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So you want to be a farmer or nursery owner?

Did you ever dream of making your living off the land but didn’t know where to start? There are few organizations that are willing to help you learn the ropes in exchange for some free labor. You can intern at organic farms and see if you really have what it takes to do the job. A recent article in the June/July 08 issue of Organic Gardening (Sorry there is no link to the article on line) tells all about it. Check out these websites to see if there is a farm in your area that is willing to teach you a think or two.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Organic Volunteers

Several new books on the subject are also available at your local bookstore. Check out:

Hobby Farm by Carol Ekarius
or
So You Want to Start a Nursery by Tony Avent

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.