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We just moved onto this property and I had a lot of plans that I was looking to implement myself but a job came up at the same time I couldn't resist and am now looking for help building out our property into a permaculture paradise. We are in the mountains at the end of the road overlooking a valley and are quite blessed to have found this spot. We are a young family and are open to other families or individuals who want to co-create with us.

Here is our wwoof profile: https://wwoofusa.org/farm/mucalinda/

We are looking for long term help developing our forest gardens, building a few yurts and a natural building. There is also a lot of maintenance, fencing, terracing, shed building and upgrade work that needs to be done as well.

In terms of work load compensation - we can go as low as 5 hours a day or as high as 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The low end would be 3 shared meals a day and housing and the high end would include a weekly stipend commensurate to experience and the type of work being done. Ideally we would find someone who is inspired to help us create something beautiful here and would want to live with us in the longer term as part of that goal.

Thanks for your time and interest

Matt
 
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Me and my young family head to Santa Cruz every so often.  Maybe we could help out for a day or every so often.  You are super lucky you found a spot like that, we were looking in that area a few years ago.  The Santa Cruz Mountains is one of furthest north place I have heard of market avocado orchards.   I have fantasized about an Avocado CSA based on varietal diversity. Cheers. David
 
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David Hernick wrote:Me and my young family head to Santa Cruz every so often.  Maybe we could help out for a day or every so often.  You are super lucky you found a spot like that, we were looking in that area a few years ago.  The Santa Cruz Mountains is one of furthest north place I have heard of market avocado orchards.   I have fantasized about an Avocado CSA based on varietal diversity. Cheers. David



Hey David - very cool! It would be great to meet you and your family next time you head down this way.
 
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Hey there!

I'm interested in this opportunity! Email me at dylangillies@gmail.com
 
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Definitely connect with the Santa Cruz Permaculture Guild! There may be folks interested in helping you out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/santacruzpermacultureguild/

There's also an awesome PDC course through Santa Cruz Permaculture that would connect you with more folks in the region and provide you with more skills/network if that's of interest to you: http://santacruzpermaculture.com/education/permaculture-design-course/

Sounds like an awesome project! Best of luck!
 
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Hi Matt,

I know we tried to touch bases before, but we were in a pretty hectic phase so we never connected properly. We have since settled in the Santa Cruz area and thought we’d touch bases once again to see if you were still looking for co-creation/collaboration possibilities on your property.

Here’s a link to our original posting:

https://permies.com/t/72848/experiences/Permie-Couple-Seeking-Opportunity

Regardless good luck with your property!

Thanks,
Savanah and Patrick
 
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Greetings Matt!

I would love to hear more about how the paradise is going and if you open to discussing the possibilities of a work trade.. you can reach me at innerdivinewisdom at gmail
Thanks!
 
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