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Permaculture Master Design Practicum with Wayne Weiseman (June 6-10, 2018; Shenandoah Valley, VA)

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 02:22
Already have your Permaculture Design Certificate and looking to take it to the next level? Wayne Weiseman will be offering a Master Design class at the Schuler Homestead in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, June 6-10, 2018. This is a very intensive five-day training. It is the next step to develop proficiency in the permaculture design process.

This is an intensive course; we work for ten to twelve hours per day. The student will go home with a finished design for their property. Students must be committed to actualizing their work.

This master permaculture design practicum is for anyone looking to study permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from the instructor.


It is required that the prospective student gather any and all information about their particular site, or a client’s site and bring it to the practicum.

Your landscape is filled with possibilities. Locked in your property may be the means to sustain an abundant lifestyle for growing your food, collecting fresh rainwater for drinking and reducing your dependence on purchased resources. This design course will unlock the ecological capital that abounds within your yard, fields, or the neighborhood that surrounds you. It will give you the skills and foresight needed to assess, conceive and design your property into a perpetual harvest garden. Pre-requisite: PDC Certificate.


Some of topics that will be covered in the practicum:

Review of the permaculture concept
Design methodologies
Whole systems thinking
Ecological design
Scale of Permanence and how to utilize it for assessment and design
Base plans, plat maps, satellite maps, scaling and map measurements
Observation exercises
Site assessment and site assessment tool kits
The scale of permanence, sector analysis, the zone system, needs, products and behaviors as templates for design
Recognizing and following natural patterns
Drawing practice and landscape symbols
Drafting and drawing tools
Design drivers, goal setting, envisioning the needs and wants of the client
Bubble diagrams
Draft design (hand-drawing)
Concept evaluation
Plant databases, building databases, and internet resources
Polyculture design


Please get in touch with Wayne Weiseman directly to make a payment, for any questions and for exact course location. permacultureproject@gmail.com

Course price: $775.00

About the Instructor:
Wayne Weiseman is a permaculture teacher, designer, consultant and author. He lives in Carbondale, Illinois with his wife, Frances and daughter, Halima. He was certified to teach permaculture by Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture, in 1999. Wayne has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Courses around the world. He has served as a consultant and lecturer to educators, school administrators, business leaders, and others internationally. For 15 years Wayne managed a land-based, self-reliant community project combining organic crop/food production, ecologically-built shelter, renewable energy and appropriate technologies.

www.permacultureproject.com

Interested in Forming a Community in New Hampshire, White Mountains National Forest Area

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:03
This is more just a question than a topic but (it could become a lot of topics I guess)...
Is there any interest in the permies world into collaborative development of land that is not being used but is owned by someone else ("squatting")?
potentially nomadic habitation

Sustainable community in West Virginia or western MD?

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:10
We are a family of 6 intending to move back to my native West Virginia in the next 6 months.  We would like, if possible, to move to an intentional community/permaculture community/sustainable living situation/creative land access situation.  We are also open to purchasing land.  Our interests include permaculture, sustainability, gardening, food forests, foraging, natural building, beekeeping, as well as social justice and nonviolence.  If you know of a collection of folks or homesteads or other living arrangement (rural or small town, no big cities) that seems to fit with these interests, located in West Virginia or western Maryland, please PM me.  Thanks!

Has Anyone in KY Been Able to Get Approved...

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:56
...for composting toilet, grey water recycling...prior to a build?
Here's our sitch. We lived off-grid over winter at a friend's home, successfully. Compost toilet, DIY grey water filtering with charcoal/sand/pea gravel to allow drainage to the land again, solar power, wood stove heat. We bought land in a rural mountainous county in KY that has no building inspector - all plans are approved by exec judge, but the plumbing inspector is with the health department. His primary concern is with the septic issue. The land has not been perc'd and according to local geologists, it probably won't perc. We are looking for other permies in our state that have had success in getting a grey water filtering and compost toilet system approved by codes officials. Our "trial run" of six months was amazing, and we want to make sure we do this right in a permanent homestead. Thanks in advance.

Transgender Woman in TN Seeks to Join Compatible Southern IC

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:21
My name is Krissy Ramsey. I am a 56 year-old single pagan transgender woman who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  I have been experiencing an ongoing life crisis since losing my career as a mental health counselor with the start of the recession in 2007.  Despite my best efforts since then, I have never been able to get back on my feet financially and have struggled just to keep a roof over my head working as a self-employed wedding officiant. Now I have reached a point where I am at risk of homelessness if cannot find an alternative living situation by the first week of this August, and so am appealing for help to anyone who leads an intentional community in my region (i.e. East/Middle Tennessee, North Georgia, North Alabama, Western North Carolina) who may be willing to consider allowing me to join you as a member.

I am a very easy-going person with no addictions or criminal history, and no attachments preventing me from making an immediate move. And although I have no farming experience, I am in excellent health, have a strong desire to learn, and have a fairly diverse skill-set that I feel could be of value to certain communities.  You can see my education/work history on my Facebook profile at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/rev.krissyramsey

I would be happy to discuss the specifics of my situation with you in a phone and/or Skype interview (followed by an in-person visit if there seemed to be possibilities after that).  You may either reply to me here or call me directly at (423) 475-3382.

Thank you for considering my request!

Young couple looking for work trade opportunities Spring/Summer 2018

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:40
Hi. My partner and I are in the process of planning some travels in the Spring and Summer of next year. I (Sam) will be leaving behind a job as a carpenter and Hannah will have just ended a season on an organic vegetable farm. Neither of us are afraid of hard work and roughing it a bit. We're interested in working and learning as we travel South from Charlottesville, VA into North Carolina. Especially hoping to spend some time in the Triangle area and near Asheville.

More than anything we're hoping to get some hands on experience with all things permaculture. Our main interests are:
- natural building/ecological design
- earthworks/hugelkulture/irrigation free farming
- ancestral/traditional skills
- intentional community

We'd also love to meet up with local Food Not Bombs or other food rescue chapters or other kinds of waste conscious service work.

Part of our plan is to document and share the stories of people living healthy, happy, and satisfied lives while integrating permacultre principles into their work and homes.

Please share any thoughts/suggestions about people and places to visit. Thanks!

Farm needs some help - Talbott, TN

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 21:59
Hi everybody,

We're looking for some help for the season and hopefully longer.  I work at Rushy Springs Farm in Talbott, TN, and we're way short on labor power to get this farm where it needs to be.  I'm working for Jim Smith, who has been farming for most of his 70 years on Earth.

You'll get to work with an expert in chiles and salt brine fermented hot sauces. There are over 30 varieties of chiles being grown.  There are also currently tomatoes, garlic, citrus, bamboo, and many other interesting things growing at the farm.  Even more would be possible with more help.  Jim has a compelling vision of what this farm could mean to the local community and larger society, and we really need more committed individuals to move forward.

There are potential options to live on the farm.  The living situation would depend on the duration of your intended stay, etc.  Jim is interested in WWOOF style arrangements, but he is also open to discussing long term employment opportunities.

Talbott, TN is about 40 minutes (approximately 35 miles) northeast of Knoxville and less than 10 miles from Morristown, TN ( a decent sized city in that it has 30,000 residents).  A nice opportunity to experience eastern TN and learn a lot in the process. 

Here's a link to the farm's website:

https://rushyspringsfarm.wordpress.com/

Send a message through Permies and tell us a little about yourself.  Let us know about your farming/gardening/homesteading experiences and what you're hoping to get out of working on the farm.  Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Edward

We are three in KY with 62 acres, open for people to visit/join

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:59
Hey kinfolk (my new favorite Appalachian word).

We have a beautiful piece of land near Berea, Kentucky and are interested in travelers, permies and other people excited to join us in creating adventures this year, learning together. We are surrounded by a beautiful group of neighbors and extended community which makes rural life super enjoyable and full of social time and opportunities.

This year, our main focus will be building a log cabin that we will call home.

Secondary focuses will be making money (we have plans and are open to more ideas!) and community organizing (we are working with Permaculture Action Network to organize action days in the surrounding areas, as well as thePOOSH.org and will be soon launching our new project, Hands On Earth Permaculture).

We'd LOVE to do more but we are only three.

We're flexible as to how the arrangement could go. Don't be afraid to contact us at michaelbeck14903(at)gmail.com !

Permie Plan for Asheville, NC Rosman, NC Brevard, NC

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 07:59
Hello there,

I just created a profile here at Permies.  This is the community that I've always been a part of, but never knew it existed.  My name is William Wallace, and I am planning a large relocation to the Asheville area.  I do have listed multiple locations in the title.  This is because my plans are currently flexible. 

My largest intention is to build a permie resident on a tract of land that I own in Rosman, NC.  This is over 15 acres, and has several streams on it.  There is nothing built on the land, and the back property line is National Forest. I have had a love for Earth-Sheltered houses since I was a young boy.  My father purchased this land with the hopes of putting building something earth-sheltered.  I want to revitalize this idea and have year-round earth sheltered greenhouses.

Unfortunately, I am not in a position where I can simply live off the land and build my house as I want.  I have a job where I must maintain internet connection throughout the night.  Because of this, I am looking to make connections in either Asheville, Rosman or Brevard areas.  I would be simply looking for a place to connect to the internet and catch a few Z's of sleep.  The rest of my time would be spent living on my land.  I would even be content living in a tent, as long as I can get an extension cord for power and the wifi password.  My work is my priority at this time,  It is a steady job, 6 nights a week.  This gives me zero flexibility for the primitive permie lifestyle. 

My area is close to this location.  If you look at the map, I'm closer to the lake on the same road.  We have access to the same lake.  It is a short walk. 
https://www.vrbo.com/488422#location

I am interested in making connections with like-minded folks in the area.  I'm a big backpacker and hiker.  I love to camp in my hammock.  I am an Eagle Scout and an Army Veteran.  I do have to contend with some Home Owner's restrictions, but they allow a single camper on site when building the residence.  This would be the quickest way to get started, although I have no access to a camper, and the access road to the property is very sketchy.  It seems to be part of an old logging path. 

I was born in the Brevard area, and moved away when I was just over 5 years old.  I still feel tied to the area, and want to move back as soon as possible.  We'll see what I can put together!

-William

HINTON, WEST VIRGINIA--Treetop Creative Coop

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 20:58
Hi Folks,

I am posting on behalf of Dwight Emrich of Hinton, WV.

He is dreaming into being a great DIVERSE! permie Creative/Housing Coop.

AND is looking for willing participants and friends/supporters for a diversity friendly artisan
and artists community on the Amtrak Cardinal Line in the New River Gorge National
Recreation Area in Hinton, West Virginia, USA.

Dwight is a major repurposer and has a warehouse full of materials!

He owns numerous homes near together overlooking the town of Hinton and the river(s).

There are other properties available in the same area.

ANd he is reaching out to encourage folks to go to the Treetop Creative Coop website and facebook page.

http://treetopcreativecoop.weebly.com/about.html

CONTACT Dwight if you are interested.

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Treetop Creative Co-op
Get in touch to get started on the journey of a lifetime
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Physical Specs of Treetop
Physical Spaces Available
411 Sixth Ave , 40' X 25', 1/2 basement,  2 full floors  (includes loft apt undeveloped with full staircase up there) , 2500 Square Feet
412 Sixth Ave   20' X 40'  concrete area in basement  12 X 12,  rest crawlspace with beautiful 4.5 foot cut stone foundation, 1100 Square Feet
413 Sixth Ave  City Lot  (40X140 feet) with concrete foundation from former house, and small out building.  Some grading has been done  (possible work garage and tiny house??)
416 Sixth Ave, 25' X 40' , 2000 Square Feet, Glassed in Studio Apt. overlooking river, mountains and town
515 James Street, 23' X 38', 3 floors and front porch, 2806 Square Feet
517 James Street, 31 'X 40' 2 floors plus 2 story porch overlooking viewshed, 3120 Square feet
501 Commercial Street  National Historical District Warehouse (brick former feed store circa 1878), 16250 square feet, 3 story "tower" grainery

And from this above....
Ready with Six Months of Rehab  |  30 single living units
30 single living spaces with shared kitchen, common space, spacious porches, and great views of the New River could be ready  in six months with the right partners.

Next Six Months  |  10 more single living units
An additional ten single living units to rehab and refit could be ready for co-op agreement for a total of 40 single living units available among currently owned and clustered space.

Landscaping, Garden Terracing, Parking  |  3 months
Many older and gorgeous trees already dot the Treetop Housing Cluster.  Co-op agreements will include access to vegetable gardening spaces in raised beds, flower garden access, parking.
Treetop Creative Co-coop Creative Warehouse
Creative Warehouse  |  A 16250 sq. ft. space available for Intentional Community rehab
including the unique restful and creative feature of roof access to an active bat colony.

Additionally, each single space could come with, on a first come first serve basis, an artist's studio/creative space in the Creative Warehouse.

Additional Warehouse-based amenities could include:

    common meeting space
    business center for computer use and shipping
    online store and physical store participation (optional)
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https://www.facebook.com/treetopcreativecoop/
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Google 'powerpoint' program with more details.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qNjWIqpTZqDYpYsWRMEQYcZ3QVUmWp8rFVOYarzhdp4/edit#slide=id.gcb9a0b074_1_0

PDC, Mushroom Cultivation, and Mark Shepard in Eastern Kentucky

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 01:58
Hey All!
This October we are hosting a couple weeks of courses at our place in Irvine, KY which is about 1hr southeast out of Lexington. First a 13 day PDC, then a 2 day mushroom cultivation, and finally a 3 day Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard. Onsite camping and vegan meals included!

Let me know if I can help anyone with questions. All the information can be found at WildEarth.Farm under events.

Cheers,
Joe

what to plant on mountain property in North Carolina

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 23:59
Howdy folks! new to this site and love it. I have 2 1/2 acers in the mnts of NC and would like to now what type of fruit or nut trees I can grow on the property. elev I think is around 3000. have a streem that runs along the property. would love to turn it into a edible landscape. thks for any input.

Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course in Nashville this September

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 21:57
Hey folks,
I will be leading a 2.5-day Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course in Nashville on September 9-11 as a part of my book tour.

Designed for the beginner as well the experienced cultivator, this course covers everything you need to know to start producing high quality mushroom spawn, fruit mushrooms indoors all year, construct a mushroom farm, and establish regenerative outdoor fungal installations. Topics include:

Mushroom Cultivation Fundamentals

• The biology, ecology, and history of the Fungal Kingdom
• The principles underlying the art and science of cultivation
• Aseptic (“sterile”) practices with agar, grains, compost, and wood-based materials
• Liquid-based mushroom cultivation practices
• Place-based resource management and systems design principles
• Lab and fruiting environment designs for home-, farm-, or community-scale projects
• Appropriate, low-cost, and low-tech cultivation methods and tools
• Growing wild mushrooms

Appropriate Applications of Fungi

• Medicinal mushroom processing for maximum potency
• Outdoor mushroom garden design and installation
• Fungal integration into various permaculture-inspired sustainable living systems
• Mycoremediation chemistry and design concepts
• Supporting and diversifying fungal–plant relationships

Extra Myco-Skills

• Building soil health through cultivating mycorrhizal fungi
• Biochar & fungi
• Biogas & fungi
• Wild mushroom identification
• Resources & much more!

Tuition includes 4 mushroom cultures (valued at $100), supplies, and a 100-page workbook. Student and group discounts are also available.

More details about the course, including registration information, can be seen here:
http://bit.ly/rmtn2016

My bio and interviews with me can also be seen here:
https://radicalmycology.com/peters-bio/'

Cheers,
Peter

Roanoke area, Virginia? (cross posted in Intentional Community) please delete if not allowed

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:08
We are ready to start Spring 2017!

Post by: Nina Turner,
on Jun 06, 2016 12:46:26

This is a complete shot in the dark, but "you never know if you don't try".

We're not interested in temporary arrangements, we are ready to do some AWESOME with the rest of our lives.

We are an unmarried but stable couple (together for over four years) without children (hoping for one or two), looking for 1) a farm share or a long term lease, 2) mentoring from the farm owner who desires the land stay in agricultural production, and 3) potentially an eventual transfer opportunity.

We would like to settle down 15-30min (maybe up to 45min for the *perfect* fit) outside Roanoke, Virginia within the next two years.
(or alternatives: Bend, OR, or Boise, ID)

Virginia: It doesn't even have to be a working farm yet! Just land, people, and a plan...
Eastern Montgomery county, extreme east tip of Floyd county, northern Franklin county, northwestern Bedford county, southwest Botetourt county, southern Craig county, Roanoke county

I am a 41yr old licensed and certified massage therapist (gentle but firm pain/stress relief and elder/ill care specialties) who can work flexible hours to accommodate what needs to be accomplished on the property. I grew up in Marietta, GA and spent 3yrs in Fayetteville, NC before moving to Boise, ID in August 2001. I have maternal family (cousins/not close) in Montgomery county. We visited my aunts annually when I was a kid, so I have a general familiarity with this area. I'm the primary permaculture fan and 'area of interest researcher' at this stage.

He is 33yrs old, in the beer business with a Class A CDL. He also has 6yrs of prior cooking experience, and was vegetarian for 1yr. He is studying for Cicerone certification (beer guru), and is also the 'recycling man', builder of enclosures, and graywater systems enthusiast. He was 4-11 growing up in Christiansburg when his mom was attending Virginia Tech for her veterinary education.

At least one of us would be working full-time at all times to provide monetary income. We have both been at our current workplaces for 9yrs.
We have subscribed to the local news sites in order to keep current on happenings in the area. We are fully against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
He is aiming for a position at the new Deschutes Brewery once it is built (north of Vinton, start of construction by June 1, 2017). The '30min outside of Roanoke' limit is for his anticipated drive to work.

Due to his salaried lower-totem-pole management position hours, and the fact that we are renters of a non-agricultural (but rural) property, we have been unable to expand our permaculture aspirations to more hands-on and sustainable projects.

We are studying permaculture and regenerative agriculture in our free time. We would work your land with an ethic of stewardship. We do not have a clear plan of action, as that would depend on the site/locality and is always subject to refinement.

We currently have 90 chickens (many breeds and mixes thereof), and 50% interest in two weanling goat does. These would stay in Idaho as our chickens are not NPIP certified, and we share the young goats with our close neighbors (same landlord).
We have three years' experience with hatching, brooding, home butchering, and overwintering chickens. We have had introductory experience with goat kids, turkeys, guineas, and the landlord's beef steers. We have each had gardening successes in the past, but no time/energy to devote to plants over the last couple of years.

We are considering primarily heritage livestock suitable for Virginia, for premium sales of stock and meat: several chicken breeds (eggs of white, brown, blue, and green), Oberhalsi or another breed of dairy goats, Guinea Hogs, and possibly Midget White Turkeys. The livestock would multiply after the first few years to need a structure for each species/variety.
Any suitable livestock housing/infrastructure already existing would be valuable.
If the PRIME Act passes, or even if it doesn't, a processing shed would be beneficial.

I am interested in producing value-added products for market as well. This includes but not limited to breads, preserves, cultured veggies, dried produce, kefirs, kombucha, and dairy products. Possibly a weekly 'meals to go' customer list as well.
A professional kitchen (licensing/inspections) would be a great asset.

We would like enough space to produce our own livestock feeds and bedding onsite (depends on #/types of animals), an intergrated compost system, an apiary/pollinators garden setup to attract and preserve native honeybees, a small food forest planned orchard, and an extensive no-till deep garden.
Any of these features already in place would be respected and tended gratefully.

We would need to have a small home site for us, pre-existing--
or able to park a camper for up to a year to observe the land before building a modest, ecologically sound, climate-suitable home.

We would help with your own ongoing farm projects, in exchange for a place to live and farm at a low rate.
My current thoughts are that the livestock and harvested produce we introduced would belong to us, but all buildings and land improvements would contribute to your property.

We are responsible, idealistic, motivated, Star Trek fan, ethical, 'very clean hippie' types.
He is debt free; I have outstanding tax and student loan issues to resolve.
No GMO, no pesticides, but not sold on organic certification either.
Both currently tobacco smokers (outdoors only).
No hard alcohol, no pharmaceuticals or street drugs.
Two 6yr old indoor (declawed) cats.

*goals: self-sufficiency and surplus (provide for us and you); pollinators haven; heritage livestock and heirloom varietals preservation; public/consumer education and nutrition; *new* chicken variety- Partridge Ameraucana (12yrs selective breeding needed); assist agricultural renaissance by providing the best product and service in the area for fairs and shows (make money off the snooty people

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

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