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Couple looking for work through the fall

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My partner and I are looking for work on a homestead for at least through the fall time. I am an Oregonian with much experience in growing plants. I have worked on farms in California, Alaska, and in Chile. I have some experience building greenhouses and more experience managing them. I have a degree in Soil Science, so all of my work that I do with the plants is from a wholesome perspective because I believe in first feeding the soil. My first farm experience was on a farm that practiced "Korean Natural Farming"- a school of farming that feeds the soil through hand-made fermented inputs. I am as well an avid fermenter, and I enjoy the farm-time operations of preserving the harvest. My partner is Chilean and has experience working with Holistically Raised sheep (for wool and for meat), cows (for meat and for milk), and horses. He is currently working in training and breaking horses. We both have worked with large scale pasture-raised chicken operations as well. We are looking to work for some people whom share the same values as us. A place where we can use our skills that we have and also learn new ones. We would like to work for room and board, as well as a stipend if possible. Please feel free to respond with any questions at all!

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Location: SW Missouri, Zone 7a
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Hello Leighton and partner!
Are you wanting to stay on the west coast or would you be willing to "park your bus" in the midwest for a while (or possibly permanently if things work out for all involved)? We live on 75 acres next to Mark Twain National Forest near Hercules Glade Wilderness in SW Missouri. If that sounds interesting to you, please pm me and let's talk.
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Hi! We are about to post a "business" opportunity that might interest you. This would be a more long term thing. 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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