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Hi everyone,

So I've got some property both here in the Puget Sound (Edmonds) and in Eastern WA (Waterville) I've finally got a Permaculture design done for both my humble urban homestead and for my 5 acre's in Waterville. I'm a Stay At Home Dad and I don't have much time to travel all around to try and find the best nurseries, I can always order online but it's quite expensive when ordering allot of things. I'm looking for Nurseries or even individuals who have more than what the standard nurseries carry around here.

I don't have much money and were expecting another baby here in about 6-8 weeks so time is ticking to me getting anything done this year. I've spent the last 15 years as a Commercial HVAC Mechanic and if anyone wants to barter for a New Gas Furnace, Tankless Water Heater ETC.... Just let me know.

I tried starting a bunch of things from seed but have miserably failed at most of it... I would like to get some more stuff in the ground this fall, either here or over on the east side. I already have a few pioneer tree's planted on my 5 acre's and got most of my swales put it and some soil building done. If anyone has any leads or extra seedlings etc let me know. I know I should put up a list here but since it so long it might be better to just see what others have. Specifically looking for Zone 5B for my Waterville land...and Zone 7B for around here.

Thanks for any input.

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there are a couple of wholesale nurseries around that have more reasonable prices than retail outlets. Lawyer Nursery comes to mind. Fourth Corner Nursery in Bellingham. Northwoods Nursery in Molalla.

they're all going to have minimum orders which could be fairly high, but it sounds like you might be after large quantities anyway. if not, I've had fairly good luck splitting orders with folks to meet minimums. some will want you to demonstrate that you're a market or commercial grower, too.
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Hey Rick, you're in my area so we could easily share some things: plants, seeds, wholesale tree orders, and local contacts...

Since permaculture has thousands of facets and generates abundance, there are almost always ways to share and contribute that become a net positive for both people. If I have a nice 2-year apple tree, I can easily trade a scion or two - if it's a 10-year tree, I can easily offer an armload of scion wood for free! Abundance comes with time and circumstance, and even if you've only got a few things to share, even an unequal trade can work great for both sides! When I stopped by Tel's place he sent me off with some Chinese Artichoke from an abundant patch - I was pretty happy to get something new!

Message me to come over some time and you can get an idea what I can easily help you with - it's still a decent time to get some winter kale and turnips going, and anything to help justify to my wife that saving 2 pounds of seed has a real use...

I will definitely have a wholesale tree order in the winter - probably Lawyer Nursery if you want to join in...

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