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Em, from deep southern Alberta. My Regards.

 
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I tried posting the other evening but it was a no-go. I'm working from a mobile device so, mayhap I've got a bit of incompatibility...here goes:

Hello from deep south western Alberta!

I've been wallflowering around the site for a little while now. I'd like to say, thank you very much! Thank you host, stewards, regular contributors and community members all, for this beautiful bounty of information on bounty beautiful.

My Regards,
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Excellent. Now that I've overcome that whit of technical difficulty, I'll mention a bit more.

I come to sustainability like most of us did. Circuitously. (Which is so perfectly fitting, is it not?)

My brother and I have decided to take...stewardship...of a portion of family land. The nature of this particular parcel has an ethno-political story all its own; another thread in another time, perhaps.

A third of the land is the stuff rural naturalists' dreams are made of. (At least mine are.) Coulee topography. A creek. Springs and wells. Indigenous prairie flora and fauna.

Two thirds, alas; the stuff of atavistic regret, or retrograde shame...or, as it turns out, hope. Hope that fifty years worth of continuous unchecked agronomic extortion can be brought to bear natural life. More that life.

I'm on a bounty-making mission. No acre left behind.
 
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Welcome to the forums, Em, Sound like you have a wonderful opportunity with the family farm...and you have water sources! Looking forward to your participation. Judith
 
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Welcome, Em. Southern Alberta coulee landscapes are truly beautiful.

I have more of a parkland coulee. My place is also a split between native, natural coulee and a big expanse of industrial ag. field. In a way it's a bit of a blessing, as I can focus focus food production, tree planting, and restoration experiments on the highly modified land and be pretty sure that i'm not making things any worse. It's nice to be able to leave the coulee to mostly take care of itself.

Drop me a PM if you're ever on a road trip through east-central AB, you could stop by for a visit!
 
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Thank you for the warm welcome, both. I'm definitely looking forward to learning from and sharing with you all.

Work takes me into the Lloyd area a couple of times a year. Maybe I can take you up on the offer of that visit one of these times!
 
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