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Linda Valentyne

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since Jan 25, 2018
Enrolled in Perma Resilience Academy and ready to move to the Food forest.
Northern California
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This farm will be 100% permaculture/organic/self-sustaining, with a cash crop of Medicinal Mushrooms.   We have a few openings for partners/workers.    If you think you'd like to come on board I would love to hear from you.   Tiny houses are welcomed.  
You must be alright with a share of the profits (percentage depends on skill level) plus room and board.   This is a new farm you should expect 2 or 3 months before we have a crop to sell.    But your shiny face will be in all the before photos. 😎 "Together a small group of like-minded individuals can change the world" unknown

Both Meat-based and vegetarian meals will be served daily.  Sorry but this is not a Vegan farm.  
Evening meditation will be available under the stars.    

Our Cash crops will be medicinal gourmet mushrooms and medicinal herbs by fall.   Long term workers are expected to easily afford to buy me out in ten years at 2021 prices.  I am 63.

Let's make a few acres of this wonderful big blue ball healthy again.   Let us provide our neighbors with a way to return to good health.   Oh yes, let's make a ton of money while we are at it.  

Full disclosure: We are actively looking for land.   We are concentrating our search between the 1,500 ft to 3,000 ft level.   Cooler in the summer but still low enough to only get a dusting of snow in winter.   Think move in date April first.    
2 weeks ago
I am ready to take the plunge into permaculture.   Where on your site should I post for workers?    I am 63yrs old So this is my last adventure.  I would be creating a legally binding partnership with right-of-survivorship with workers when I die or retire.

Just not sure where those kinds of posts should be listed?   I have a Realtor and am actively looking in California.   I don't see a section to buy or sell farms either which seems like there must be one so I must just not be seeing it.

Linda V

Let's make the world a healthier planet.
3 weeks ago
Clearly cement is a horrible medium for a pond in that location.   May I suggest lining your pond with a "pond liner".  That way when the cement cracks again which it will your hard work won't go down the drain so to speak.
1 year ago
Free Paint is easy to come by.  Just print a flyer that says you'll "pick up old paint if it is in a sealed container on Saturday Morning".  Pass them out on Monday then drive by Saturday Morning and pick up the free paint.  Mix the colors you think you can and don't  be picky about exact hue.  The extra paint is not really a problem just remove the lids and let dry before you put them in the garbage can.
2 years ago
I'm not sure what your limits are but some farmers grow crops like mushrooms that are neither heavy or blazing sun.  In fact that one is grown indoors to insure spores are controlled.  I went on disability several years ago.  It was demoralizing, I felt like I would only get older and not be able to do anything more the day I left work.   Fast forward 5 years and I am making cap stones for my stone wall.   This grandma may not go all day, but I go.  keep an eye for a positive future.
2 years ago
I personally hate consensus method.
Clearly everyone needs to have input but if the group has core goals and each family has their own home you don't need to have everyone vote on everything.  The Board of directors (who can be voted out of office) make the decisions.  Many don't want to be on the board and don't want the extra work that comes with it.   Board of directors or community council has one member from no less than 3 homes.  Once a year everyone votes on community budget and Next years goals.

Those that want more input with out the job title, will need to, join the core council group.
2 years ago