Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

Hi from Houston, TX

 
                                        
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello from Houston! I'm new to permaculture and a novice to gardening in general, so I apologize in advance because I may have a tendency to ask many basic questions. I've just finished reading Gaia's Garden and have signed up for a local Intro to Permaculture course to see if the PDC is something I might be interested in pursuing. We're in the middle of a long drought here in Houston, and so until conditions are more favorable I'm keeping my projects simple; an herb spiral to begin with. If there any other Houstonians or even other Texans on this forum, I'd love to hear from you. I look forward to learning from everyone here, and even more so looking forward to being able to contribute some of my own knowledge as time goes on!
 
master pollinator
Posts: 11279
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
712
cat forest garden fish trees chicken fiber arts wood heat greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi, another Texan here, in a very different ecosystem!  We've only had about 6" of rain over here so far this year. 

This website might interest you:  http://www.foragingtexas.com/
 
                                        
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks for the link! How funny, just yesterday I was in the very same place as Merriweather - in the Houston Arboretum with my family! I think I might have caught a glimpse of him too; I saw someone wearing his outdoorsy garb leading a class, and on his website it says he was teaching an Edible Wild Foods class. The Arboretum was very dry as well, quite brown and whatever was green was hanging limply off the branches. Might be about time for Texas to do some state-wide rain dancing!
 
Tyler Ludens
master pollinator
Posts: 11279
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
712
cat forest garden fish trees chicken fiber arts wood heat greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

thenakedorchid wrote:
Might be about time for Texas to do some state-wide rain dancing!



But no more praying!  Praying creates a rising dome of piety which pushes the rain away!

(kidding, it's just something my husband says  )
 
If we don't do the shopping, we won't have anything for dinner. And I've invited this tiny ad:
permies.com affiliate program
https://permies.com/wiki/affiliate
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!