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Hey there, my search for info on reciprocal roofs brought me to Permies.  Lots of great info and look forward to learning more and sharing what I can.  We recently moved to 5 acres and are expanding our garden.  feels like we've been gardening since we could walk but still feel like a newbie, there's so much to know and learn.  We have about 16 raised garden boxes, anywhere from 8x4 to 16x4 and are looking to add another 15, 3 x 8's, in a oval green house we are building. We've been setting up water harvesting as well....lots to do!  We are located in NW Calgary AB so our growing season can be shortened by our crazy weather....huge snowfall yestersay and today.  Hello to all and look forward to connecting!
 
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Welcome to Permies! I agree, there's lots of great info here.

I think I feel like a newbie every time we move. Learning the soil, weather patterns, and what grows and what doesn't in a new place always makes me feel like I'm starting all over again. I hope you'll share more about your place and your plans.
 
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That’s a lot of raised beds, but I think you are on the right track.  I personally have 2 8’x16’ beds and one 6’x32’ bed.  They are all filled with rotting wood chips and give me an abundance of food.  Granted, I do have a much longer growing season than you but I still think the raised bed is the way to go.

Happy Newbie learning and welcome to Permies!

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