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Opportunity to become director of a bio-intensive farm project in Costa Rica (individual or couple)

 
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We have a "life" opportunity for the right person or couple. 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 start 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 who would like to be the program director. 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 and us, in order to pay us back for the renovations first, then eventually for  some basic rent of the land from the program. The director would be given a room in the main cottage free of rent while building the program and once it is fully going, the director can also 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! If you are interested, you can contact us at VistaHermosaFarm@gmail.com      Kat and Jeff
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This sounds like a great opportunity for the right person, but what exactly makes a person "right"? Maybe it would be helpful if you could give some detail about the sort of person (or persons) you are looking for (besides smart and dynamic, I mean). For example, are you wanting someone fairly young or does age matter if the person or couple is fit and active?  Do you want someone with a degree in say ... environmental science, botany, biology, soil science agriculture, etc. or are passion and life experience enough? What sort of guarantees (or contracts) do you have in mind to protect both parties against disappointments? Is there any sort of financial investment to be made on the part of the "program director" -- for example, who pays his/her way down to Costa Rica (and possibly back again if things don't work out)? Those are just a few things someone might want to know before deciding to contact you. It would be a big leap of faith to pack up and head to another country without some sort of agreement about who is responsible for what and for how long. Take it from someone who has made a lot of mistakes on both sides of this sort of enterprise.
 
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Hi. If you might be interested..send us an email at vistahermosafarm@gmail.com
 
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Justin Klein wrote:Hi. If you might be interested..send us an email at vistahermosafarm@gmail.com



I was actually making observations concerning the need to be a bit more clear about what you are looking for so that others here could decide if they were interested or not. As someone who sees the big picture pretty much the same way you do and as much as I would dearly LOVE to take advantage of an opportunity like this, I (and my husband) have our own homestead and all our family of feathered and furred children to care for. It would not really be feasible for us to pull up stakes after 26 years building and caring for this place.
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Sounds like a great opportunity! Hope you find the right folks.
 
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