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Moving the food forest tractor during the Permaculture Design Certificate course PDC course and getting some grass out

Farm manager wanted

PermEco Inc. is looking for a mature, motivated, hard working farm manager for the Kendall Permaculture Farm. You will be working directly with the owners of the farm and will be supervising short term volunteers on the property.

PermEco Inc. is a not for profit organisation focused on educating, training and research into permanently productive ecosystems using permaculture, regenerative agriculture, syntropic and holistic farming and natural grazing techniques. Our education and demonstration site Kendall Permaculture Farm has a broad range of permaculture, syntropic and grazing management systems in place. As our systems are growing and we are expanding the services we are providing, we are in need of a farm manager.

You will need to be hard working, keen to learn and open to learning new things. You must be passionate about permaculture and other regenerative farming practices and be happy to work with animals and plants. You will have to be driven to make a difference on this planet, be physically fit, able to work long hours and have an easygoing personality. We would prefer you to have a Permaculture Design Certificate, however experience will count towards your suitability for this position. Feeling comfortable with yourself, and being happy with basic amenities and simple living is a necessity.

You need to be able to relate to people from different backgrounds and with different ideas, and be able to motivate them to achieve. Common sense and the ability to work out a practical solution to a problem is absolutely essential.

You must be happy to stay put in one place for some time, or even looking for your “forever home” without feeling the need to own a place. Kin Kin is a bit out of the way, so someone with a car and license is preferred. We will also look at couples for this position.

Initially we are looking for a 6 month volunteer commitment, during which time you will be trained to be able to run the farm. The first 6 weeks will be on a trial basis so that we can establish whether the dynamics work and expectations are met. Your accommodation and food will be included. Please note that the hours are long, but we do have regular breaks and we try to give everyone some time off on weekends.

After 6 months we will discuss financial returns and longer term plans. These may include training to be able to consult, co-teaching opportunities and further development and training, as well as a financial arrangement.

If this sounds like you and you would like to apply, please fill in the form below. We will note on this page if the position has been filled, if no such notice is visible the position is still available.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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