Hello, I bought 10 acres near manistee and love the area. I am getting established while camping. I have been collecting many different trees, shrubs, vegetables, and flowers. I could see trading labor for some transplants, seeds, or tubers at some point.
You could gain experience, possibly gaining badge bits for the PEP program, on my land before you find a place of your own.
I would also be open to trade my labor for something while you get started.
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