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Wanting to find permaculture related job in FL panhandle  RSS feed

 
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Hello whom this may concern!

I'm a young guy of 28 with a wife and child looking for work that I can be proud of while supporting my family while we work on building our own permaculture life and business. Right now I'm a roofer in Panama City, FL and currently live in Wewahitchka, FL. I don't mind roofing but it's not me as I'm a grower and environmentalist minded guy. The waste is unbelievable in the construction fields...very sad. I want to move on to something environmentally friendly so I can feel like part of the greater solution not contributing to the industry and infrastructure of the modern paradigm. However it's the best paying job I can find in my area and I have mouths to feed and bills to pay...

Just bought 3 acres in Wewahitchka that will be a permaculture stronghold in due time. Due to buying it though for the next few years I have bills to pay though I'm hard at work paying it off ASAP! I want it paid off!

Want to get back to having a good garden system once again. Down south in Sarasota, Florida I had a 6 year old food forest garden that was extremely productive. I also had quite an established small plant nursery out of my own yard. Took 6 years to have the crazy garden I did but I want this one to happen much faster! So far I have put in a couple tilled by hand and shovel gardens to usher in my own food production faster right here right now. However I've started a good hugel mound, sunk in ground hugel bed, and a good sized raised sheet mulch bed. Not ready yet but will get to planting them here soon.

I'm experienced in planting, cutting propagating, seed planting, etc. Need to find a permaculture/organic nursery etc within an hour or so of a drive with good pay and also am willing to exchange some time possibly to work for food. However do need physical cash for bills obviously. I currently get paid $12 per hour roofing since I'm new to the trade and the newest guy in general. However down south I built in ground swimming pools and made $15 per hour after about 4 years on the job. I could be useful for forming for pouring concrete etc. Willing to do anything for sustainable living wherever within reasonable distance driving at a decent pay. Hard working man willing to bust his ass to do positive things for our world! Hit me up here...please...fast...help!!!

I too have plenty of land virgin to be permacultured up if anyone is into helping get us started faster. Will trade day for day working to help both parties get things done. If anyone's into setting up a small sustainable operation propagating permaculture species or farmers market veggie production etc on our property let me know and we'll get together to figure out terms that work for both parties. Willing to set up legal paperwork if so, so neither party can get screwed in any way. I want to be the permaculture source in my area! Big dreams and ambition for success!

Sorry for the overly explained, comprehensive, and breathy post! I'm an honest guy whom isn't afraid to share my feelings and thoughts. I'm intentionally putting myself out there because I'm desperately looking to do what I view as good for our world and my family. I do need help as much as I feel insecure in saying and asking for it. I'm ready for big things but only need to support my family in the process. Thanks for your consideration!

Derrick

 
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Still looking someone help!!!
 
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Any updates?  I've considered doing similar in that area.  Interested in how it turns out for you.
 
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Still looking to find a permaculture like job. I'd settle for a nursery propagation job or similar. I prefer organic means for myself but can handle what others would do with their own endeavors so long as I'm not spraying roundup or whatever all over. Can't handle that as it crosses my boundaries too far.

I'm still propagating for myself and attempting gardens and such here. Been met with success and failure at various times. I sell online and have done so for around 7 years via eBay, etsy, and Craigslist. Right now due to time of year things are slowed as most my stuff is tropical. Also hurricane Michael wrecked my property up badly but thank God my house survived with only roof damage that is super serious. Got about 60 trees down on my three acres but now I have full sun lol! It'll all get cleaned up in time.

Need to work on getting easy propagating cold hardy stuff to support a greater year round operation. If anyone can suggest something it would be appreciated. Have a few things but variety is what brings the traffic and business. Need to pay bills and such for now so a job beyond my own is necessary for now. Want that to change though. It is very possible.

Right now working for a bee farmer fixing up his damaged house but I don't have anything to do with the bees yet at least. It's kinda a temporary gig until the house is done. He already employs many guys he's already had long term with the bees and won't really need me for that. Want to learn bees though and wouldn't mind a job in that field if it ever came along.

Anyways still on the lookout overall.

 
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