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Hey to all southern permies. I'm in Pine Mountain Ga, about 35 miles from Columbus Ga. Was wondering if there are any others close by. I would love to get together with a few others and share some ideas, try to create a little permy community/support group.

John
 
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Hey John, just wanted to say hey and introduce myself. I'm Rhonda I live on about 15 ac. on Hwy 41, close to Warner Robins ext. on I-75. I'm clearing some over growth to build a Green House, out of old windows I've collected. My plan is to try my hand at aquaponics. I need to generate some income and would appreciate any ideas, advise, help on this and many things I ponder. I eager to learn and just as eager to help, I warn you though I know just enough to get myself in trouble, so follow me at your own risk. Kidding aside., I've been burning what I clear from the land, I've seen fire starting or cooking pellet making machines on the web. But to tell the truth I don't have the kind of cash it takes to have one. It seems so wasteful to all go up in smoke, any ideas for put branches, leaves, vines ect.. to some use. Good to know you are there thanks for posting fellow Georgian. PS: I have Georgia red clay. I'm itching to put it to some use too. Is there a market for it. Bye for now, Have a Bo-dasious night Ta Ta!
 
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I am about 2 hours north and east of you, 30 miles east of Atlanta on I-20. I have been working for 2 years on 6 acres. I currently have about 150 edible trees and shrubs in the ground with hopefully another 200+ that will sprout from seed this year. I have half pasture and half pines. The pasture is slowly being converted to a food forest savannah.
 
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Jason,

So far I have about 15 trees and 8 blueberry bushes. So far I have been gardening on about 500 square feet, but I am prepared an area for the spring that's about 2500 square feet.
I am building a small greenhouse that will be finished by this coming weekend. This spring I will be adding a dozen chickens and possibly two trios of rabbits. There is also a good possibility of a miniature milk cow.
I'm working with 3.7 acres.

I would love to get together with you and see what you are doing with your orchard and how you are starting all those trees from seed. DM me if you are interested.
 
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Location: Savannah GA
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Savannah.
 
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Check out Koinonia (koinoniapartners.org) near Americus. This is a 70+ year old intentional Christian community that has been coming around to permaculture for years. They are making serious attempts to convert several hundred acres from conventional farming toward permaculture, mostly with tree crops and livestock. The first two or three PDC's taught in GA were done there.....
 
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Howdy y'all. We're sorta new to the south-of-Metro area, not too far from Pine Mountain actually. Between Luthersville and Haralson, on 4 acres. Have some thoughts about attracting more of our "type" to the area. Would love the opportunity to socialize. We've got one set of neighbors, and they haven't really warmed up to us. Maybe something about all the eclectic decor and witchy books. Would also love to hear about any money-makin' opportunities in the area, specifically ones that aren't bleak and soul-crushing. One of us (Bert, writing now) has a job but it keeps me gone too much and doesn't pay near enough. The other (Eva) is around more but severely underemployed at the moment. Trying to get various artsy and crafty hustles up and running, but in the meantime bills keep coming and the proceeds from the sale of the previous house won't hold out forever. I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone on here that it can look bleak sometimes. And this past week has been one of those times. Some kindred spirits would be just the ticket, as would some juicy job leads.

Let's win!,
Bert
 
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Hello everybody. I live 30 miles outside of Atlanta in the suburbs. Can anyone tell me if they have seen any or had any luck catching honeybee swarms? I want to establish a hive in some woods near my house, on government property.
 
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Heard Co. permie farmer here.
 
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Hello,
I live in Marietta Ga and would love to get connected with like minded folks. I also have a keen interest in all things bamboo and biochar. Rocket Stoves and Rocket Mass Heaters are also high on my list. I just planted my first grove of Moso and Rubro and will be looking for ways to turn Bamboo into biofuel in addition to biochar and timber in about 10 years if it all works out.

It makes me glad that there are others of you out there.

Perry R.
 
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Location: Atlanta Georgia
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Hello,
I have been living on my 5.4 acres in metro Atlanta for the last four months. I have tons of wild muscadine that is pretty tasty if anyone wants to come dig up some. I sure wouldn't turn away some #14 or #4 comfrey. I would also be into ordering bulk poultry/seeds/etc and splitting the cost if anyone's interested. I have a barrow large black hog, and chickens right now and intend on raising ossabaws, ducks, chicks and turks in the future. I would also be cool with anyone who would want some cuttings of my other plants. I have 5 kinds of blueberries, thorny blackberries, fig, pomegranate, peach, apples. I wouldn't turn away any fruit cuttings either. I would be available for volunteer work if the project was right. I am only looking for people who are givers or understand the concept of reciprocal exchange. I post more on Google plus if you want to keep up with what my little forest is doing. If you want to get in touch do it through there. Thanks and best wishes.
https://plus.google.com/+RDaybell
 
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I just created a new "Permies" circle on Google+ and added you to it. You have a nice looking stretch of ground. Give the pig a scratch for me.
Perry R.
 
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Location: Atlanta Georgia
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Thanks Perry and will do, I added you back. If any of you nearby folks need a hand I'm available.
 
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Location: Columbus, GA
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I'm down in Columbus trying to help develop a local food movement.

Right now, I'm trying to conduct an assessment of our current food system using an organization out of Asheville, NC as consultants. They'll map out the the food producers, processors, transport, consumers, grocers, restaurants, etc.

Then later in 2014, we'll host an open forum in Columbus to share the data, talk about where we are currently and decide on how our region decides to develop.

If anyone is nearby and interested, feel free to contact me.
 
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Ben,
Sounds great! I would love to be involved with your project. Im starting a small permaculture/ gourmet culinary herb garden this spring. Do you have some more info on how i can be a part of this? Im really trying to make more contacts in the permaculture community.
 
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Location: SW Georgia, zone 8b
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I'm glad I found this site! My 5 acre homestead in Worth County is a long-term project that's starting to shape up a bit. So far we have muscadines, peaches, apples, pears, chickens and rabbits, a garden spot that's a lot more fertile than it was when we got it but I still want those things to all work together better than they do. The grapes are great but the fruit trees are still small and not producing doodly squat. I have tons of dreams and plans but could use ideas and local examples to keep things moving in the right direction.
 
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Bill, and Rhonda Im glad to finally hear that there a permies close enough to do a project tour If you guys ever felt like entertainnig. I receantly moved to andersonville ga and i dont have any full scale projects as of now but miss my home garden terribly. ONe of my favorite thing to do with my girlfriend is farm tours. We checked out Koinonia not long ago they have some neat projects going on deffintly worth the tour. Ive never seen compost tea brewed before but im sure its not offten brewed in as large of quanities as what the guys at koinonia applied to there pecan trees which also seconds as pasture lad for there cowas. Cool PLace. I heard they are doing anouther pdc this year but i havent followed up for more info yet. Im really just ranting isnt there anouther GA permies topic started on the site? And I saw all that but my real intent of posting today was to see if any one could help me find a pawpaw tree. I havent been able to find a reasonble price on line and no nursery carry them that Ive found but some one else in this great state has to grow or at least a longing to grow them.
 
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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I live in the city of Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta, and I'm new to this site and permaculture. I've been gardening since I was a boy (mostly ornamentals), but in the past few years I've tried to grow food for the table, organically. I don't mind telling you it's a whole new ball game, and I've got a lot to learn. In fact, if I had to depend on the food I put on the table, I'd starve. Are there any individuals, or a community of folks near Dunwoody that use permaculture in their endeavor to be more self-sufficient? I'd love to meet you and exchange ideas.
 
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Location: Atlanta Georgia
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Any friendly bets on the last frost in Ga for 2014? I'm going with 2/1 just to be optimistic. (Atlanta area)
 
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Im gonna say 3/1, im not as optimistic. Whoever's closest buys the other a beer?
 
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I am in Social Circle, Ga. Interested in installing an earth tube heating/cooling system in my 124 year old home, while gardening 2500 +square foot garden, and trying to learn to get off the grid.
 
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Hey y'all

I have recently moved to Georgia and I have time and energy to give to a good cause. I pursue to learn the skills I will need to find a sustainable way of living in my future home. Natural building, permaculture designs are high on the list to learn. So if anyone anywhere out there in GA could use a helping hand I am extremely low maintenance, don't need much to get by, and have a young strong back that would love to work and learn as much as possible. I expect no payment, only to share positive energy that will make this world a better place.

I want to work, but am in a place in my life right now that working for some company will just not do. Back to the days where knowledge was shared through apprenticeship is where I aim my life.

So if you need help I would love to get in contact and talk some possibilities.

Thank you all for your time and energy and I hope this message finds you smiling on this wonderful day!

-Cory
 
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I am studying installing an earth tube heat exchange system that will run on solar energy. The big hurdle is designing the system to exchange the air in a 3500 square foot house hat was built in 1889. I have seen it done a few different ways, in different regions, so I am incorporating what I have learned, and adapting it ti my region. If you would like to talk more about it, let me know, and I will be happy to share my thoughts, and listen to yours.
 
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Hi there
I am in Fayetteville. Only have two acres with lots of trees and a big slope. I have carved out two garden areas. Been a gardener forever, organic for most of forever. Getting old now, investigating easier on the body methods. Do heavy mulching. Did my first Huglekulture this winter . I have blueberries, figs, espaliered fruit trees, some chickens, bees, all of them co-existing nicely and working together in a sorta permie way. Also a greenhouse out of recycled windows and patio doors. I try everything, have mushroom logs, huge self sorting worm bin, grew peach trees true from seed. My "rainbarrels" are 275 gallon tote tanks. Starting a medicinal herb garden and a tree guild this year.
I am going to try and make my garden beds more poly culture this year. I want to be a hunter gather.
Would like to see a permaculture group get going in my area. I belong to a organic group that I enjoy, would like to see them move more to Permaculture.
Laura
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John Brownlee wrote:Im gonna say 3/1, im not as optimistic. Whoever's closest buys the other a beer?


I think at least 3/15.
 
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Living in Conyers, GA, working in Kirkwood, ATL, GA.
 
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Dawsonville Ga. saying hi to Y'all! If you are in N. Ga. you might want to checkout the North Ga Permaculture Guild. We Hold potlucks and get together's pretty regularly - always looking to meet new Permies. Check us out!
 
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Location: Newnan, GA
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Hey y'all ~

Just checkin in. SW Coweta Co, near Newnan GA. Wondering if Bert & Eva near Luthersville are still active here?
 
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Just joined the site as well. Currently living in Peachtree City, GA. Not much land to use, but I'm enjoying the experimentation. Would love to meet up with a small group and learn from eachother! Feel free to contact me whenever.
 
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Location: Statesboro, GA
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Hey everyone! Statesboro, GA here, attending school, but still hang about Macon during the summers. Would love to attend a PDC or meetup to learn more about permaculture and homesteading if anyone would like to offer the opportunity. Or even just meetup to bounce around ideas with others. Hope this thread becomes more active soon!
 
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