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Howdy All,

I've posted here before and had many interesting responses, but nothing that really matched up with us. I figured I'd repost again now that things are slowing down and folks are thinking about the next season.

Patrick (33) and Savanah (25) here. We're on the search for exciting opportunities as the certified organic farm we we're managing sold and we need to find a new home! We've been farming and practicing/studying permaculture for 8+ (Patrick) and 5 (Savanah) years. We have experience ranging from small-scale homestead farming to large scale production farming. We've each had farm management experience managing crews, nursery, education and training, etc. We have experience working with chickens, ducks, and goats. Patrick has experience with tractors and Savanah has hand pushed rototiller experience although we have a preference for low-impact or a no till approach. Patrick has farmed in the NE, Florida, Louisiana, and Hawaii while Savanah has experience primarily in Hawaii and some experience in Washington State and California. We have experience with community living and enjoy both small town and city life.

Patrick has a love for all things permaculture. He's truly happiest in the field working to create something that is not only functional, but beautiful and harmonious. He loves to teach and learn and is truly passionate about making COMPOST. Patrick has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities on farms, art projects, and daily care.

Savanah enjoys working in the field and in he nursery as well as working in the kitchen. She loves to bake bread and pastries, ferment foods and beverages, pickle and preserve foods, dehydrate, and cook. She has experience working in a farm to table wood fired pizza restaurant and loves creating meals to share with community. She enjoys making herbal body products including soap, sunscreen, salves and balms, lip balms, face masks, body scrubs, etc.

We're interested in value added enterprising whether that be value added food products, value added body products. We're also interested in education and engaging with the local community. We enjoy the farm to table movement and would love to be involved with farm to table events on farm. We enjoy diversity in what we're doing and are open to varying offers - work trade, employment, co creating, partnerships. We live a pretty quiet life, enjoy reading, chess, tennis, biking, hiking, music, art. Preference for Western U.S. as most of our family is in Northern California and Arizona, but open to all opportunities.

Thanks for reading!
 
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I am looking for people here, but I am over-sea! Even over-sea for Europeans, as I am anyway on an island and nearer to Africa... I am going to put an add in the forum!
 
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If you consider LIVING in Uruguay then this might be the oppty. you are looking for:
Rolling Hills Land for free with plenty of GOOD water --- COULD be bought ... ---
up to 8 ac. for YOUR use ...
IF you are able to grow 'quality' veggies like Spinach, Kale, Ginger, Kohlrabi, Beets, etc. ...
(including in containers and Cold Frames for 4 months per year), some simple Herbs and Berries,
Then I will trade you for it .../ buy it from you (for ONE person)
Plenty of room to raise animals for yourself ...
Things you do not grow for yourself / for Sale you can grow for me within a few hours a week
and I will barter you for it ...
Farm Equipment is on site ...
I will assist with building your Homestead
>>> contact ernesto:      >>>    nicht@earthlink.net
 
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Hi guys,
I'm in southwestern Colorado and looking for some help his year on my farm. Have lots of great projects going: putting up a high tunnel, tree propagation, butchering, gardening, herding livestock. We mainly focus on intensive grazing systems for our grass fed meat operation, and have lots to teach having spent my life in the business. Lots of opportunity to run your own thing off the ranch/ work independently, etc.
Anyways, I won't  bore you with details;  but if you're still looking for something, shoot me an email and we can see if it would be a good fit. amriedel87@gmail.com
 
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I'm in The Bellingham area of Washington state. I'm looking for a partner or partners on my farm. It's organic with greenhouse, chickens, goats, horses, gardens, orchards, and lots of native species in "wild" areas. Email if you would like more information
Thanks
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Savanah,

Not sure if you saw this but it seems relevant.  https://permies.com/t/75697/interest-homesteading-Maine
 
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That sounds really interesting.  I wish I could offer you a job.  We bought a 4.5 acre property just outside city limits in Kingman, AZ and are trying to get a permaculture homestead going.  So far, we have a well, some fencing and a few garden boxes but have all kinds of permaculture ambitions.  We also purchased a commercial property in the historic downtown with the intention of making it into a community art center. So far we have a gallery/recital hall. It probably sounds more glamorous than it is.  We also have a little private school going that will be moving into the commercial building and an old theater that is going to be renovated for use as a community theater and concert hall. I got on this site to check out if there were any permie people that might be interested in coming to Kingman, but I really have nothing concrete to offer. I feel my first purpose is to promote the arts in Kingman, but I'd also like to get the whole permaculture movement going here a little bit stronger as well as get my downtown property productive. THere's not much land to grow a garden at the property, but we have a little space and its a downtown property with 4 store fronts- and there is some land just 2 blocks away that I keep eyeing for the purpose of making into a community permaculture garden.  I keep imagining the school having some kind of entrepreneurial aspect to it where the kids could grow or make things to sell. Eventually, the school might outgrow the space and I would love to see it an artsy gallery, market, educational place.  THere's no commercial kitchen yet, but I'd love to add that. You say you have family in AZ and CA- Well, we are in a nice little crossroad close to both. My fantasy is to have some awesome permaculture people that could help us with all the work on our property, but also bring it to the community and get involved in some of these other crazy projects. You are welcome to crash here and talk about it if you are ever passing through.
 
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Hi! We are about to post a "business/lifestyle" opportunity that might interest you. We are starting a farm that we would like to be basically a "teaching model" for people who want to come volunteer and learn bio-intensive mini farming/permaculture. We purchased a beautiful 100 acre farm in the mountains of Costa Rica with this in mind. We would like to provide the land, support, guidance and renovations to create this program, but because of health and other time issues, can not actually do the day to day running of the program. We are looking for a smart dynamic person or couple, who would like to be the program director/s. We can help set up all aspects of the program with this director and then they would run the program. After farm expenses are met, the income from the program would be divided between the director(s) and us, in order to pay us back for the renovations first, then some basic rent of the land from the program afterwards. The director(s) would be given a room in the main cottage,  free of rent while developing the program and once it is fully going, the director can use farm funds to feed themselves and also pull a good income. Our interest in this program is to make some dent, however small, in the fight towards correcting our enormous environment challenges. We are passionate about this idea. Teaching people to build soil and feed themselves in an environmentally friendly way! Let us know if you are interested and we can talk. You guys sound awesome!     Kat and Jeff  contact us at VistaHermosaFarm@gmail.com     if you are interested or would like more info!
 
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