Fred Allen

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Would you be intereted in helping to remediate a 4th generation family homestead farm that had gotten off track and is now being restored to a sustainable and organic path? We actually have two original homesteads that are connected. We will be doing restorative health steps for the farmland, forestry and pasture plus working to restore a water system and add a wind turbine this year. I have mechanical and building type skills and don't mind passing them along to willing learners.
Best wishes.

In SEC ND

Fred
8 years ago
Location, location, location?? Great question! SE ND rolling prairies near Jamestown.
8 years ago
We are looking for workers who are passionate about working to help to restore a farming operation from a corporate driven mass feedstock supplier to an abundant biodiversified oasis of health wealth. Natural grass fed stock, non-GMO and non-Genomutasis crop production are the building blocks in place now with more to come asap. Looking for doers not just starry eyed dreamers to help to reorder this 4th generation family homestead. Housing and other opportunities exist for the right individuals. Not looking for volunteers but won't turn down any serious offers of help.

References and resume requested!

8 years ago
"researchers have been working on biotechnology breakthroughs that allow huge quantities of mycorrhizal fungi spores to be suspended in gel"

GMO fungus---to replace all the mycoriza that has been nuked by Glyphosate? May God help us and save us from the false gods of GM.
9 years ago
Repetitive work can be a drag and there is a certain amount of that on any farm, however there is a great diversity of jobs to do on some farms and training a paid worker how to do something new several times a day gets as old as volunteering to do the same thing over and over likey gets. Training people takes a lot of time and concentration, something most farmers I know need to spend a lot of on things other than training. A real key element is whether the trainee has the passion and ability to learn the skills to become a farmer and whether the farmer can find the time and has the ability to train someone. Learning what it takes to make a farm work has been a lifetime experience for me,,,and I have more to learn now than when I started learning. I spent all my childhood and teen years "volunteering" under a trainer. I would not change it for the world.
The problem that I have seen with some of the organic farms is that their economic situation is not very profitable so they probably need free labor to survive. That is simply not sustainable in my estimation. There has to be a better way.
9 years ago
We are looking for help to get this 1800 acre N.D. farm/ranch into organic production along with vertically integrated products starting with Ancient Heirloom Grains. Someone with good references, ambition, Computer/GPS skills, mechanical ability, good communication and people skills are real pluses. WDOE as is Housing. Help in setting up an on/off-grid wind turbine will be one summer project as well as 2 small greenhouses. Couples are welcome as a working team if skill sets fit. Send a PM with contact info and resume/references if interested. This is a Homestead Farm survivng since the 1880's and I intend to keep it successfull. I have just added some Cattle back into the operation and would like to see some added biodiversity. The livestock are not the main priority at this time but I would be interested in some help with that end of the farm also as well as developing some new permaculture. Anyone with a real passion for any part of this kind of lifestyle is very welcome to contact me. Garden sharing/personal garden space and more may be optional.
9 years ago
Do you have any mechanical skills? We are looking for help on a transitional farm with a self sustainable focus. Housing is available for the right applicants. WDOE.
Thanks Kate,
There are natural and organic organizations here as well and I do have some friends that have been and/or are involved in such. I really should have made my first post a little more clear as to my desire to find some boots on the ground kind of help from day to day. Finding helpers who are passionate about farming is hard and health conscious organic minded ones even more rare here. I have job opportunities with housing here for the right person/s. Any advice along those lines? Many people around here think Organic Farmers are nut jobs.
Thanks @%^ )

9 years ago