You might be wondering why I don't list specific services. That is because each project has something interesting to offer and I don't want people to hesitate about reaching out because they don't feel that they fit into my work. On the permaculture page you can read more about subjects that I have been researching and networking about.
Since I have been working with groups across Atlantic Canada through the Permaculture Atlantic Network, if I am not able to help, there is a strong chance that I can find someone who can. Please get in touch, I would be happy to hear more about your work. I do a free half-hour phone consultation, so there is nothing to lose.
Email to set up an appointment time.
Sometimes I work on payroll as a term employee and sometimes on contract, it depends on the term length and nature of the project.
For short contracts (a few weeks to a few months) I can run this through my consulting company, New Leaf Consulting. I can produce a contract for negotiation. I generally invoice every two weeks and will manage my own deductions.
While I generally don't sub-contract work, I can use my network to help you find other qualified people with different sets of specialties.
Conservation Council 50th Gala that I organized Oct. 2019
I am open to working on a permanent basis. To make sure that I am the right fit for your project, I am willing to do a short "trial" contract before taking on a permanent position. My preference is to not work more than 30 hours a week as I grow my own food and am very involved in my community. If the position is flexible I may be able to work a bit more.
It is important for all of us to make contributions where we can. I often get asked to be on boards, committees and projects. I also run the Permaculture Atlantic Network as a volunteer, so my time is limited.
My preference is to work in an advisory capacity to help you get your project started and moving in the right direction. I will likely not commit to long-term work. I no longer do grant writing or fundraising as a volunteer, but may be able to offer you a contract rate that you can afford.
I can take on three to four new projects a year and will give priority to those that involve:
the Nashwaak Valley
Innovative methods of poverty reduction