears persimmons, paw paws, peaches plums citrus, cherries, figs olives and jujubes, table (and a few wine) grapes, kiwis and berries, as well as perennial vegetables such as asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, artichokes and a large homestead annual garden.

Our location is paradisaical, a southwest facing slope right above the Klamath River. We use minimal tilling and make extensive use of perennial cover crops and rotational animal grazing throughout our orchard and gardens. Marc has been a homesteader, market farmer and orchardist for the last thirty years. He also has carpentry experience, knowledge of alternative building and solar power systems. Corrina has been farming and growing medicinal herbs and flowers for the past 15 years. Together we are continuously working to create a loving, low input, productive and self-sustaining homestead that can also serve as a model for others. We have 2 children, 22 and 11. We are passionate about our family, homesteading and home schooling, the outdoors, simple sustainable living, plants, eating healthy and a TV free environment. In our leisure time we enjoy doing fun things with our kids, hiking in the mountains, making music, swimming in the river and working on craft projects. The spirit of the farm is one of hard work and good family fun. We eat a mostly vegetarian diet of fresh ground grains, legumes, goat dairy, eggs, and some meat (mostly raised at our farm) for protein.

We are asking for 16 hours of work per week and depending on how many people are here 1 day a week on chores + occasional care taking.  In exchange, we are providing a place to live in a rustic cabin, many learning opportunities as well as goat milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit from the garden

We are looking for people who are emotionally mature, very responsible, easy going and good communicators as well as physically fit.  Related experience is preferred.  A good fit for us would be someone who loves to garden and enjoys spending time caring for animals, appreciates animal products and a place to live near the wilderness.   Longer commitment is most desireable.

Please contact us for an application and more information.

 
Guy gilbert
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Location: Miami, United States
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hello my name is Guy please have faith in me.. would like to talk more ! i need clean air. I've been.... Sous Chef, Bartender, Butcher, all positions in any form of food establishment, bad computer skills kept me as a working manager.  the next level is all office work. i would like to get my hands dirty again, be hands on, helpful, considered part of the family.
short and sweet i feel is better !  please respond if still available, happy to answer any questions.              gilbert42049@yahoo.com
Sincerely Guy Gilbert
 
Kayla Barthelme
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Location: New York
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I would love to connect with you to talk about this position. I have organic farming experience and am very passionate about permaculture and wish to immerse myself in a new environment and put my energy into living more sustainably, growing food and observing and learning from my environment. Please contact me by phone or email, looking forward to talking to you about this opportunity.

Kayla
 
ajeet khalsa
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Location: Knoxville, TN and Island Falls, ME
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Hi Corinna!

Your place sounds so lovely!!

I am mature, happy and live children!!

My so. is 20 and I've lived in knoxville Tennessee in the suburbs raising him (sans tv and most media)

Now I'm super wxciyed to travel, learning if sustainable living, and farming. I've been involved with SEWC and Corinna Wood for a number of years and make my living mostly through my yoga teaching and I've developed a lovely Chikdrens Yoga Training program which is called Dancing Spider Yoga

I've downsized to a tinty room at a friend's-yoga shack and  looking to relocate and revitalize my heart and mind living on the land

My timeline for moving is any time in early 2018

Thank you!

Ajeet Khalsa
ajeetlotus@gmail.com
www.natureandsoulretreats.weebly.com
www.livingmamasyogatraining.com
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Kat Vernon
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Hello,
My name is Kat Vernon. I'm currently employed at a permaculture Farm in Parks, Arizona. I will soon be moving to the San Diego area in California, and I'm looking for employment there. I prefer to be on another permaculture farm if possible. I'm willing to move around if you have a job opportunity still available. If you do, please email me at moxopolis@gmail.com. I used to live on a farm with many different types of animals, so I know how to take care of mostly cows and goats, although I do have experience with alpacas. I am an earth enthusiast, and I enjoy working with plants and crops. If you need to know any more of my resume, please contact me at the above email address.
Thank you from K. Vernon
 
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