Ben Zumeta wrote:Welcome Juan! Not sure where you are in the vast expanse of what people call “Northern California”, but I invite you to join the Wild Rivers Permaculture Guild. All our in person stuff is on hold right now, which is unfortunate because we were having some great work parties, but we are still doing zoom meetings monthly. We have a great array of people, skills and knowledge to share about what we’ve learned in practicing permaculture on the Northern California and Southern Oregon coast. We’d love to learn from your experience as well as help. Look us up on FB if you’d like.
I am also just starting out on a new property, after upgrading from a much smaller spot near Crescent City. I am happy to share my experience, though up here in Del Norte County (“Caltucky by the sea” some call it) it is a bit of the Wild West when it comes to regulation, with crooked and incompetent contractors and regulators out numbering the good ones, who are swamped with work. In my experience, if I am sincerely trying to help my neighbors (including non humans), I have been successful at getting forgiveness in lieu of permission on the “trellises”, “diversion drainage basins”, and other restoration projects I do.
Best of luck!