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Hello there fellow permies!

We are a young and passionate couple looking for interesting opportunities. We are currently volunteering on a small organic farm in Louisiana.

We are both debt free and out of school and want to soak up as much experience as we can, as we plan to purchase some land in Texas in the future.

We are looking for a land owner/farmer/organic business operator that we can work with and learn from.

What are we looking for? Hard to tell really, as long it is plant related. We are interested in working for a Permaculture nursery, start a market garden from scratch, doing work in exchange for a PDC, general organic farming and C.S.A and care-taking for some disbanded land would all be wonderful. We are very entrepreneurial in spirit and have good marketing skills. Katharine is a book-keeper and worked at a native plant nursery and I volunteered in a number of farms and started a few veggie gardens and am currently studying Permaculture. We are drug and drama free.

Starting a Permaculture nursery, establishing an edible forest or starting a small C.S.A are things that we feel passionate about, although other venues might interest us as well. Money is a lesser issue as long as our food and rooming expenses are met and we work well together.

We both love plants, kayaking, bicycling, enjoying walks in the woods, reading and working outside. I play some guitar and she likes to paint.

We will happily provide solid references upon request.

If this peaks your interest or you know someone that would be interested please send a message so we could start a dialog,

Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day,
Reed
 
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Hi - I'm not sure from your message if you're looking for somewhere in Texas right now ...if not, what about Bulgaria? have a look at my post http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/6020_0/wwoof-organic-farm-volunteersinternsjobs/pig-farming-opportunity-in-bulgaria
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Gabriela Prado
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Hello from Nicaragua,
We are two writers who have a 15 acre piece of land in the Pacific Coast of rural Nicaragua. We are from Argentina and USA and just opened an Art and Yoga Retreat and have been running an educational foundation for seven years.
We are looking for a bilingual person willing to volunteer for one year as a Farm Manager or Head Gardener in our farm, with considerable experience in growing food organically, particularly in the tropics.
Why a volunteer? Because we do not have the money to pay a salary yet!
Ideally this person will be able to make the land produce to being able to earn money for paying his/her own salary if he/she decides to stay after the first volunteer year.
This position is ideal for someone with training in agriculture and a bit of experience of farm management with some other experience of managing people in a working environment Responsibilities include: Permaculture gardens: Plan, organize and construct growing areas; build soil fertility; plant, care for, harvest and sell produce, designing and applying systems to improve the sustainability of the farm and managing Nicaraguan workers.
What you get in exchange: A beautiful place to live, a 10 minutes walk from the ocean, in a Nicaraguan community, practicing Spanish and unlimited free yoga classes for the volunteer year.
Please notice that this is not a position for people younger than 21 years old or without experience. For more info about us visit our websites: www.equilibrioyoga.com and www.aprendernicaragua.org
Namaste, Gabriela
 
Daniel Palacios
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sounds cool. ^^ farm in Nicaragua. I am not fluent in spanish, still learning but it sounds like a good experience. Do workers know any English?
 
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