My friend Heather alerted me to this essay contest to win a farm. For anyone who has had the dream of running an organic farm incorporating permaculture principles, here’s a chance for a committed couple (of any type — spouse, mother-child, siblings, you just need two people) to win the land and farm house. If you feel so led, the deadline has been extended until August 1.
Aspiring farmers have until August 1 to vie for this small enterprise in North Carolina.
June 29, 2017 (Bennett, NC) — Norma Burns, the architect/farmer who intends to gift her 13-acre organic farm in Bennett, North Carolina, to another aspiring small farmer through a convincing essay, has extended the deadline for submissions to August 1. (Background information to follow.)
June 1 was the original deadline. As that date neared, however, Burns received a flood of questions and comments on the farm’s Facebook page from people who had only recently learned about “The Gift,” as she calls it. And because she has not yet received the number of submissions/entry fees needed to pay off her mortgage so she can gift it to another aspiring farmer, she decided to extend the deadline — in accordance with the rules set up on the website www.essaybluebirdhillfarm.com.
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