I was recently contacted by a friend who has an incredible offer he wanted me to share here.
I know some of you have talked with me in the past about your hunt for land… this may be just what you need. -DTG
What is being offered is a huge plot of land, rent-free, for an individual or family to farm, garden, raise livestock and live off the soil.
You also receive the chance to work with a talented mentor – Dennis – who is a personal friend of Joel Salatin and a very successful livestock farmer.
The property is North of Gainesville in the midst of thousands of undeveloped acres.
(Note: I’ve been camping there and it’s marvelous. There are also deer, rabbits and hogs for the taking – not to mention lots and lots of wild blueberries.)
Dennis lives in Live Oak and keeps various livestock grazing on portions of the land.
If you decide to move here, there is a well, pump, and power on site with a little open shelter; however, you will have to build a tiny house, park an RV, bring a yurt or do something for accommodation.
It’s in a place where you can live life without pressure and spend your days homesteading, free from prying neighbors and most bureaucrats.
Dennis is looking for help with high-intensive management of the property, including strip grazing different livestock. He will be providing goats, hogs, cattle, etc. and managing from afar in Live Oak and mentoring your growth in permaculture land management and animal husbandry.
This is a long-term opportunity to learn and live without pouring out financial resources and see your skills and income grow over time.
Occupants are free to garden, raise chickens – and there’s a crazy amount of space in which you can do so.
The property, though rural, is also within a short drive of I-75, meaning you’re not really all that far from “civilization.”
“We need someone with a good strong back and lots of vision or ability to see what can be after some elbow grease… we can oversee and take it from there. We do not want to pay salary but are also not used to not making money in ag in reasonable time frame and we will share those profits with our partners. Partners can work and see fruits of their labor in time.
My qualifications: 400 k gross sales, 30 years experience in farming, love teaching and mentoring and partnering. We are doing dairy, beef production, pastured poultry, forest fed pork, food forest, swales on 10 acres, 3000 trees on our farm from lumber production to food, lamb and goat production. We sell everything we produce to the end consumer, ALL production is direct marketed. Plus we market other farms products in a collaborative/cooperative way. Joel Salatin is our mentor and friend and had been to the farm twice and his son Daniel once.”
Sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime. The land is sandy scrub with swampy areas and lots of pastureland. Not ideal for agriculture without some work, but a great chance to test permaculture principles and learn in the field – particularly in the realm of managing grazing animals.
If anyone is interested, you can reach Dennis here.