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I looked for a thread for Texans to share info, best practices, etc. but was unable to find such a thread.  Can we start one here?

I currently live in Montgomery County, and we're looking for a place (1 acre or more) to buy near here where we can settle until hubby retires in 5-6 years.  After that, we're considering the area SE of Austin (perhaps Bastrop County) with more acreage.

I'm hoping for info (and maybe some leads) on purchasing property in those two areas, as well as design info that is specific to Texas (lots of flatland).  I'm also looking for ideas and recommendations on specific plant varieties to grow (food, medicine, pollinator attractors, etc.), tips and techniques, and so on.
 
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I don't have experience with this myself, but I think some of these may be useful resources.

There is a website about creating a permaculture deam in Central Texas, as well as a good article on making a food forest in Texas. For more local information, I found that there is an Austin Permaculture Guild.
 
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Here is a thread that became about buried wood beds in the dessert, for moisture retention in the garden.

https://permies.com/t/52029/Wanted-dry-climate-hugelkultur-experiments#420463

 
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