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Please read. I appreciate any suggestions

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:34
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 - 10:34
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 - 13:31
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.

Southeast Tennessee, Looking For Like-Minds and Info

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 13:31
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.

Southeast Tennessee, Looking For Like-Minds and Info

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 13:31
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.

Lancaster Pa- Appalachia???

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:08
Is Lancaster Pa, considered the East or Appalachia? I seek simple advice on a simple matter.

Thank you
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Lancaster Pa- Appalachia???

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:08
Is Lancaster Pa, considered the East or Appalachia? I seek simple advice on a simple matter.

Thank you
$

Lancaster Pa- Appalachia???

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:08
Is Lancaster Pa, considered the East or Appalachia? I seek simple advice on a simple matter.

Thank you
$

Young Farmer looking for Opportunity

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:55
Hey there,

I am a 24 year old aspiring farmer and entrepreneur currently growing near Blacksburg, VA. I manage a market garden of about 2 acres on a rural property, growing organic produce using permaculture and sustainable methods. Most of the land I cultivate is on steep slope to which I designed a series of contoured beds and terraces using a transit. I work with one business partner who owns the land and helps in the garden.

I have grossed up to $5,000 a month selling at local farmers markets with my seasonal produce. I have been concentrating on annuals as I am on rented land and needed quick return on my investments as well as a beginning income stream. I have experience with most farm animals and am a certified bee keeper.

My passion is perennial food systems, silvopastures, and communal living. My ultimate goal is to be on land that I could eventually own. Although I have had success with annual vegetables, I have also learned that I value community and long term projects above all else. I am posting in search for various opportunities, on land with like-minded people, for proven vegetable growers in an intentional community setting.

My email address is abundantspecies@gmail.com. I have a facebook of the current project at facebook.com/thehighlandfarmers.

Thanks,
Jared

Young Farmer looking for Opportunity

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:55
Hey there,

I am a 24 year old aspiring farmer and entrepreneur currently growing near Blacksburg, VA. I manage a market garden of about 2 acres on a rural property, growing organic produce using permaculture and sustainable methods. Most of the land I cultivate is on steep slope to which I designed a series of contoured beds and terraces using a transit. I work with one business partner who owns the land and helps in the garden.

I have grossed up to $5,000 a month selling at local farmers markets with my seasonal produce. I have been concentrating on annuals as I am on rented land and needed quick return on my investments as well as a beginning income stream. I have experience with most farm animals and am a certified bee keeper.

My passion is perennial food systems, silvopastures, and communal living. My ultimate goal is to be on land that I could eventually own. Although I have had success with annual vegetables, I have also learned that I value community and long term projects above all else. I am posting in search for various opportunities, on land with like-minded people, for proven vegetable growers in an intentional community setting.

My email address is abundantspecies@gmail.com. I have a facebook of the current project at facebook.com/thehighlandfarmers.

Thanks,
Jared

Young Farmer looking for Opportunity

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:55
Hey there,

I am a 24 year old aspiring farmer and entrepreneur currently growing near Blacksburg, VA. I manage a market garden of about 2 acres on a rural property, growing organic produce using permaculture and sustainable methods. Most of the land I cultivate is on steep slope to which I designed a series of contoured beds and terraces using a transit. I work with one business partner who owns the land and helps in the garden.

I have grossed up to $5,000 a month selling at local farmers markets with my seasonal produce. I have been concentrating on annuals as I am on rented land and needed quick return on my investments as well as a beginning income stream. I have experience with most farm animals and am a certified bee keeper.

My passion is perennial food systems, silvopastures, and communal living. My ultimate goal is to be on land that I could eventually own. Although I have had success with annual vegetables, I have also learned that I value community and long term projects above all else. I am posting in search for various opportunities, on land with like-minded people, for proven vegetable growers in an intentional community setting.

My email address is abundantspecies@gmail.com. I have a facebook of the current project at facebook.com/thehighlandfarmers.

Thanks,
Jared

Eastern Kentucky PDC June 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:32
We at Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary are hosting a PDC in Irvine Ky this summer. Graham Burnett of Spiralseed and author of the Vegan Book of Permaculture will be teaching along with William Faith of Genius Loci Permaculture and the Chicagoland Permaculture Guild.

http://wildearthfarm.org/2015vpdc

Any questions let me know!

Eastern Kentucky PDC June 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:32
We at Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary are hosting a PDC in Irvine Ky this summer. Graham Burnett of Spiralseed and author of the Vegan Book of Permaculture will be teaching along with William Faith of Genius Loci Permaculture and the Chicagoland Permaculture Guild.

http://wildearthfarm.org/2015vpdc

Any questions let me know!

Eastern Kentucky PDC June 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:32
We at Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary are hosting a PDC in Irvine Ky this summer. Graham Burnett of Spiralseed and author of the Vegan Book of Permaculture will be teaching along with William Faith of Genius Loci Permaculture and the Chicagoland Permaculture Guild.

http://wildearthfarm.org/2015vpdc

Any questions let me know!

Good Locations to start a Permaculture Community in the Appalachia area

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:30
Howdy!

We are a group of 10 inspired and full of energy humans disembarking on a path of settling down and creating our vision. We have been traveling around learning natural building and permaculture skills for 3-4 years now, and its time to get our own land and start practicing. Does anyone here have any good recommendations of places in the appalachia region where (1) land is cheap, (2) close to progressive city hubs, (3) has 4 seasons, (4) no fracking around, (5) beautiful land?

Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Some of us grew up in the midwest, but have mainly been in Europe and Oregon for the past years, so we are now a bit unfamiliar with this region. Much love you great people!

Good Locations to start a Permaculture Community in the Appalachia area

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:30
Howdy!

We are a group of 10 inspired and full of energy humans disembarking on a path of settling down and creating our vision. We have been traveling around learning natural building and permaculture skills for 3-4 years now, and its time to get our own land and start practicing. Does anyone here have any good recommendations of places in the appalachia region where (1) land is cheap, (2) close to progressive city hubs, (3) has 4 seasons, (4) no fracking around, (5) beautiful land?

Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Some of us grew up in the midwest, but have mainly been in Europe and Oregon for the past years, so we are now a bit unfamiliar with this region. Much love you great people!

Good Locations to start a Permaculture Community in the Appalachia area

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:30
Howdy!

We are a group of 10 inspired and full of energy humans disembarking on a path of settling down and creating our vision. We have been traveling around learning natural building and permaculture skills for 3-4 years now, and its time to get our own land and start practicing. Does anyone here have any good recommendations of places in the appalachia region where (1) land is cheap, (2) close to progressive city hubs, (3) has 4 seasons, (4) no fracking around, (5) beautiful land?

Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Some of us grew up in the midwest, but have mainly been in Europe and Oregon for the past years, so we are now a bit unfamiliar with this region. Much love you great people!

Natural Building Courses

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:55
Join us for two Natural Building Workshops this summer...
4 Day Cob Workshop June 12-15 and Natural Building Intensive 8/8-8/16



Cob
Join us for a four day cob building workshop where art meets function. Create an elegant garden entrance and gate with us, using cob, stone and wood. Engage your senses. Arouse your creativity. Create a lasting impression.
This workshop will teach you the basics of cob building. Cob is an ancient method now revised and improved upon with modern development. From design to construction, you will participate fully, while expressing yourself and your inner artist.

Natural Building Intensive
Ready to get your hands dirty? Join us for 9 days of theory & design, hands-on natural building and exploratory tours of local structures and homes that were built using different techniques. This course is designed to immerse you in the methods used to create sustainable, healthy, made-from-local materials, energy efficient, aesthetic, functional and owner-build structures to add beauty and form to your landscape.

Learn more at http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com/events/

Natural Building Courses

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:55
Join us for two Natural Building Workshops this summer...
4 Day Cob Workshop June 12-15 and Natural Building Intensive 8/8-8/16



Cob
Join us for a four day cob building workshop where art meets function. Create an elegant garden entrance and gate with us, using cob, stone and wood. Engage your senses. Arouse your creativity. Create a lasting impression.
This workshop will teach you the basics of cob building. Cob is an ancient method now revised and improved upon with modern development. From design to construction, you will participate fully, while expressing yourself and your inner artist.

Natural Building Intensive
Ready to get your hands dirty? Join us for 9 days of theory & design, hands-on natural building and exploratory tours of local structures and homes that were built using different techniques. This course is designed to immerse you in the methods used to create sustainable, healthy, made-from-local materials, energy efficient, aesthetic, functional and owner-build structures to add beauty and form to your landscape.

Learn more at http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com/events/

Natural Building Courses

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:55
Join us for two Natural Building Workshops this summer...
4 Day Cob Workshop June 12-15 and Natural Building Intensive 8/8-8/16



Cob
Join us for a four day cob building workshop where art meets function. Create an elegant garden entrance and gate with us, using cob, stone and wood. Engage your senses. Arouse your creativity. Create a lasting impression.
This workshop will teach you the basics of cob building. Cob is an ancient method now revised and improved upon with modern development. From design to construction, you will participate fully, while expressing yourself and your inner artist.

Natural Building Intensive
Ready to get your hands dirty? Join us for 9 days of theory & design, hands-on natural building and exploratory tours of local structures and homes that were built using different techniques. This course is designed to immerse you in the methods used to create sustainable, healthy, made-from-local materials, energy efficient, aesthetic, functional and owner-build structures to add beauty and form to your landscape.

Learn more at http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com/events/

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