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A Fly Over My New Food Forest

 
Chet Womach
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Hey guys, this is my first post here and I thought I'd share a video tour of the very first stages of a food forest that I had a local permaculture designer (Marisha Auerbach) help me design (actually she did it all, I just smiled and nodded my head a lot - I'm a total newbie).

It was actually a video that I put a voice over onto, so I could give my friends and family a tour of my attempts at growing my own food. There's still a lot to do but thought it'd be fun to share.

You can see the fly over here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EN5bSxx6hlI#![/youtube]

I've never grown food before and I'm totally jumping in head first but having a lot of fun.

And don't watch this on a big screen... it'll make you puke.
 
Anthony Anderson
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very cool video man...what part of the country are you in? If you can find russian comfrey plant lots - check out sepp holzers stuff on youtube as well! Awesome spot youve got.
 
Chet Womach
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Thanks Anthony... I'm in centralia, wa. I've heard our rain makes it pretty tough to keep calcium in our soil and Comfrey is on my list. Now I'm trying to decide which type of nitrogen fixing plants to plant under the fruit trees as well. I've got a list of 'em just not sure which ones to go with quite yet.
 
Anthony Anderson
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Ben Falk who has http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com in a wet spot of vermont is having lots of success with sea buckthorn and black locust. I have planted about 30 in my spot in MN and they are going strong...his are about 5 years older than mine and putting out big. They are really happy with them and are planting lots more.

Ive planted lots of russian olive and buffaloberry in the drier spots but the sea buckthorns are looking better. try both for sure! The sea buckthorns at my friend's place in utah (rawutah of fb) LOVE his soil in Hurricane UT...more desert like...cheers! Get lots and lots

 
Chet Womach
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Some cool videos on that guys site, thanks for the link.

I'll put these on my list to check out.
 
Shawn Harper
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Chet Womach wrote:Thanks Anthony... I'm in centralia, wa. I've heard our rain makes it pretty tough to keep calcium in our soil and Comfrey is on my list. Now I'm trying to decide which type of nitrogen fixing plants to plant under the fruit trees as well. I've got a list of 'em just not sure which ones to go with quite yet.


My goto nitrogen fixer in our area is red clover. And the bees love it to.
 
Chet Womach
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thanks shawn
 
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Nice job, Chet.
This is a great way to show people a way to do it, without intimidating them too much.
John S
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