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mark joseph
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Hello,

I’m Looking for a person to start a small permaculture style farm on my 50 acre property near Los Angeles.

The person should have experience in planting orchards, earthworks, sustainable systems etc…   the goal is to make something profitable enough to be self-sustaining, which is completely in reach with the right person.  Money is not the priority as I make enough from my other business.  However, the right person for the job should be able to make a living for themselves off the land.   We can work out some arrangement at first to cover your living expenses.

I'm located about 30 minutes north west of Los Angeles, about 20 minutes from the beach,  the climate is Mediterranean. The terrain is hilly with sage brush, mustard weed. and oak trees,  The elevation goes from 1040ft to 1310ft,  the lower part of the property freezes and can be 10 degrees cooler than the top.  Fruit that requires more chill hours can be grown on the bottom,  More tropical fruits like mango, avocado, and cherimoya, etc can be grown higher up.    There is some potential for water collection, and one of the future projects will be to build a lake with swales.  There is clay on the lower part of the canyon.  A well also will have to be drilled to irrigate with and possibly fill the lake, as rainfall is not enough to keep it full year round.

On the property are 2 tractors, a mini ex, and a skip loader.   There’s also a saw mill next door, that can be used to create lumber for various projects.  Free wood can be acquired by getting to know local tree trimmers and picking up their logs with a truck and trailer.  Which we have on the site.

The plan will be to start with a few acres at first and try a few things to see what works, then expand.  Currently, there are about 60 fruit trees on the site, about 3 to 4 years old.

Money can be made various ways, There are multiple farmers markets near by where health conscience people pay a premium for produce and meat from permaculture style farms.   Selling lumber can also be a source of income, but that becomes a whole job in itself.

The living situation first will just be a motor home on the property, later something can be built using timber from the sawmill.

The ideal person is easy going, passionate about permaculture, thinks big, and has no problem with hard work.   Experience is a must as this can be very hard work at times, and you need to know what you’re getting into.

If interested PM me your experience.  

I find it's best to start with a trial period to see if it's a good fit for both of us.



 
Simon Luckinbill
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Location: Terlingua Texas
food preservation forest garden greening the desert
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Hi there, my name is Simon. This was my recent failed idea: https://www.facebook.com/Kung-Fu-Christians-Aquaponic-Jungle-941633469310697/

I can do this but I am broke except for $1200. I live in Yucca Valley though. I am renting a home here and my lease ends this month. I have no clue what I am going to do but I have been studying permaculture online for the last two years and have collected 60 gigs of info on it. I really need the hands on experience. I am just at that point. You can see on that page my other life which is the greeting cards I sell. Those cards were mostly all big acrylic paintings and I do sell here in the desert but I would rather do this. I would love to pick your brain. I don't need much to live but will work to have a place to call my own on your land if this is a permanent gig. What you have is perfect. I was just going to start making payments on 2.5 acres in Landers, Ca. but would much rather be a part of this even though I do not own it. I don't need to do aquaponics either. Working with compost and raised beds and guilds. If you have a greenhouse, I could live in that if there is internet. I am simple but i like Netflix fast internet, lol. Anyway, let me know. My lease ends at the end of this month. Thanks, Simon
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