A group of farmers and food advocacy groups have come together to plan a free summer workshop series for farm interns in the Southern Willamette Valley. Come learn from experienced, knowledgeable farmers and connect with other farm interns in the area. This is a unique opportunity to tour different farms and learn from other farmers about how they do things. Workshops include instruction in IPM, biodynamic farming, seed saving… attend ’em all!
You do not have to be a landowner to be a farmer. It’s probably more fun to NOT be a landowner, to be a free agent. I’ve heard of crews of fruit tree and grape pruners. It’s high skill and pays decently. You don’t learn pruning, or butchering overnight. Someone with patience and skill has to teach you, and if you get such a skill, it’s golden.
In the farm intern world, you look for these unusual skills, and perhaps some skill that I haven’t even mentioned or heard of. I bet you’ll meet the better kind of people, too. A lot of men and women I speak with complain about the quality of their fellow Whites that they know in the USA. The farm interns and farmers are a self selected group that wants to do something useful even if it’s hard and grueling and hot and sweaty and dirty. Sounds like a good marriage pool, for both men and women doesn’t it?
Get your skills and you can get jobs in exotic places. Hawaii, Central America, South America, Asia, Russia.
This is how we adapt to the dystopia. We have to suffer a bit, go get hot and sweaty and dirty, put in your work but go after skills. When you got skills, then you can do something like rent a space from a landowner and run a business, or command a decent salary and a good living situation, or travel around making per diem with your skill. Defintiey get a CDL (truck drivers) license too, if you can do it on the cheap with veteran’s benefits or something. Lot of jobs driving those big dump trucks on farms and mines and oil patch places.
Traveling and skilling up is a fun way to live. People need novelty, and you can combine the desire for novelty with learning practical skills and doing practical jobs that will still be needed hwne the Fed can no longer keep this house of cards standing.