Josh T-Hansen

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since Jul 14, 2010
Zone 5 Brimfield, MA
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I wwoofed for about 2 years. The farm I stayed at the longest gave wwoofers commission for working markets and festivals. It was inconsistent but still nice, and I did get occasional paid gigs from neighbors and my farm mentors (i didn't have a car). The farm work and cooking etc took up a lot of time however so I wouldn't have wanted to work more than 10-15 hours a week on top of that, because wwoofing can have a lot of perks in the off time. It is also great to sort of forget about money while wwoofing if you have the luxury.
4 years ago
Even though you can sheet mulch at time of planting, Alex is right that getting the grass roots decomposing now will give your plantings a head start. The Aspen should be fine but for most of the food producers keeping all grass out of a 3' or more radius is going to make a significant difference for establishment. They even sell biodegradable mats for this which save time for some people especially if plentiful mulch isn't available.
5 years ago
Good find buddy!
a couple more dates including umass for free 9-3 ?!?!

5 years ago
Hi Christa. I too am in Massachusetts and I would join a meetup like that if I lived a little closer. I know a few other forums where you could find some interested folks (at very least plenty who are interested in healthy food and lifestyles but might not know "permaculture")
5 years ago