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A few folks have offered to send plants, cuttings or seeds in the first month thread. These offers are incredibly generous and humbling.

I started keeping a separate list to thank and recognize folks for doing this - or to coordinate if need be - then someone suggested a separate thread.

Brilliant.

At some later date on Paul's land, I'd love to point and say, "these berries came from cuttings from __(so-and-so)__ in __(somewhere)__." Or, "this hugelbed was seeded with a mix that includes seeds from 5 different permies."

Wouldn't that be cool? Having this thread will help track the details during this busy start up phase, so that perhaps we'll have a hope of being able to do that some day.

Also, if you have any questions about what and when to send, we could answer those here. So far, I don't know exactly when - probably mid-June at the earliest, though don't quote me on that yet.

Paul has told me how deeply humbled and grateful he is for the gifts that have come his way so far. Words escape me in trying to express more.
 
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I can get acorns from pre contact oak trees, age has to be somewhere around 500+ years old. Only in the fall though.
 
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Jordan Lowery wrote:I can get acorns from pre contact oak trees, age has to be somewhere around 500+ years old. Only in the fall though.



Jordan, that would be especially awesome. Vielen dank!
 
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Yes! I am in the neighborhood and will be able to contribute some bulk rice + beans etc, from the Good Food source, and I'm thinking of a gift pack of spices and seasonings - to help out the cook. If I can pull it off, I like to imagine that i can cook giant pans of tamales and lasagna - whatever - for the work crew putting in gates or other early I wish I could cook Myself, but the condition of my spine prohibits it. Feh. At least some chili and big jugs of our own well water from the Bitterroot watershed. I have a Coleman stove. The rudiments for campfire cooking. Buzz me Jocelyn, or I will buzz you as things develop.

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not tryin to be a debbie downer here at all but most definitely going to need donations of/for fencing. from reading the other thread about the land and just in general if anyones going to have animals you have to have fence.

if i come i have some i would be bringing but fence is pretty pricey and going to be a big investment in the land.

good idea for a thread (: *thumbs up*
 
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I could provide some Meyer Lemon seeds. They are one of the most cold hardy citrus plants. I'm in CA, so many of my seeds and cuttings may not do well there. I have a stash of Humming bird sage, cilantro, Kale and padrone pepper seeds. These have all been established as weeds in my yard.

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how about creating a "wish list" for other items as well, such as hand tools/shovels/gloves etc? think of it as a gift registry or house warming, people could bring something when they visit your land, and eventually you'd have enough stuff for workshops etc., and this way people with minimal funds could still donate something other than just labor.
 
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how about creating a "wish list"



Agreed! Once they get to BC they will have clear ideas for wishlists, gifts, large and small. I have these two nice cast iron pans...seeds and other small things that could make a difference.

Kathy J.

 
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Paul is at Base Camp! And he's already been scattering some seeds to make one road look a bit less like a through road.

If you're still interested in sending things, the mailing address is:
2120 S Reserve ST #351
Missoula MT 59801

It's a private mailbox at a mail center kind of place - the same address that shows on the bottom of the daily-ish e-mail. If you're a Missoulian, I think you could even drop things off for box #351 if that's easier.

Some of the first people are arriving this weekend to help out. Exciting times and such cool people all around!

Thanks folks for all the great ideas and offers to help.
 
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My tiny city lot backyard is chock full of sorrel in seed. I have an inkling they'll be viable in a month or so. I'll bring as much as I can. It's mighty tasty. I'd post a picture but:

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2. My camera broke when I was on TL and I'm broke as a joke

I'm entering a filepath on the attachments tab to test a picture upload, of my mini hugelkultur.

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I fear if I sent you plants or seeds, they wouldn't get past customs... and they would be of limited worth, being from the tropics. But this is very cool.
 
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We have a couple of seed grown Montana apricot trees in containers That we are potting up into larger containers.We would be happy to share.We also may have some small grape cuttings to share which have survived one winter and also being potted up .If interested I will set some aside.Not fond of mailing such things this time of the year.. but could possibly drop them down sometime or have someone pick them up if they are in the Rollins/Lakeside area.
 
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Just realized after getting attacked that if they keep growing out of hand I may have some black locust trees as well.Kicker to these is I do not have the time nor energy to dig them and anyone who may wish to will have to tip toe through my tulips and hundreds of other plants
 
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jon helms wrote:
how about creating a "wish list" for other items as well, such as hand tools/shovels/gloves etc? think of it as a gift registry or house warming, people could bring something when they visit your land, and eventually you'd have enough stuff for workshops etc., and this way people with minimal funds could still donate something other than just labor.



bumps

yeah it would probably be annoying to sit down with all the details to make a master wish list, but if you did this, it would definitely create some donations here.
maybe you could do a public google doc, or some other webspace ....for editing it frequently....even one where multiple users could log on and change it.
 
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Can you folks use things like wooden bowls, spoons, cups, spatulas? I am a woodturner and like to make that sort of thing.

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