This is cool thanks for all the great information. I do have this question.
If the foxtail locks up salt in it's cells and you leave it as mulch when it breaks down the salts won't go back into the soil?
I had thought of some of those things but you gave me a few more things to think about. Do you or anybody know if it's nutrient accumulator or a nitrogen fixer?
Now if I could make some sense out of foxtail that would be great. Is it like a pioneer plant? Will it choke it's self out? What can I plant to choke it out?
I'm not wanting to plow or till I don't have much organic matter in the soil as it is.
Happy Hump Day Permie people!!!
I've been shearching for info on what benefits kosha has on the soil. I haven't found anything except on using it for feed and how to kill it.
If there's any place I can find this info it's here. And I also have a fantastic crop of foxtail and I'm having a really hard time rapping my head around it's benefits. Can somebody please help me? Also in my searching I found a thread on gout weed which is really cool.
Would anyone know where I can get seed??
We are already planning for the next conference as I said it's going to be a joint conference with the master gardeners. I think we got the seed planted in a lot of their heads I think it's really going to grow. I don't really know about the buss around the state. But I know there's a whole lot of people learning about it up here in Cody. Expecially about hugelkuluturs.
We have started a new project that I have been thinking about for the last 3 - 4 years. We have been getting quite the attention. I need to post the project on permies but haven't had time to sit down at the computer. It's a youth garden that is owned by the children of Park County. Don't know if you are on facebook ( i'm not a facebooker ) but we do have a faceook page. It's younghugelers it explans the hole project as of now. It seems to keep growing. Also we just had a Great article in the Cody Enterprise. It came out in Thursday the 14ths paper think can still see it online. We plan on using Matt Powers books to help teach the kids and the adults. My biggest thing is I need to go through a design course myself. I'll get sat down at this thing and get it posted soon.
Sorry I haven't got back sooner. It Rained WooHooo !!! It forced me inside. The conference was Great... Thank you Tate and Christian. It was awesome to introduce permaculture at the conference. Tate and Christian did a wounderful job, they eased them into it so it didn't freak them out. Change is hard for people that have things a certian way for so long.
Next year we are having a joint conference with the Master Gardeners I'm going to work very hard to make sure we have more tracts with topics on permaculture.
Thanks again to Christian and Tate for the Awesome job, and Thanks to Miles for helping get hooked up with these guys....
It's this weekend!!! The first time we'll have ever had anything like this at our conference. I hope we have a good lot of permies there.
Here the link again to get registered http://wyomingfarmersmarkets.org/ Hope to see you there.
As far as I know everything is going great. Christian was going to get with our keynote speaker Will Winter, and with Tate Smith so their presetations feed off of each other.
THIS IS GOING ROCK !!! Here's the link for whoever would like to come http://wyomingfarmersmarkets.org/
NO Thank You Tate !!! I'm so excited to have you coming to speak at our conference. I'm really glad we found someone from Wyoming. I think knowing what we have to deal with here is real plus, and sometimes it's a hard sell.
We are still looking for a speaker for non-traditional farming, forest gardens, or sustainable wild harvesting.
Anyboy have any ideas?
Miles Thank You for your help.
THIS IS SO COOL !!! We're going to be promoting permaculture at the Wyoming Farmers Marketing Conference.
Anyboby that wants to come to the conference your more than welcome.
Thank you for your replies and for your help. I've been involved with the WFMA for the last 4 years and myself only learned about permaculture 2 years ago. And I have found we really need to teach our farmers about permaculture and the benefits from it. So what that's what I'm looking for is someone to explain what pemaculture is why it is important benefit them and the environment. I'm also open to any ideas. The tract is an hour I'm thinking maybe speaking 45 min. and have 15 min. Q&A. We will pay a fee and travel. It's at the Ramkoda in Casper. We also need a speaker for another tract for forest gardens , how to manage wild harvesting for sustainability.
I'm with the Wyoming Farmers marketing Ass. We do a conference every year for the last couple of years I've wanted to do a tract on permaculture. Something like Introduction to Permaculture. THIS IS THE YEAR!!! We need a speaker for this. I would really like to get Paul but I'm not sure we can afford him (you). We don't have a very big budgit. The conference is April 9-11 we need the speaker on sat. the 11th and it's in Casper. I anyone has any ideas or wants to do this I would sure like your input. Thanks
Thanks for the welcome and the replies. I've read a lot on on here and learned great deal. I'm new to permaculture but I believe it's the only way to go. I wish I would have learned about it a long time ago.
I went to the other thread Dan sent me and everything on it sounded really possitive. That's great!!! they are riping them out by the thousands
here and I have access to a lot of it. now all I need is the soil to cover em up
I have read in other threads how russian olives are a nitrogen fixer. But I have not found anything about anyone using the wood in a hugelculture.
Is it a good wood for a hugelculture and will it still be a nitrogen fixer ?