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Karen Wortman replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Hi Joel,   I hold the class on our farm.  If the weather is pretty, we are outside.  If the weather is poor, I have a big barn that keeps everyone out of the elements.  Most of the classes are pretty hands-on, so being outside is…"
Mar 22, 2012
Joel Smith replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Great ideas!  Thank you, thank you!"
Mar 21, 2012
Joel Smith replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Odd is good.  Normal is boring.  I'm going to check out your blog.  Thanks for the link.  I don't consider it shameless self promotion.  It's enthusiasm and shared wisdom. "
Mar 21, 2012

Group Leader
Luke Townsley replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"I would imagine you've come across this project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QIFPFpxBFVE Another is the raised bed gardening system of: http://www.bountifulgardens.org/ Also, you might think about getting your…"
Mar 21, 2012
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"I'm finding that I'd rather be odd than in to fit in the big square box. ;)"
Mar 21, 2012
Sam Burton replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"First, Joel, you've come to the right place.  Secondly, good for you for having a dream and for taking steps to make it come true.  We're all at various stages of the same journey.  We'll walk it together. While this…"
Mar 21, 2012
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"It's a bit out of date, but here's my site: http://supurbanfarm.com  I'll be updating in this month.  I also recommend Aquaponic Gardening Community: http://aquaponicscommunity.com/ And Backyard Aquaponics: …"
Mar 20, 2012
Joel Smith replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Excellent ideas!  Thank you. I've considered opening a store which equips and teaches novices to produce sustainable agriculture at home.  I've got quite a learning curve in business and agriculture.  I am interested in…"
Mar 20, 2012
Joel Smith replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"I like the teaching idea.  I probably need more experience (maybe a track record with a farm).  Where do you hold your classes?  Karen, what you're doing sounds like the direction I want to move toward.  If you don't…"
Mar 20, 2012
Joel Smith replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Thanks Luke!  That gives me much to think about.  Is aquaponics cost effective?  I've never really explored the subject.  I read Salatin's book last year.  In fact, I was obsessed with Salatin's work last…"
Mar 20, 2012
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Joel, its NOT a bad dream, it's a wonderful one! We're in the Arizona desert, and we're working on building a business based on teaching people to create their own home " urban farms." (I have a teaching background,…"
Mar 20, 2012

Group Leader
Karen Wortman replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"I always feel that you can make your dream reality!  It just takes planning, getting the right support group, and in the case of farming, hard work.  As some of the others have suggested, you can start to build your dream now even living…"
Mar 15, 2012

Group Leader
Luke Townsley replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"The challenge to organic produce is selling it. You likely have a better chance of making a living selling produce where you are now with things like aquaponics, raised bed gardens, permaculture, hugelkultur, greenhouse growing, vertical growing,…"
Mar 14, 2012
Jean Fritz replied to Joel Smith's discussion A vision totally out of reach (for the moment) in the group Grow Your Business
"Hi Joel Great question - and welcome to the group, BTW.  I have been where you are now, minus the two kids.  I had always wanted to farm (grew up in Detroit!) and worked jobs that paid very little, but was able through a series of events,…"
Mar 14, 2012
Joel Smith added a discussion to the group Grow Your Business
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A vision totally out of reach (for the moment)

I dream of owning an organic farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a produce stand and possibily a bed and breakfast.  I currently live in the Piedmont or NC on less than half an acre in a neighborhood.  I've been learning to grow with compost and no pesticide.  Last year a friend and I raised a batch of grass-fed chickens which we prepared from beginning to end.  This is an explanation of my novice status. I teach and make less than $35K per year.  I am 45 years old with a wife and two teenage…See More
Mar 14, 2012
Joel Smith joined Karen Wortman's group
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Grow Your Business

This group is designed for individuals that are interested in building a business around gardening, landscaping, and "growing" something.
Mar 14, 2012

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Dan's podcast
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
5th year teacher at a private Christian high school (not a job I enjoy, nor one that pays well)
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
There are so many to choose from: organic farming; speaker/preacher; kettle corn vendor; possibly writing
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Public speaking, teaching, research, worship development
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://mrbultitude.blogspot.com/
More than one website?
http://www.kettlecornnc.com/

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At 6:35pm on March 7, 2012,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Joel,

Thank you for joining us in the Finding your Voice. We're glad you are here.

There are many things to do in here.

You are invited to join in the discussions that interest you most, or start one of your own.

The next issue of our newsletter will be out in a few days. 4 Points Coaching is a weekly. May we begin sending it your way?

Hear our podcast with Dan Miller.

At 5:17pm on March 7, 2012,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…

Hi Joel,

Thanks so much for joining the Speak It Forward group. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. We value your input and insight.

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.

At 2:16pm on March 7, 2012,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
said…

Hi Joel  -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

Depending on your interests, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with. If you are interested in getting in touch with purpose and calling, here is the link to ours, finding your voice

To Get started and make the most of your experience, visit our handy get started tutorial page. You'll find how-to videos and suggestions.

-joel

48 Days advisory team

At 8:41am on March 7, 2012,
Group Leader
Connie Foster
said…
Joel
Welcome to the community. As you explore this site, you will find experienced folks full of encouragement and support. Best wishes in the pursuit of your dreams.
Connie

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