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Cortland Satsuma
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Hi Everyone!

We are looking to establish a local, informal exchange association. We are in Powhatan. Looking in a radius out to: Lynchburg, Louisa, Ashland, Richmond, Chester, Amelia
 
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Have you heard about this annual event at Monticello? http://heritageharvestfestival.com/

 
Cortland Satsuma
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Yes! It is listed in an online newsletter I get every month for the state of Va. We are about an hour and a half from there. Thank You!
 
Rich Conley
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Cortland, I'd be interested in any sort of exchange/group you could find.

Been looking for somewhere to organize/participate in group buys, trade things, etc.
 
Cortland Satsuma
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Hi Rich!

What are you looking to trade? We are close enough to do trades locally. I do have an informal network of close by persons to trade with as well.
 
Rich Conley
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Nothing specific at the moment.

I'll be looking for some apple scion wood later in the year, and I'm always looking for things like figs I don't have, or any other fruits that can easily be rooted.

I just moved to the area a couple months ago, so I don't really have any sort of gardening network.
 
David Irby
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Hello - I was just going to post on this topic today! I am looking for a local (central VA) source for Comfrey. Would be willing to pay or trade (although I think I will only have an excess of thornless blackberries this spring). I am just getting into permaculture - we used to operate an organic vegetable farm but gave up years ago - just grow a garden for ourselves now. I am also interested in any local sources for nut trees and would be very interested in seeing any established food forests in the area.
 
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Don't forget books!
Along with seeds, bring some books to swap.
 
Cortland Satsuma
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@David...

No comfrey here. I do have hickories for trade and we will have nut seedlings for sale later this year (we buy bulk and split with local permies). I could trade hickories (or oaks if you need any) for thornless blackberries...I am real tired of being poked by our natives, lol!
 
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@Ken...

Good Point! I do have some books I bought and find I do not need; will check after work today and post what I have.
 
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@Rich...

We have several cultivars of apples; when I prune we offer the scion wood for trade in network, then for sale.


@Everyone...

If you would like regular contact (1x week-1x month) on trades available; please PM me with an email and I will add you to our current network.


Also, for those who do not know, we do have a sale on fruit tree seedlings going for this April. Our ad is posted on Craigslist (Richmond). If you are local enough to do a pick up; check out the ad and contact us through it. (Not posting the sale on permies, as it is pick only.)
 
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@David...

Our place is not yet open for tours (too much of our new food forest is under 42"). However, we do have mock-ups of what we are doing and would be happy to email you those; plus, give input on yours or your google earth of your place. Would love input from your background as it applies to zone 7 (we were from much warmer areas and are still learning this zone).
 
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