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I'm currently considering next moves on what I want to do in life, and one of the things I am looking at doing would be near Laramie, WY.

I would be working a full-time job in this area, and I am wondering if I could possibly rent a room, closet, stairwell, or parking space at someone's residence?

If it's okay, I am looking for places where someone might be okay with me gardening in a permaculture style in my time before and after work.
 
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Yo. What attracts you to Laramie? I just ask because it's beginning to turn into Jackson Hole #2 so costs are higher there. Plus, depending on where you go it's truly horrible how the soil is. My sister in law bought and then sold 10 acres there because the soil was so acidic it was literally eating her house.

I think we have a pretty good job climate. We do have lots of land. Growing anything is quite difficult but that's what permaculture is for right. I just hope you like wind.
 
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Hello Elle! I'm currently looking at Laramie, because there is a job where I could learn how to develop the capacity of grassroots organizations there. I kind of want to eventually startup and run a local organization somewhere with a permaculture bent to it, so, this might be a good way to learn some of the skills I will need in the future.

I am still not entirely sure, because there are additional factors that I need to take into account.
 
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elle sagenev wrote:Yo. What attracts you to Laramie? I just ask because it's beginning to turn into Jackson Hole #2 so costs are higher there. Plus, depending on where you go it's truly horrible how the soil is. My sister in law bought and then sold 10 acres there because the soil was so acidic it was literally eating her house.

I think we have a pretty good job climate. We do have lots of land. Growing anything is quite difficult but that's what permaculture is for right. I just hope you like wind.



Acidic soil in Laramie?  Where?  It is nearly all strongly basic and high salts because most of it is old ocean bed and it is calcite bonded sedimentary rocks.  There may be some of it up toward the pass where the granite is that is acidic but no where else should be if I understand the geology.  Now it is easily possible the soil is eating concrete but that is not a pH problem.  It is efflorescence which is a moisture problem.  We have known how to beat it for 100+ years but didn't take the actions necessary to do it.  With modern materials and redundant systems it should never happen.  

 
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Dave Burton wrote:Hello Elle! I'm currently looking at Laramie, because there is a job where I could learn how to develop the capacity of grassroots organizations there. I kind of want to eventually startup and run a local organization somewhere with a permaculture bent to it, so, this might be a good way to learn some of the skills I will need in the future.

I am still not entirely sure, because there are additional factors that I need to take into account.



What sort of permaculture organization?  And how do you expect to monitze it?  Laramie being a college town has potential for such things and the change but college students are not typically rich.  Which leaves rest of the population there.  Which isn't huge by most areas standards.   Education in permaculture in WY will probably only work thru the university or county extension.  The only other positions like to work would be growning something which in Laramie virtually requires year round green houses or livestock or some sort of food hub.  A working food hub system is the other place it might work if done right.  The problem is making it work.  There have been several attempts to make a working system without much success.  One of the things that is killing it is lack of year round produce.  Which brings it back to year round greenhouses.  They are doable with good design anywhere in WY but they will mostly be a do it and learn as you go rather than a go learn from someone and cookie cutter it.
 
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