James Landreth wrote:I would try to rent it as is, or as close to that as possible. I think if it's marketed as having edible landscaping you will have takers.
With things being so unstable, I think it's a real shame to destroy any sort of perennial food production. A lot of people are struggling to pay bills right now. Being able to cut down even a little on groceries will be a big relief for many people.
Jack Edmondson wrote:Stan,
Whatever you decide, please vet your renters thoroughly. I rented to someone whom posted to here. It was an disaster. Regardless of their interest in permaculture; know whom you are renting your property. It sounds like you have experience and a good property manager. Good call. Wish I had done the same.
John F Dean wrote:I have tried to rent property twice. Both times it was a disaster. In both cases, I knew the people and still thoroughly vetted them. In both cases, the property was damaged. In the second case, there was around $10,000.00 in damages inflicted on the property with maybe 6 months. In the second case they tore down a new chimney because it cast a shadow at night that scared the wife. They also built an outdoor privy next to the well head. Of course, there was already an indoor toilet as well as an outdoor privy a legal distance away from the well.
I have been chopping and dropping branches, limbs, etc... from the desert adapted trees onto areas that need more mulch and nutrients. This would include low lying basins with citrus trees fig trees, a guava, mangos, papaya, mulberries, etc... While these trees do need supplemental irrigation the chop and drop material has really helped reduce the volume of water needed and the soil health has really improved over the years. It would be a shame to tear it all out and cover it with plastic then rocks.
greg mosser wrote:what’s the chop and drop stuff you’ve mentioned? do you have particular things that you’ve brought in and really want to be there, or is it just stuff that’s shown up and won’t be too hard to allow to come back?