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Brett Andrzejewski
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Hello fellow permaculturists,

I am looking for a group and/or individuals in the greater Albuquerque area who are interested in Permaculture. If anyone knows of any event, group, or individuals that meet regularly, or who do seed exchange, or use permaculture on their farm please let me know.

Thanks in advance,
Brett
 
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Sorry,

Roswell is as close as I can get you.
I am just starting a 2 acre project.
 
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Hello Mark,

Thanks for the reply. If I plan to be in the Roswell area I will have to see your project. Yet, at the moment I have no plans to leave the Albuquerque area. I have spoken with another Permie in the Taos area. I also watch some Youtube videos from a guy in Silver City.

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Brent Williams
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Hi Brett,

My wife and I will be moving to Albuquerque at some point in the future. We actually already have a house, but at this point can only make the trip out every 3 months or so. We were there over Labor Day and the week after. We began our permaculture transformation (hopefully) of the yard while we were there. The yard has been neglected for years and was mostly barren. We started a hugelkulture bed and a sort of hugel/sheet mulch hybrid. We'll likely not be back until December. It's kind of interesting to wonder what's happening with the beds and in a way glad we can't be there (for the most part). I'd be tempted to fiddle with the beds, etc. I'll be interested to see what happens to them unattended for 3 months. I threw a few (really old) seeds into the hugel bed, and stuck a couple of plants in the sheet mulch bed. If they grow- cool! If not, more organic matter for the bed.

I was actually led to permaculture by looking at the yard and wondering what could be done in the high desert. Xeriscaping was an option, but it somehow felt wrong to me. Granted lawns need to be largely done away with, but nature wants to grow! Makes more sense to me to work with drought hardy plants and improving the soil to hold what water there is and support a wider variety of plants.

So we're new to permaculture and just beginning to learn our way.

 
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Hello Brent, welcome to Permies!

I also feel the same way about Xeriscaping & Xeroscaping. Albuquerque will get 10 inches of rain a year, but if you have a hard surface like your roof and some rainwater catchment you can start growing plants that might be happy with 20 inches.

If you haven't visited in a while you might be surprised how many "weeds" might be growing. The last two weeks we (Albuquerqueans) have seen a lot of atypical rain. Vacant lots, dirt fields, and other barren soil is now covered with volunteer plants.

Do let me know when your in town. We can get together, chat, share some seeds and advice, etc. I'll send a PM (purple moosage) with my email and telephone number.

I too am new to Permaculture. You can see my first years progress with think this link to Greening the New Mexican desert

Ciao
 
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