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Hello!  I am mainly looking for friends, as health issues have left me very isolated (can't drive myself).  If anyone is in the north Florida area and loves plants, especially native, and wildlife, contact me!  Even just talking online is great.  I am gonna post a photo not for vanity (ha!) but so you know me.  And I need a profile picture.  To clarify I am in mid north Florida near Tallahassee and Valdosta Georgia.  Despite my isolation I have lots of projects on my four acre property that I would love to involve anyone interested!
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Hi Chris.

Perhaps you are getting PM responses at least.  And I'm glad you are joining in other topics.

I'm a fairly new active member here too, but want to welcome you.  Tell more about your land, your projects, your plans.

 
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Hi,

I am south of you between Ocala and the villages.

This business is near you and has awesome plants.

https://justfruitsandexotics.com

A trick I learned was to do searches on the web with permaculture and the name of cities near you, often I have found new links by doing this.

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Mart Hale wrote:Hi,



https://justfruitsandexotics.com





Haha yup, I have stumbled upon this awesome place.  Almost all my fruit trees have come from them!  Mart, I think we share a somewhat similar environment, my big interest are native plants of the area.  So hopefully if that is of interest of you I may be a future source of that!  
 
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Ruth Meyers wrote: Tell more about your land, your projects, your plans.



Thanks for welcoming me!  I have four acres, about a acre has been set aside for permaculture type growing, fruit trees, bamboo and other useful plants.  The rest of the property I hope to use to grow and propagate native plants, that is my big interest.  I'm not obsessive about "native" status, but I am interested in the connections with animals and insects and the rest of nature.  I would love to create a nursery (possibly doing a little internet business, but rather focus on community nearby).  There seems to be possible demand because people create areas on there land for conservation (usually for hunting but none of my business, if they are creating habitat...).  There are so many aesthetically pleasing plants native to the coastal plain that I think people will really take interest if they are not aware of them (and I assume many aren't because there is not alot of pristine wilderness anywhere, mainly farms and timber land.  There are obstacles but I'll see how far I get!
 
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If you have not heard of this guy I think you would be interested in his work ->

http://www.eattheweeds.com/foraging-towards-the-equator/


He does nature walks and identifies useful plants, he has a youtube channel as well.
 
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Welcome to Permies, Chris. It's a pretty fun place to hang out! Here,you can talk about things like native plants and insects without peoples eyes glazing over. I live smack in the middle of big Ag and when I mention insect protection people look at me like I have three heads.
 
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Carol Denton wrote:Here,you can talk about things like native plants and insects without peoples eyes glazing over.



Yeah it will be interesting...I was previous in a more urban environment in central Florida and the whole native plant or "wildlife" garden thing was catching popularity.  I am in a fairly rural area and I am not sure how attitudes will be different, but so far people around here seem to have some nature appreciation (at least for larger wildlife, not sure on the insects yet!).  
 
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Ha Ha Chris;  
I'm thinking some of those neighbors like the larger wildlife with a little salt and pepper...
Being very rural myself, I suspect the insect's are ignored as long as they don't sting/bite.
 
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thomas rubino wrote:
I'm thinking some of those neighbors like the larger wildlife with a little salt and pepper...



This is a very interesting thing, because it is true... there is some nature appreciation involved with those who hunt, and they are the conservationists in the area.  I myself am not into hunting, but the conservation aspects seem a plus.  There are a few places around me that manage the land "naturally" with prescribed burns and such, to promote quail.  But, alot of things benefit from it.
 
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Very observant of you Chris, to notice that the hunters are the ones concerned with the wildlife and their habitat!
Particularly as you are not a hunter yourself!
Maintaining better habitat for one species helps the entire ecosystem.
 
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