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I started permaculture in a small fruit garden (360m2) in the the Netherlands 1.5 year ago. I was lucky to buy the property of a retired couple who wanted me to have it, since I was Eko gardening and Bushcrafting in the plot next to theirs. The rent to this plot was ended so I have my own garden now.
I also have a garden at my house which is full of fruit trees and shrubs now.


My history is one of professional Nature Conservation, I Always was very motivated.
Due to chronical illness I am taking it a bit easier.

I got interested in the Bushcraft movement in the end 90-ies and continued to this day, finding out it took me to Permaculture (totally) bringing along my previous knowledge, motivation and outlook.


Totally amazing this forum is, I am looking forward to meeting you. I am not a novice in the Natural World due to my agricultural BSC in Nature COnservation and years of desk and fieldwork. Also bushcraft got me thinking alot about resourses and local production evolving in permaculture gardening and collecting wild edibles.


Sprititually I am a great admirer or Srila Prabhupada, but I went into Taoism, Buddism and Christianity too.


Probably me first period here will be looking at others sites/gardens/plots and cunning crafts and the healthy attitude, which I kind of missed alot amoung most in the Bushcrat world. Some really nice primitieve and crafting Bushcraft people around though.


I am so happy I found likewise people since just preaching to regular people did not prove the right appoach and I got kind of frustrated.
 
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We are happy you found us too Mattias....welcome to Permies and congratulations on your purchase!
 
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Thank you so much! It was a gift I must needed in this stage of life.

It gives me so much and the wildlife there, thought the patch is small, is allreaddy abundant.


Now I need to know lots more about Permaculture Gardening, but step at a time. The plot is now planted with (mid stem trees) Blackberrie, Gooseberrie, Bramble (thornless), Redcurrent, Figs, Grapes, Pear, Apples, Walnut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Nectarine, Quince pear, raspberries, blueberrie, potatoes, wild potatoes and wild flowers.

I mulched to fruit trees and shrubs with available decaying wood and twiggs, some leafs and the wood chips from the rabbits and chickens.
 
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Mattias Mohan wrote:Now I need to know lots more about Permaculture Gardening, but step at a time. The plot is now planted with (mid stem trees) Blackberrie, Gooseberrie, Bramble (thornless), Redcurrent, Figs, Grapes, Pear, Apples, Walnut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Nectarine, Quince pear, raspberries, blueberrie, potatoes, wild potatoes and wild flowers.

I mulched to fruit trees and shrubs with available decaying wood and twiggs, some leafs and the wood chips from the rabbits and chickens.



You are off to a great start Mattias!  

The community here is very supportive.  If you're looking for any specific advice you'll likely get lots of feedback.  Not sure if you're looking for any reading material, but one book I love recommending is Stephen Barstow's "Around the World in 80 Plants".  It has given me quite a to do list of additional edible plants to make homes for in my landscape.  
 
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Greg Martin wrote:

Mattias Mohan wrote:Now I need to know lots more about Permaculture Gardening, but step at a time. The plot is now planted with (mid stem trees) Blackberrie, Gooseberrie, Bramble (thornless), Redcurrent, Figs, Grapes, Pear, Apples, Walnut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Nectarine, Quince pear, raspberries, blueberrie, potatoes, wild potatoes and wild flowers.

I mulched to fruit trees and shrubs with available decaying wood and twiggs, some leafs and the wood chips from the rabbits and chickens.



You are off to a great start Mattias!  

The community here is very supportive.  If you're looking for any specific advice you'll likely get lots of feedback.  Not sure if you're looking for any reading material, but one book I love recommending is Stephen Barstow's "Around the World in 80 Plants".  It has given me quite a to do list of additional edible plants to make homes for in my landscape.  



thank you so much for your kind reply! I will have loads of questions :) Maybe I will meet some Dutch people here too, then we can visit and help each other out in at least advice and resources.
I have a great love for Plants, I did several years Floral monitoring in Nature reserves. Also plant/floral societies/communities

I love books! My knowledge on cultivated plants is lacking as is so much envolved with Permaculture Gardening. I just really like that I found this place.

have a nice day!
 
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Hi Mattias, searching for one of my own (old) topics I found yours. Nice to meet more permaculture enthusiasts in the Netherlands here on Permies!
Now I go on searching ...
 
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