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Greetings Permies,

I am looking for an apprenticeship/internship/work-exchange opportunity this winter somewhere in N. America.  I've worked/wwoofed/volunteered/interned at several organic farms/communities/homesteads/schools/non-profits in the past few years in the U.S., England, France, Turkey and the West Bank.  I am not an expert of any field, a student of many.  I am spending this year gardening, fencing, orcharding, light constructing, etc. on some land my father hopes to retire on in S. Kentucky.  I could learn all I want to know about woodland management from a country boy's perspective down here.

What I really want to learn is how to manage a woodland with hand tools.  Cross-cut saw, bucksaw, axes, wooden wedges, draft animals, and much more I am sure I do not know about.

Does anybody have any ideas of where I can hope to learn these types of skills?  I do not want to pay someone hundreds or thousands of dollars.  I feel I am a decent worker and of sound mind.  I will be happy to provide references.

I am twenty-five years old, male, 6' and 145 lbs (light, not a hulk hogan), of decent strength, flexible on diet, no allergies or illnesses, do not own a personal vehicle, willing to travel throughout N. America, no cell-phone, comfortable with many different living situations (alone/group, rustic/modern, etc.), and have experience in fields such as stone masonry, gardening, pdc certified.  I've worked for $$$ before, graduated university, and know how to learn from a teacher.

If you can provide an opportunity or any information relating to a woodland skills work-exchange please feel free to reply to this topic, message me privately, e-mail me at gregaway86@gmail.com, or call at 1 (2 seven 0) three 7 eight - four 3 6 five.

Thank you very much for your time!

Sincerely,

Greg
 
                                    
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hey greg,
if you haven't already come across this website, it might help you get started in a draft power apprenticeship, i think more farm-related, but there's some horse logging in there too...

http://www.ruralheritage.com/apprenticeship/

-jenny
 
                        
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Thank you so much Jennymonfore!  I recently heard about ruralheritage.com and I appreciate this reminder!
 
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