Melanie Glenn

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Hey there Irene,
My name's Melanie (my partner Michael actually talked to you on the phone the other day! I've been meaning to call you). It sounds like you have quite an amazing thing going over at Sahale. You're doing great! Educating yourself, advertising on growfood.org is a great place. Also, google ATTRA and you'll find a whole slew of farm intern/appenticeships all across the U.S. and Canada. Very well organized with information and free to join. WWOOF is also a good idea, I think there's a fee.

As for the legality... from my experience most people know it is illegal... and therefore it is under the table work/not on the books. Isn't it pretty crazy how the government has us tied up in money and threat? "No transaction can be made without us knowing!" I look at it as small, community transactions. Think, if your community changed to a local currency, how would you write it on your taxes? I dure don't know how that'd work... but just think of the exchange as a barter. So many cultures have used bartering before the monetary value of the U.S. dollar came and overtook, or gold before that. Remember that money is not the only thing that holds value, diversify value! I believe that an exchange of work for a place to live and fresh food grown is well worth it and it is how many internships on farms seem to run.

I just rattled on for a bit, but I hope you find these words to be calming and not alarming! Keep manifesting your dreams and goals with intention Irene. It will all come with ease, no need to worry. It's already happening

- Mela
7 years ago
Good to have you Diana!
I saw on your website that you live in Black Mountain, NC. I was just looking at Earthaven and am planning on stopping by on my travels out west (I'm taking the South route). I'd be going to the public tour Feb 6 I believe, or the first one in Feb. It'd be lovely to meet you and talk about community. I have been focusing on nonviolent communication much of this year and it has opened my relationships so much more. I would love to read your books to find out more on how community can work on a larger scale than just one on one communication skills.

Thanks for Writing,

- Melanie
7 years ago
Hello,
My name is Melanie. I am moving to Northern California come this March for an internship with the wonderful Sandy Bar Ranch. If you haven't heard of them yet you can find out more about them at sandybar.com or their permaculture region website klamathknot.com. It's great to hear all these good things about the people of this area. I now live in New York and was thankful to have been apart of a CRAFT group this past season (Collaborative Regional Alliance of Farmer Training) and was wondering if Humboldt County or N Cali has any websites or connections to groups or organizations that focus on keeping connected within our regions. I find it very important to be connected to the regions that I live in, I'm moving from the Hudson Valley in NY and it's been wonderful but I am excited for NorCal!

Any websites or names or anything is very appreciative. Looking forward to hearing from all of you in this wonderful area!

Be Well,
- Melanie
7 years ago
I'm excited to read the book! I've been wanting more books to come out to see everyone's perspectives on the ideas that may seem narrow at times. I am interested in forming an alternative college later and would need to plan a lot into the layout design. Better start reading up on it now!

Thanks for writing!
8 years ago