• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • jordan barton
  • Carla Burke
  • Leigh Tate
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Steve Thorn

Shoutout to Iowa Permies!

 
Posts: 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi there!
My partner and I just finished a month in the bootcamp a couple weeks ago and it was so good that we are still interested in buying land and doing some permaculture in Iowa in the next few years. Just reaching out to see if there are any Permies already around so we could possibly have Permie neighbors that are also chemical free!
Genuinely,
Kevin
 
pollinator
Posts: 1048
Location: Pac Northwest, east of the Cascades
295
hugelkultur forest garden trees chicken wofati earthworks building solar rocket stoves woodworking homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My family is from Ottumwa. Iowa is a great place. Though something to watch for is GMO. There is a lot of GMO there. People there seem to think it is the best thing and believe all the propaganda put out about it.
 
Posts: 6
Location: Central Iowa
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Kevin
I am in the Perry Iowa area.
Jeff
 
pollinator
Posts: 135
Location: zone 5b
54
2
kids forest garden books wofati rocket stoves homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi there, we are buying 31 acres near Eagleville, MO in a couple weeks, maybe 5 miles South of the Iowa border. Have found several permie and freedom minded folks near the MO/IA border so far.

Having been to the first PEP1 event and spent two weeks at Paul’s, am finally hoping that I can start a wofati/Oehler style house in a couple years for my dream retirement home!

Leif
 
Jeff Rosener
Posts: 6
Location: Central Iowa
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Leif,
You are in a wonderful area and 31 acres is a great amount. I love the rolling hills with the water catchment ponds all over that area.
Glad you have found several like minded friends. I am not familiar with Wofati/Oehler style house I will have to check that out. That would be a great retirement location.
Are you doing any plantings? I know through the Iowa DNR and pretty sure the MO DNR does the same thing to get some nice walnut oak maple and hedges planted so they are growing nicely.
 
Leif Ing
pollinator
Posts: 135
Location: zone 5b
54
2
kids forest garden books wofati rocket stoves homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Jeff, I hadn’t heard anything about the DNR doing or helping with planting anything. The property is about equal pasture and trees, but would like hedges and more trees for silvopasture. I wonder if they’d help with some black locust? There are no ponds on this property yet, but it does have a four season creek, so I want to figure out if it’s possible to improve that.

Before planting too much though, I want to consider possible earthworks, especially near the double wide and yardish area. Thanks for the tip on the DNR!

Leif
 
Jeff Rosener
Posts: 6
Location: Central Iowa
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Leif,
Exactly on the dirt work first.
  DNR sells discounted bundles of 100 trees and shrubs for wildlife is the purpose like hedgerows.
 
Thanks tiny ad, for helping me escape the terrible comfort of this chair.
The Wheaton Eco Scale
https://permies.com/t/scale
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic