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Hello from Central Texas!

 
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Hello everyone! I've joined now after stumbling upon permies.com a few times now since April.

I just started my journey into permaculture because of covid-19, as I'm sure many others have.

I'm loving it thus far, particularly the aspect of making do with what you have and finding opportunities outside of your own household. My husband, daughter, and I currently live with my parents making for an interesting dynamic but I'm also super appreciative I could get out of the apartment and use their suburban lot to start learning all things permaculture! In addition to that, I have friends interested in having me help them develop their land. We've got a garden going on their 3 acres but I'm doing more studying on permaculture principles before doing anything major, but we're hoping to get a food forest going on their property in the next year or two. (They're a busy family of 8, age 9 and under, with little time to research these things, so I've been put in charge of the learning)

I would greatly appreciate any tips and guides for working on other's land and where to get started with designing raw land!

It will be some time before we get our own land, so I'm happy to make first timer's mistakes on someone else's property!
 
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Howdy Rebecca! Welcome to Permies! I ended up joining Permies for the same reason, it came up in many of my homesteading advice searches, and always had the best information.

If you haven't already found them, two forums that may be especially helpful for you are the homesteading forum and the permaculture forum. Lots of interesting conversations going on in both right now from folks with similar goals. Please do jump right in with your questions.
 
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Welcome, Rebecca!  Great to have you here. Looking forward to reading about your projects!
 
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The park where Wurstfest is held has huge pecan trees along the river. There are some downtown too. They're probably ripe & will be dropping nuts soon, if not now. I know that's not quite the answer you were looking for but ... free nuts!
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:The park where Wurstfest is held has huge pecan trees along the river. There are some downtown too. They're probably ripe & will be dropping nuts soon, if not now. I know that's not quite the answer you were looking for but ... free nuts!



Thank you so much!

I feel so ashamed of myself, I grew up here and yet I didn't realize there were pecan trees in the park... I've just very recently had my eyes open to foraging so I suppose that's why!
There are pomegranites, too, but I've never seen fruit on them! Perhaps they planted a fruitless variety, bah!

Edit: And now looking at where you're based, I'm shocked you know about the pecan trees in the park!
 
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Howdy neighbor!
 
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Been here only a few years. Originally from centex.
 
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