My name is Mark Rich. I'm looking for an opportunity to work in an organic garden or on farm from May to October, although the time-frame is flexible. I can give about 20 hours of work per week in exchange for a private living space such as a cabin or similar structure.
I was an intern at two organic farms in Maine from 2005 to 2010, one in Phippsburg & the other in Palermo, & have worked in organic gardens as well. Some of my skills include: basic crop production from seed-starting to harvest, greenhouse maintenance, & composting.
I'm familiar with small-scale maple syrup production, landscaping, & light tractor operation. I've participated in construction projects, & have created garden structures such as walls, fences, trellises, arbors, & rock gardens.
Other things I’d like to learn & contribute to, include: construction projects, alternative energy, & alternative building. If there are activities which require skills other than the ones I mentioned, we can talk about the details.
Furthermore, I could assist you in starting any projects you've been considering by researching, learning, & either working with you or alone to complete these. This will depend upon your finances, existing resources, & inclination. I'm 40 years old & in excellent physical condition.
An ideal situation is this:
-A place offering year-round work that would like to become more self-sustainable.
-Stores & a library are within walking or biking distance.
-I have use of a workshop.
-Rather than being part of a group, I prefer to work on my own or with the manager most of the time.
Depending upon the situation, I'd still consider an opportunity without all of those features. Before an agreement is made, I can visit you. If things seem OK, maybe we can make a conditional agreement for a period of time, then extend it if things continue to go well. At that time I will also provide references. I'm currently living in Massachusetts.
For my complete resume visit www.richessence.com. The best way to contact me is, Mark (at) RichEssence.com.