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Starting a SPIN Farm - Looking for Resources

From: Kimberly L.
Sent on: Sunday, February 26, 2012 9:30 PM


I am looking to get a small SPIN Farm operation off the ground this Spring (5,000-10,000 sq. ft.). Plots
of land can be as small as 1,000 sq. ft. each and on multiple locations.  More info at:

If anyone has land/water available or knows someone else who does and would like to donate it for this effort, please contact me. The contributor will get veggies (probably mostly greens and herbs) and maybe some other landscape services!

I have worked at D-Acres of New Hampshire: Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead and completed my PDC and 3 months of natural building at OUR Ecovillage on Vancouver Island. I have also volunteered at Genesis Farm in New Jersey and started a garden at WindTree Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This SPIN Farm will be part of a diversified income model I am developing as part of an organization I am getting off the ground called the Livelihood Project, which is forming a network of cooperative livelihood models that are accessible/affordable, close loops on energy and resources, make resilient income streams, and make us powerful enough to claim our livelihoods from purely financial obligations. I am also a writer who recently published a permaculture relevant article on the Beacon Food Forest at

My business partner, Oliver Lazenby (who was a fellow editorial intern at YES! Magazine last winter/spring), has spent a great deal of time working on farms, publishes a zine called the Farmer Labor Zine, and is currently working on an article for Acres USA as a full-time freelancer.

Thanks to all in advance for spreading the word!

Robert Mellinger

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