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Work exchange on in-town project Abingdon, VA

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 20:44
Want to help a permaculture community garden get started in Abingdon, VA (Southwest Highlands)? With the possibility of there being other gardens nearby. This garden will be mainly in the back of 320 Madison St SE (take a look with Google) but the old farmhouse also needs a lot of work so it can be an effective shared space and the side yards and front area will also be included. What is in process right now is the initial planning and establishing a financial infrastructure so that funding (first offers already in the wings) can be accepted. In addition the local horticulture instructor who is also a permaculture designer has plans to involve his classes in April. Folks from the town government are already on board and enthusiastic and some people in the immediate neighborhood have an interest though more needs to be done to bring them in fully. The house has four upstairs bedrooms and the ceilings have just been fixed so the rooms are ready to patch and paint. I am hoping I can exchange for a place to live right now (and we can talk about meals/cooking). Other local farm employment may be available as well (there is an active farmers market) and for someone who is good with paperwork and people there is the possibility of creating a director/administrator job once funding is obtained.

Most of the work right at the moment is in or on the house (some carpentry skills would be great) but there is also some outside work and there will be more in the next couple of months. If you're interested in exploring this as a possible perch or longer-term project please Reply here or get hold of me at almanuelnw AT gmail.com.

Thanks,
Anita

Work exchange on in-town project Abingdon, VA

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 20:44
Want to help a permaculture community garden get started in Abingdon, VA (Southwest Highlands)? With the possibility of there being other gardens nearby. This garden will be mainly in the back of 320 Madison St SE (take a look with Google) but the old farmhouse also needs a lot of work so it can be an effective shared space and the side yards and front area will also be included. What is in process right now is the initial planning and establishing a financial infrastructure so that funding (first offers already in the wings) can be accepted. In addition the local horticulture instructor who is also a permaculture designer has plans to involve his classes in April. Folks from the town government are already on board and enthusiastic and some people in the immediate neighborhood have an interest though more needs to be done to bring them in fully. The house has four upstairs bedrooms and the ceilings have just been fixed so the rooms are ready to patch and paint. I am hoping I can exchange for a place to live right now (and we can talk about meals/cooking). Other local farm employment may be available as well (there is an active farmers market) and for someone who is good with paperwork and people there is the possibility of creating a director/administrator job once funding is obtained.

Most of the work right at the moment is in or on the house (some carpentry skills would be great) but there is also some outside work and there will be more in the next couple of months. If you're interested in exploring this as a possible perch or longer-term project please Reply here or get hold of me at almanuelnw AT gmail.com.

Thanks,
Anita

Work exchange on in-town project Abingdon, VA

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 20:44
Want to help a permaculture community garden get started in Abingdon, VA (Southwest Highlands)? With the possibility of there being other gardens nearby. This garden will be mainly in the back of 320 Madison St SE (take a look with Google) but the old farmhouse also needs a lot of work so it can be an effective shared space and the side yards and front area will also be included. What is in process right now is the initial planning and establishing a financial infrastructure so that funding (first offers already in the wings) can be accepted. In addition the local horticulture instructor who is also a permaculture designer has plans to involve his classes in April. Folks from the town government are already on board and enthusiastic and some people in the immediate neighborhood have an interest though more needs to be done to bring them in fully. The house has four upstairs bedrooms and the ceilings have just been fixed so the rooms are ready to patch and paint. I am hoping I can exchange for a place to live right now (and we can talk about meals/cooking). Other local farm employment may be available as well (there is an active farmers market) and for someone who is good with paperwork and people there is the possibility of creating a director/administrator job once funding is obtained.

Most of the work right at the moment is in or on the house (some carpentry skills would be great) but there is also some outside work and there will be more in the next couple of months. If you're interested in exploring this as a possible perch or longer-term project please Reply here or get hold of me at almanuelnw AT gmail.com.

Thanks,
Anita

Richmond VA Were my PERIES at?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 20:41
I am interested in attending event in the Richmond area. I have been following Mr. Wheaton on youtube for the past five years and I am not at a place in my life were I want to practice some of the examples shown online. In particular I am interested in the Rocket Mass Heaters. I'm wondering if there is anyone near by who is also interested in permaculture and the like.

Seeking work in appalachia

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:03
Hi,
I am seeking work in the blue ridge mountain area. If anyone has need for an extra hand let me know. I cannot work conventional jobs due to lyme disease/chemical sensitivity and I do much better outside or in a natural environment.
I have things posted all over the web but I thought I would give this forum a try as well. I have been an avid reader of the forums for years for informative information. I grew up on a farm and have some experience. Somewhat new to permaculture but very inspired and eager to learn more about. I have experience with on and off grid living, love for animals, photography/arts, and other trades as well. If anyone has any work or needs help with a project please let me know. I need to find a way to support myself sooner than later!
Thanks for the read!

Juli

Seeking work in appalachia

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:03
Hi,
I am seeking work in the blue ridge mountain area. If anyone has need for an extra hand let me know. I cannot work conventional jobs due to lyme disease/chemical sensitivity and I do much better outside or in a natural environment.
I have things posted all over the web but I thought I would give this forum a try as well. I have been an avid reader of the forums for years for informative information. I grew up on a farm and have some experience. Somewhat new to permaculture but very inspired and eager to learn more about. I have experience with on and off grid living, love for animals, photography/arts, and other trades as well. If anyone has any work or needs help with a project please let me know. I need to find a way to support myself sooner than later!
Thanks for the read!

Juli

Seeking work in appalachia

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:03
Hi,
I am seeking work in the blue ridge mountain area. If anyone has need for an extra hand let me know. I cannot work conventional jobs due to lyme disease/chemical sensitivity and I do much better outside or in a natural environment.
I have things posted all over the web but I thought I would give this forum a try as well. I have been an avid reader of the forums for years for informative information. I grew up on a farm and have some experience. Somewhat new to permaculture but very inspired and eager to learn more about. I have experience with on and off grid living, love for animals, photography/arts, and other trades as well. If anyone has any work or needs help with a project please let me know. I need to find a way to support myself sooner than later!
Thanks for the read!

Juli

Southern Ohio Permaculturalists seeking allies.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:04
We are a small group of homesteaders and naturalists located around the tri-state area. We are seeking to develop a community of like-minded people with whom to share knowledge, resources and goods. If you seek teammates in the quest for sustainability please let us know. ;D

Southern Ohio Permaculturalists seeking allies.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:04
We are a small group of homesteaders and naturalists located around the tri-state area. We are seeking to develop a community of like-minded people with whom to share knowledge, resources and goods. If you seek teammates in the quest for sustainability please let us know. ;D

Southern Ohio Permaculturalists seeking allies.

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:04
We are a small group of homesteaders and naturalists located around the tri-state area. We are seeking to develop a community of like-minded people with whom to share knowledge, resources and goods. If you seek teammates in the quest for sustainability please let us know. ;D

Okra seed exchange? - appalachia

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:32
This year I planted a bunch of okra seed from a couple packets and got exactly one plant that grew under my conditions (neglect, East Tennessee). This is a great okra plant, though: tall, productive, and still going now (although much more slowly than in summer, of course).

I saved quite a bit of seed but would like to increase genetic diversity. Does someone in Appalachia -- ideally East Tennessee -- have some seed from a good okra plant they'd like to trade? I also have enough butternut squash and wild-type tomato seed to trade, if you're not looking for okra.

Send me a message if you're interested.

Okra seed exchange? - appalachia

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:32
This year I planted a bunch of okra seed from a couple packets and got exactly one plant that grew under my conditions (neglect, East Tennessee). This is a great okra plant, though: tall, productive, and still going now (although much more slowly than in summer, of course).

I saved quite a bit of seed but would like to increase genetic diversity. Does someone in Appalachia -- ideally East Tennessee -- have some seed from a good okra plant they'd like to trade? I also have enough butternut squash and wild-type tomato seed to trade, if you're not looking for okra.

Send me a message if you're interested.

Okra seed exchange?

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:32
This year I planted a bunch of okra seed from a couple packets and got exactly one plant that grew under my conditions (neglect, East Tennessee). This is a great okra plant, though: tall, productive, and still going now (although much more slowly than in summer, of course).

I saved quite a bit of seed but would like to increase genetic diversity. Does someone in Appalachia -- ideally East Tennessee -- have some seed from a good okra plant they'd like to trade? I also have enough butternut squash and wild-type tomato seed to trade, if you're not looking for okra.

Send me a message if you're interested.

Help us look for land in Watauga County NC !

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:30
We are looking for a land in Watauga NC - around 1-3 acres not much . we need it ready with residential permits , water electricity & all if possible .
We are from overseas and this land will be an investment , we would like to rent it too to interested residents .

Any help , or direction or advice - please share!

thank you x

Bash

Help us look for land in Watauga County NC !

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:30
We are looking for a land in Watauga NC - around 1-3 acres not much . we need it ready with residential permits , water electricity & all if possible .
We are from overseas and this land will be an investment , we would like to rent it too to interested residents .

Any help , or direction or advice - please share!

thank you x

Bash

Help us look for land in Watauga County NC !

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:30
We are looking for a land in Watauga NC - around 1-3 acres not much . we need it ready with residential permits , water electricity & all if possible .
We are from overseas and this land will be an investment , we would like to rent it too to interested residents .

Any help , or direction or advice - please share!

thank you x

Bash

Please read. I appreciate any suggestions

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 15:34
Hey there permies.

I currently live in Greensboro, NC.

The other day my two best friends and I were in my car and I blocked off two people in a car from driving in the bike lane (i hate it when people do that.)

The car proceeded to barrel onto the sidewalk around me and ahead. As we passed them further up the road they were stopped and we were turning, we yelled at them.

They then followed us, drove up beside us and shot a pistol at us. I looked into this man's eyes as he shot a gun at me....Looking into his eyes, I saw the ignorance and evil of mankind. For me, life is a mystery. Nobody really knows what or why it is. This man tried to take that from me and my friends.

The bullet went through 3 sheets of metal before stopping, and the location of where it hit is unimaginably lucky.

Before this incident, my two friends and I have been trying to conceive a way of getting out of this dead beat city and moving to the country. This life changing event has only made it more evident that we have to get out as soon as possible.

I have been working at a plant nursery since February and gardening for about two years. However, because of this traumatizing incident I lost my job. My employers were already not happy with my customer service skills and after missing a day and not being fully engaged in the two days following the incident they decided to just "call it quits."

To say the least, its been a rough couple days.

I just wanted to throw this out there, but is there any permaculture living situation/organic farm job/manual labor/outdoors job suggestions for me and my two very smart and capable friends? We all love growing our own food and have experience in manual labor/landscaping/construction/etc.

I'm currently looking at WWOOF, carolina stewardship program, craigslist (of course) and The organic growers school, but me and my friends would like to find jobs within the same area preferably.

I don't know if this will help at all, but we have realized we want to live non-violent, artistic and loving lives where we grow food, work hard, make art, skateboard, and love each other.

Please let me know if you know anyone, or anywhere that could take us in and help us on our journey away from this town. thank you. gaia bless

Please read. I appreciate any suggestions

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 15:34
Hey there permies.

I currently live in Greensboro, NC.

The other day my two best friends and I were in my car and I blocked off two people in a car from driving in the bike lane (i hate it when people do that.)

The car proceeded to barrel onto the sidewalk around me and ahead. As we passed them further up the road they were stopped and we were turning, we yelled at them.

They then followed us, drove up beside us and shot a pistol at us. I looked into this man's eyes as he shot a gun at me....Looking into his eyes, I saw the ignorance and evil of mankind. For me, life is a mystery. Nobody really knows what or why it is. This man tried to take that from me and my friends.

The bullet went through 3 sheets of metal before stopping, and the location of where it hit is unimaginably lucky.

Before this incident, my two friends and I have been trying to conceive a way of getting out of this dead beat city and moving to the country. This life changing event has only made it more evident that we have to get out as soon as possible.

I have been working at a plant nursery since February and gardening for about two years. However, because of this traumatizing incident I lost my job. My employers were already not happy with my customer service skills and after missing a day and not being fully engaged in the two days following the incident they decided to just "call it quits."

To say the least, its been a rough couple days.

I just wanted to throw this out there, but is there any permaculture living situation/organic farm job/manual labor/outdoors job suggestions for me and my two very smart and capable friends? We all love growing our own food and have experience in manual labor/landscaping/construction/etc.

I'm currently looking at WWOOF, carolina stewardship program, craigslist (of course) and The organic growers school, but me and my friends would like to find jobs within the same area preferably.

I don't know if this will help at all, but we have realized we want to live non-violent, artistic and loving lives where we grow food, work hard, make art, skateboard, and love each other.

Please let me know if you know anyone, or anywhere that could take us in and help us on our journey away from this town. thank you. gaia bless

Please read. I appreciate any suggestions

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 15:34
Hey there permies.

I currently live in Greensboro, NC.

The other day my two best friends and I were in my car and I blocked off two people in a car from driving in the bike lane (i hate it when people do that.)

The car proceeded to barrel onto the sidewalk around me and ahead. As we passed them further up the road they were stopped and we were turning, we yelled at them.

They then followed us, drove up beside us and shot a pistol at us. I looked into this man's eyes as he shot a gun at me....Looking into his eyes, I saw the ignorance and evil of mankind. For me, life is a mystery. Nobody really knows what or why it is. This man tried to take that from me and my friends.

The bullet went through 3 sheets of metal before stopping, and the location of where it hit is unimaginably lucky.

Before this incident, my two friends and I have been trying to conceive a way of getting out of this dead beat city and moving to the country. This life changing event has only made it more evident that we have to get out as soon as possible.

I have been working at a plant nursery since February and gardening for about two years. However, because of this traumatizing incident I lost my job. My employers were already not happy with my customer service skills and after missing a day and not being fully engaged in the two days following the incident they decided to just "call it quits."

To say the least, its been a rough couple days.

I just wanted to throw this out there, but is there any permaculture living situation/organic farm job/manual labor/outdoors job suggestions for me and my two very smart and capable friends? We all love growing our own food and have experience in manual labor/landscaping/construction/etc.

I'm currently looking at WWOOF, carolina stewardship program, craigslist (of course) and The organic growers school, but me and my friends would like to find jobs within the same area preferably.

I don't know if this will help at all, but we have realized we want to live non-violent, artistic and loving lives where we grow food, work hard, make art, skateboard, and love each other.

Please let me know if you know anyone, or anywhere that could take us in and help us on our journey away from this town. thank you. gaia bless

Southeast Tennessee, Looking For Like-Minds and Info

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 18:31
I'm looking to find out what groups may be active around the Gatlinburg area in all fields.

I'm also needing information on the best places for freecycling materials for building, as well as upkeep on a 1976 Dodge Brougham camper, which I refuse to quit on until a tornado rakes it, or Bigfoot steps on it.

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