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Czech Broadfork

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We were missing Broadfork in Czech. My favourite would be the Meadow Creatures one, but they are expensive and they don't ship to Europe. So we've decided to build our own and possibly s'more for fellow permies in Czechia.

Here is the making described in Czech language: Czech Broadfork

And here, you can see testing strength of the handles on overgrowth trees:

My ultimate goal is to sell permaculture stuff used by permies worldwide here in Czechia. Stuff like broadforks, fokin hoe or even tools and materials needed to build structures from Ridgedale Farm Builds or Polyface Designs books.

We are really just at the start, so I'm not sure, if this all really makes sense. Some people shown interest, so hope it will be worth the effort. What do you think?
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Do it! Great work so far, too!

I think we need to focus on locally supportable activities first. If you can support and grow a business selling to your neighbours, then the rest of Czechia, and then maybe the EU and beyond, each further push will be just a little more, rather than a huge reach that, if it fails, leaves the whole span unsupported, if you follow.

There's no reason why you couldn't do as well as Meadow Creatures eventually. Keep us posted, and good luck.

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