I'm looking for some beginning permaculture farmers who seek mentoring and the opportunity to try out their own business in a supported homestead environment. I'm a co-founder of Terra Genesis International, and teach the Certified Permaculture Design course at Greenfield Community College, in western Massachusetts. I have many years of experience working internationally on climate change and conservation projects, as well as with farmers of all types.
We are searching for 4 individuals with an interest in collaborative homesteading or developing their own earth based regenerative business. The opportunity comes with the option of some consistent professional mentoring. Home/Landowner is offering a farming/permaculture business mentoring situation on a 6 acre homestead in Ashfield. Cost for the on-site residential option is $450/month but you keep all that you earn from your business to help offset this cost.
> Applications are due Nov 15th and then on a rolling basis. Send brief letter of interest stating why you are interested along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 4 residential positions available, and participants will live together in a communal household and manage the 6 acres while working on developing their own permaculture/farm business with assistance from the landowner and the other participants. Non-residential participation is also possible.
The optional coaching can include business plan development, Holistic Management'TM, advanced topics in permaculture, marketing and hosting an onsite Permaculture Design Certificate course, as well as PDC teaching experience. Workshops in Shamanism may also be offered over the course of the year, from different Shamanic healers,.
We are searching especially for someone with a passion for regenerative livestock rearing and beekeeping, someone who has experience and interest in culinary arts/value added products and medicinal plants, someone with gifts in marketing, farm based tourism and education. Also open to other innovative creative entrepreneurs with other interests.
People from diverse backgrounds and traditionally under represented groups highly welcomed.