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Torah Observant Organic Farming Network

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Torah Observant Organic Farming Network

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Assemblies
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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Group Admin
Ken, Jeff Gilbert
  • Wayne and 10 others have joined the group Torah Observant Organic Farming Network
  • Sister, I know what you mean. Our family has learned this difficult lesson too. We want fellowship, but we need to have it with like minded people, and sometimes it takes several months before this can be truly known or not. I can truly empathize with you.
    12 months ago
  • Brenda, we just had a family leave that had been with us 3 months. We had to ask them to go and it was not a good parting. Even though they were Torah keepers, they were not a good fit for us or us for their family. We discovered that when people say they are in Torah, it doesn't mean that their personalities, habits and work ethics are the same as yours. That statement goes for us to them as well. I am not throwing stones. It was an "iron sharpening iron' experience for my husband and I on...
    12 months ago
  • We too are open to this type of arrangement even though we have had some very bad experiences in the past. We have spare room and need help in general even though we do not have a "farm".
    12 months ago
  • Alex, your renting situation applies! =D We all have individual situations where we can use some help for the work and also provide housing for those who are helping. We have a Torah brother who has now been living on our homestead for almost 4 years. He had a job, paid rent and also assisted us as needed. Now that he is not working an outside job, he is putting a lot of time helping us to cover his expenses (mainly electricity). We have had other individuals and families pass through over...
    12 months ago
  • Does it count if you have someone renting out a room in your house that works on the farm nearly every weekday?
    12 months ago
  • It seems there is an increasing number of YAHfolk who are living a mobile lifestyle. Has anyone who has a farm had others in Torah come to help them? If so, what was that experience like? Please share any pains or praise you experienced. Thank you!
    12 months ago
  • Ken posted a new announcement,
    2 years ago
  • Thanks again, Anita for your contribution! I just updated the site http://toofn.webs.com/ with your idea of what this program should look like! Awesome!
    2 years ago
  • Thank you so much Anita! Your description will fit well on the website and I will credit it to you there.
    2 years ago
  • Ken replied to Seed Saving!
    Tell us what you think of this method of collecting tomato seeds. I really like Clifton Middleton.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Yncr8rTfc
    2 years ago
  • Please sign up on our website http://www.toofn.webs.com/ This will be the actual place to begin matching Farmers with Volunteers. It's free to become a member.
    2 years ago
  • Anita, you have laid it out perfectly! The one thing that is most important to know is: TOOFN serves solely as a connecting point for those on both sides to meet. What happens after that is completely between Farmer and Volunteer. Your description is excellent and provides a very clear picture of what participation should look like! I am reasonably certain, any other Farmers entertaining the idea of inviting Torah Observant Volunteers to work and stay on their farm would have to have the same...
    2 years ago
  • In the area where we live, we have a lot of orchards that hire migrant workers. Meals and housing are provided. They are also paid a small weekly wage for 50 to 60 hrs. a week. The workers are there for several weeks depending on the length of harvest. We have apples, peaches and pears that grow well here so their stay could be several months as they go from orchard to orchard following the harvest. The workers are not coming to learn, they are only coming for work. The volunteers education...
    2 years ago
  • Ken, from my experience, it is easier to let the fruit get over ripe before taking the seeds. Most fruit will easily release their seeds, as this is how new plants start from the parent plant. I choose whatever veggie I want seeds from and set it in my window sill in a small bowl. When the veggie starts to look soft it is about time to take the seeds. Overripe fruit is usually a bit squishy as the internal fibers are breaking down and releasing its juice. This is how the seeds are cut loose...
    2 years ago
  • Ken replied to Seed Saving!
    Thank you, Anita! We ALL benefit when someone such as yourself takes the time to share! Here's a good one! How do you process tomato seeds for saving to grow? They are quite messy!
    2 years ago
  • There is quite a bit on how to save seeds available online. Here is a nutshell of what I do: First off, saving seed is fun! Did you know that plants that thrive in your soil will create offspring better suited to your particular growing conditions next year? You don't get this kind of specialized plant genetics from buying your plants each year. This is why saving seed gives you the best plants/fruit and is by far cheaper then buying plants. What I do is keep track of my best plants and then...
    2 years ago
  • Ken posted a new discussion, Seed Saving!
    Are you saving and cataloging your seeds? Share a little about how you do that!
    2 years ago
  • Ken posted a new announcement, Calling all Torah Observant Farmers! :)
    We know you are out there! Join the network! Blessings!
    2 years ago
  • A T.O.O.F. Network to me sounds like a network of Torah Observant Organic Farms sharing and educating with Torah-Observant families and with the community. Not much different than some of what we have now, except the Torah-Observant part. Not working on Shabbat and keeping kosher and also being mindful of earth stewardship.
    2 years ago
A discussion page for linking Torah observant farmers and volunteers together.  We need and would appreciate any info you may have of on farmers or folks interested in going and volunteering on a farm community internationally or domestically.
Category
Assemblies
Created
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Group Admin
Ken, Jeff Gilbert
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