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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 www.Rolling Rivernursery.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 100+ varieties apples…to name a few.

We recently sold our thriving online nursery business www.rollingriver nursery.com 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 will be developing a website www.fruitwoodnursery.com to sell propagation wood in the next few years.

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 own and operate www.rollingrivernursery.com a certified Oganic  on-line container grown, Edible Landscape mail order plant nursery with a diversity of over 300 fruit trees shrubs and vines.  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 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, 20 and 8. 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 2-4 days every other week on chores + occasional care taking.  We have laying chickens, turkeys, a  milk, meat and pack goat herd of about 7-10 (usually no more than 2 milking does) and ducks. 

We are looking for people who are emotionally mature, 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 working with animals and appreciates animal products and a place to live near the wilderness.  In exchange for work, we are providing a place to live in a rustic cabin, learning opportunities as well as goat milk, eggs vegetables and fruit from the garden.  We do not at present supply meat products.  Longer commitment is most desirable.

Please contact for an application and more information about us.
 
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Hey Corrina,

I sent an email yesterday to corrinaandmarc@rollingrivernursery.com, is that the right place to reach you? I realize it might be different since you sold that business.

Thanks!
 
Kristen Tabor
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Hello, greetings from Kristen and Alex!
We're a couple looking to get out of society and into the wilderness, we both love animals, and gardening, as well as time outdoors!
My name is Kristen and I've had experience at an organic farm in Arizona at Southwinds farm.  Living closer to nature has always appealed to me, and i was lucky enough to find someone like-minded when i came back to seek further education. 
Alex is a full blown health nut who loves movement! And cant resist a cat video... XD.   
We'd love an application as well as more information about you guys, you can reach us at Kristentabor@rocketmail.com
 
Derek Richardson
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Hello Corrina,

I'm a young man of 27 looking to further explore the world of sustainable agriculture. It's always been of some interest to me as I grew up in a traditional farming family and spent much time helping my grandparents on their farm as a child. I have attempted a little bit of permaculture myself by propagating native fruit bearing plants here in Nebraska around my families property with limited success. I've had a fair amount of experience in providing care for animals. I've milked goats, had the privilege of them putting dents in the hood of my car because of their love of heights and chased chickens out of a garden patch a time or two.


Thank you for any consideration. I would love to hear more about the duties I'd be given along with the accommodations that are on offer.
 
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Corrina Cohen wrote:Caretaking/homesteading position at 20 year old permaculture fruit and nut tree homestead with Former owners of the online organic nursery www.Rolling Rivernursery.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 100+ varieties apples…to name a few.

We recently sold our thriving online nursery business www.rollingriver nursery.com 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 will be developing a website www.fruitwoodnursery.com to sell propagation wood in the next few years.

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 own and operate www.rollingrivernursery.com a certified Oganic  on-line container grown, Edible Landscape mail order plant nursery with a diversity of over 300 fruit trees shrubs and vines.  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 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, 20 and 8. 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 2-4 days every other week on chores + occasional care taking.  We have laying chickens, turkeys, a  milk, meat and pack goat herd of about 7-10 (usually no more than 2 milking does) and ducks. 

We are looking for people who are emotionally mature, 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 working with animals and appreciates animal products and a place to live near the wilderness.  In exchange for work, we are providing a place to live in a rustic cabin, learning opportunities as well as goat milk, eggs vegetables and fruit from the garden.  We do not at present supply meat products.  Longer commitment is most desirable.

right here..looking for something long term and im experienced..bushcraftgoblin@gmail.com 

Please contact for an application and more information about us.
 
Corrina Cohen
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Hi Derek,
We'd be interested in speaking further, Do you have an email I could send to?  Not sure how else to contact you.
Best,
Corrina
 
Derek Richardson
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Corrina Cohen wrote:Hi Derek,
We'd be interested in speaking further, Do you have an email I could send to?  Not sure how else to contact you.
Best,
Corrina


Thank you for your reply, my email address is kingdom_come3000@yahoo.com

You're completely welcome to ask personal questions about myself as well because this isn't an ordinary job application. We'll have to be living in close proximity with each other so we'll have to get along to some degree for it to work.
 
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