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Christa Walker
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Hi, I just joined this forum, though have been lurking for a while. Great information here, and really enjoyed the thread with the garden pics.

I'm interested in starting a localized permaculture group (or at least meeting a few people who are interested in permaculture) in the Tyngsboro/Dunstable/Chelmsford/Westford, MA and Nashua, NH area. Meetup.com has a Monadnock, a North Shore MA region, and a few NH groups that are more northerly -- so it seems there may be a niche to be filled in this area. Any interest?
 
Josh T-Hansen
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Hi Christa. I too am in Massachusetts and I would join a meetup like that if I lived a little closer. I know a few other forums where you could find some interested folks (at very least plenty who are interested in healthy food and lifestyles but might not know "permaculture")
 
Christa Walker
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Josh, hi and thanks for your reply. That is a thought, to possibly introduce aspects of permaculture to existing related groups. I have a feeling there are other permaculture-interested folks in my neck of the woods and will keep trying to connect.

A little about me - started with organic lawn care a number of years ago and have read extensively, organic gardened small scale, sheet mulched, planted a few trees and shrubs (hawthornes, blueberries, aronias, pears, hazels, a manchurian apricot [new], siberian pea shrubs [new]) and herbs ...made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of fun in the process. Am reading Eric Toensmeier's Paradise Lot. Plans include continuing to build the soil up, trying a hugelbed, finding companion plants and building guilds for health of existing plantings, perennial vegs....
 
Harry Greene
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How goes it, Christa? I'll be living in Littleton until the end of September. I have lots of projects going on. Swales, rain barrels, hugelkultur, tree-planting, erosion control via on-contour berms, a lovely microclimate that puts part of my property in zone 6 (south-facing ledge), annual gardens, horses. What are you hoping to do with the group? Design? Hands-on stuff? Just talk about stuff?

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Harry
 
Christa Walker
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Hi Harry, thanks for your response. My reasons for wanting to set up a group: to be able to get together with like-minded people and discuss projects (sharing of knowledge/inspiration), what has and hasn’t worked with local conditions (soil, climate, town) to share info about local events and happenings, to share resources (I had waaay too many cucumbers this year, have wild mullein going to seed, would like some skirrit), etc. I also think it would also be helpful to have friends to tour each other’s property and give feedback. Hands-on projects might be a possibility. Observation is key to permaculture, and sometimes we’re too close to our own immediate habitat to see it freshly or realistically imo. Please PM me if interested in local permaculture-interested friends (me and my husband)!
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