A Special Opprotunity for Someone on the path to Permaculture Mastery: An Apprenticeship at Seven Seeds Farm in Williams
From wiki….Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialog, and challenge. The person in receipt of mentorship may be referred to as a protégé (male), a protégée (female).
Do the names Bill Mollison, Vandana Shiva, Ben Law, Masunoba Fukuoka, Alan Savory, Rudolf Steiner, Helen & Scott Nearing, Aldo Leopold, Lao T’zu, Sepp Holzer, Malcolm Margolin, Starhawk, Ursala LeGuin and Gene Logsdon resound deeply with you?
How about Permaculture, biodynamics, natural farming, whole systems design?
Do you already know how to do the following with some level of competency? market gardening, carpentry, livestock care, plant propagation, small scale logging, timber framing, natural building, biodynamics, non-violent communication, home scale fermentation…
Are you 110% clear that your life path involves all the aforementioned words? (and more!) Then I have a special opportunity for you!
I have been hosting interns at my farm in Williams, OR since 1998 and have at times approached the dynamic of a true apprenticeship. More specifically mentoring a protégé in the arts of natural farming. Not simply taking a piece of unformed steel and crafting a knife, but rather taking that which has already formed through passion and life experience and helping to hone it to a samurai sword of purpose and practice! Do you strive to be the pocket knife or the samurai sword? If you reply, “the latter”. Then let us talk more – and more importantly DO!
We have two simple housing options available here now – a converted school bus with wood heat, propane for cooking, running cold water and electricity for lights and simple appliances. Also a tree house with wood heat, propane stove top, running cold water and an amazing view. Bathing/laundry options exist.
What I seek? Someone who is passionate, intelligent, moderately well read/studied in the natural farming/permaculture/biodynamic/woodland way school of thought. This should not be new information to you. You know how to use most tools with proficiency. You grasp the necessity to stick with a job to completion, not just the end of the “shift”. You see yourself as being a farmer, woodland steward someday soon. This is not a passing fancy. You know in your bones that you must apply yourself diligently to master these skills for the benefit of humanity, the Earth and her species. You recognize that this offer transcends money and worldly concerns and is part of your spiritual mission during this incarnation. If this isn’t you, please don’t waste my time.
Whom am I? At 15 with the concurrent discovery of wild nature, mountain biking, entheogens, the Grateful Dead, Earth First! Began a life driven to master earth stewardship skills. I have been working on organic farms since I was 19, I am 40 now. I have been running my own farm since I was 23. I began Seven Seeds Farm here in Williams, OR when I was 24. There is no turning back for me! I am passionate about permaculture, biodynamics, non-violence, wild nature, music/dance/culture, traditional ecological knowledge, woodland stewardship, aquaculture, natural farming, roational grazing and ceremonial culture as a way to focus our love for God and Creation.
If a big “YES” resounds within you, then please give me a call (541)660-1077, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, please don’t waste our time if you aren’t qualified for this offer. Busy farmer here. (;
Organic Farmers, Seed Companies and Organic Trade Associations sue Monsanto to stop the illegal contamination of our seed and food from their transgenic crops.
Here is a site that provides up to date info. about our lawsuit (Siskiyou Seeds and the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative are two groups that joined as plaintiffs) suing Monsanto to reel in their attempt to monopolize our collective agricultural genetic heritage. The situation is heating up as we realize the size of the dragon whose tail we just grabbed. We need your support to take ’em down.Â btw…Bill Gates is a Monsanto board member and will focus tax-free money through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight us as they believe GMO’s are the way to end hunger in Africa…(waaaay wrong on that point…maybe they should consider export commodity agribiz, faulty colonial era water policy and desertification inducing farming practices as better targets).Â Thanks.
Here is a link to an interesting article from the New York Times about Heirloom Seeds that mentions Siskiyou Seeds and some of our colleagues such as Uprising Organics, Baker Creek and Fedco Seeds.