I wanted to start a thread for people living and homesteading in southern New Hampshire and southern Maine so we can all connect and build community. I know there are already a number of groups available in these areas for permaculturists, but this thread will allow for more communication about regional specific challenges and opportunities outside of the gatherings that other groups organize.
Maybe we can start by sharing some of the groups we are familiar with that are permaculture focused! (on a side note, my computer just marked permaculture as a misspelled word, meaning my computer didn't recognize the word! That should be a whole other thread)
The group I'm mostly involved with locally is Seacoast NH Permaculture Meetup which can be found at meetup.com
I hope to hear from a whole bunch of my neighbors about anything and everything local to us!
I live in north western maine near the NH boarder near N Conway. I have 129 acres of woods and my permaculture farm is much like Sepp Holtzer style farming. We have CEBE. Center ecology based economy in Norway about a half hour drive from me and Lakes region permaculture group
Hi Jackie....don't know how, but finally just stumbled across this thread! Anyhow, I'm in southern Maine and have met you at Seacoast NH Meetup meetups. I'm sure you already know about the Portland Permaculture Meetup Group, but thought I'd add it to the list for others as it's a large group.
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Donanne Dean wrote:I live in north western maine near the NH boarder near N Conway. I have 129 acres of woods and my permaculture farm is much like Sepp Holtzer style farming. We have CEBE. Center ecology based economy in Norway about a half hour drive from me and Lakes region permaculture group
Donanne, I live just south of Conway, in Albany NH on 13 acres mostly forest.
Nice to see like minded. Individuals in my area. I tried to buy a blueberry farm but no luck on finance since I got a little behind due to medical bills from cancer. As of right now I live in Danville NH-16 in a mobile and have a small garden. Have worked in the tree and landscape field for over 30 years.
Howdy folks. Just coming across this post a year late I suppose. I was wondering about some resources in the area for foraging and wild edibles? We are a family who is generally interested in the topic, with a daughter who is ALL ABOUT it. Unfortunately, we (I) don't know enough to tell the difference between most plants with any real confidence. Although we have books and the internet, I think it is something we would feel better about learning hands on with someone in person.
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I started this thread, and then life got really busy and I forgot all about it. Until now. Its great to see you all posting and sharing your permaculture adventures here. I'm not generally an overly sentimental person but it is heart warming to see a community budding here.
Greg, I do remember meeting you and figured you would turn up here at some point.
Brian, I strongly recommend you look into seacoast NH permaculture meetup. You can find them on meetup.com. They have hosted at least 3 different wild edible zoom calls this year. I anticipate that they will at some point be getting back to in person events. I don't necessarily consider myself an expert, but I am familiar with at least a dozen varieties and would be happy to share with your daughter if you'd like at some point. I now live in Rochester, NH.
I'd love to see/hear about what types of edibles you all are growing. I used to have a wide range, but recently moved. I have to remove a whole lot of multi-flora rose and bittersweet on the new property before getting serious about planting. I'm hoping next year to begin my planting in earnest.
If anyone has goats they want to lend, I have some good eating