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Hi! I live in Campbell River, BC, on Vancouver Island. I'm wondering if there are any "permaculturists" or permie groups on the Island. While I'm not currently using many of the techniques, I'm hoping to begin a small food forest in the future here in town. I sure could use support from someone else who'd like to discuss the ideas.
 
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Dale here. I live in Victoria and have land near Nanaimo. There are several others on this and surrounding islands. I haven't met many of them, but have spoken to a few by phone and met others here. I don't think it's appropriate for me to name them here. If you're in Victoria, look me up, or call for any reason.
 
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Hi Gordon,

I'm in Merville and just beginning my own journey into creating a permie paradise. Idea swapping would be grand!
 
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Thanks, guys! I don't get to Victoria very often, but Merville is nearby. I'm in the phonebook. Give me a call and maybe we could get together for coffee (Merville Store?).
 
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I moved to Sooke in the fall, and we've just bought land (well, as of next week when everything's done). We've formed a co-op with another family, and are intending to feed ourselves and then branch out into whatever is the most fun/feasible for production (tons of ideas - maybe pigs!). I'd love to meet up.

 
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No but I can see you from my house in Port Angeles, Wa
 
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I am just down the road in Cumberland. My food forest is coming along nicely:)
 
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Hey Gordon I am also in Campbell river , Also just going to get started on my mini food forest. Have you started yet??? any luck???
 
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I would like to have a meet-up with mid to north island Permies sometime. I know there are lots of interested folks out there. Any interest?
 
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Intrested
 
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I'm in.
 
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Great! Lets plan something.
 
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I talked to another local Permie, and we will try for a meet up on Monday October 27th, at 7. Looks like we will be at Lake Trail School in Courtenay. I hope many of you can make it! Pass the word along. I need more like minded folks in my life!
 
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I've started a facebook group for Comox Valley permie folks. PM Blayne or I and we'd be happy to add you.
 
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Kirk Hockin wrote:I've started a facebook group for Comox Valley permie folks. PM Blayne or I and we'd be happy to add you.



Kirk...can you post a link for your Facebook Group for the comox area?
 
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Can Do!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/931087056919119/
 
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Kirk Hockin wrote:Can Do!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/931087056919119/



Join request sent
 
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Be aware it's a pretty new group, and there hasn't been much local networking to my knowledge. It seems there are a number of shy permies scattered around the area, as far as I can tell though.
 
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I am also on Vancouver Island, down in Duncan, living on a twenty acre hay farm.
 
Blayne Prowse
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Hi Chad. Are there any Permie groups in the Cowichan Valley?
 
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A reminder of our Permaculture potluck on Dec 7th at 3pm in the Comox Valley. Message me for details if you wish to attend!
 
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