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Robbie Ferrell
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I am pretty new to the site and to permaculture as a whole, but have been reading as much information as i can for the past several months. I live in WV, and just wanted to see if there were any other people from WV on here.
 
Brian Fulton
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I'm located in Southwestern Virginia and have been very much interested in permaculture for the last year. I too have been wanting to get to a pdc, but couldnt afford it since I'm a college student and the only person that works a job in my house. I really wish there was more permies in my area.
 
                
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we're in central WV. trying to turn a neglected farm into a self sustaining future.
 
Robbie Ferrell
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That's the same thing I'm doing... I'm in roane County. I have bought an old 36 acre farm, and plan on adding pigs, dairy goats, and sheep to my system soon. I currently raise chickens, quail, and ducks.
 
Sandy Hall
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New to the site, in the Huntington area
 
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Welcome to permies Sandy.

Looks like we're getting some good, positive action going in WV here on this site.

 
Sandy Hall
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Thanks! I'm excited to get to know everyone!
 
Joyce Bowie
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I'm in Calhoun Co WV. Also trying to turn this place around. Lost much because of illness. Now just trying to keep warm for winter. Trying to sell a piece of land to keep my head above water. Looking forward to spring.
 
Benjamin Weiss
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The Rolling Ridge community near Harper's Ferry will be hosting a PDC in February 2014!

Facebook event
 
John Merrifield
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Hi, new to the forum.
New to permaculture.
We're in North Central WV and just starting to experiment with 25 acres of established hardwood forest on a southfacing hillside.
 
Marcine Page
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There is a possibility of a piece of land in Grant County, WV that may be available to a permaculture school or course for a long term project. Low cost housing is available for students and workshop attendees. No zoning here. We want to create a permaculture visitor site that supports an artisan intentional tiny home community that will be part of a broader intentional village.
 
John Merrifield
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Marcine,
Is this proposal on your land? For permanent residences or retreats or both?
Tell us more!
John, North Central WV
 
Victor Skaggs
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I'm in Marion Co., by the way.

Has anyone dealt with juneberries/serviceberries? I discovered them this past spring in the woods along the river in Fairmont. They are eaten by children sometimes. I want to experiment with them this year... find out if they can be canned, dried, etc. In some places they are quite plentiful.
 
John Merrifield
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Victor Skaggs
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I'm in Marion Co., by the way.

Welcome Victor
 
John Merrifield
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Sandy Hall
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Sandy,
Nice to see other WV permies. I visited your Peppermint Acres facebook page. Very nice place. I was wondering the breed of your pigs?
John
 
Jesse Wyner
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Hey folks. My name is Jesse, me and a few others recently bought property in Berkeley Springs that we hope to slowly turn into a permaculture style, educational homesteading/farming experience. I'd love to get to know some permie folks in the area! :]
 
John Merrifield
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Welcome, Jesse!
 
Eva Taylor
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I'm in hampshire county wv, working on 7 acres. I have chickens and hugel beds, woods and field I'm working on....
 
John Merrifield
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Welcome Eva!
 
Sarah Allen
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Third year container gardener checking in from Kanawha County. I'm new to the site. Very excited to expand my operation this year and grow some food items I've never tried before.
 
John Merrifield
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Welcome Sarah, you've come to the right place.
 
Nancy Marshall
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I'm in Greenbrier County, WV. No land yet. Looking. I'm interested in a pdc - sorry I missed Feb. Hope it was a successful class. Other interests: cob, wind/solar, foraging. Nancy
 
John Merrifield
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Welcome, Nancy! There are forums here covering all of those subjects.
 
John Merrifield
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jack spirko announced today that he will be building his model PermaEthos permaculture farm/community near Charleston, WV on the Elijah Springs Farm. He plans to run several workshops and PDC's from the farm.
 
Nancy Marshall
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John, Thanks for the heads up on Jack Spirko!
 
John Merrifield
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Jack is looking for 1 and possibly 2 tennant farmers to work the land. Good opportunity for someone without land that wants to gain experience and be compensated.
 
John Merrifield
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Check out this Permies thread for Jack Spirko's flagship PermaEthos farm in central WV.
Or, you can go straight to the PermaEthos webpage
 
napoli cannolion
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ive got some land near big otter. just started a new topic called" WV rise up" come see whats up
 
Kevin Mace
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I'm in Parkersburg.
 
John Merrifield
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Welcome Napoli and Kevin!
 
Jacob Lough
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I'm in Fairmont, WV. John, is this the same John Merrifield that works with Camden Bunner often?
 
John Merrifield
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Yes it is Jacob, Are you the Jacob that also works with Camden Bunner?
 
Jacob Lough
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I am indeed! Small world we live in... at least on the internet. Had no idea you were into permaculture. You'll have to show me what all you have going on at your place sometime.
 
John Merrifield
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Permaculture is the only way. Looking forward to showing you around.
 
Jacob Lough
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Awesome! Sounds great.
 
Sandy Hall
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Hey John! Sorry for the slow reply, things have been hectic I have Ossabaw Island Hogs. They're a small (150-200lbs) heritage breed listed as critical by the Livestock Conservancy and are also listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. They're lovely, hardy foragers and I'm hoping to start offering a small number of piglets beginning next spring.
 
napoli cannolion
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i'm located off I 79 exit 40. I posted west virginia Rise up! we have been planting and planing. right now we are digging ponds and a natural dam. i'm looking for people in the area with PDCs (permaculture design certificate) and want to be involved with the building of houses a sound stage/recording studio, glass workshop,and welding/ carpentry shop. motivated instructors can even make a dollar or two. if your in the area and are interersted in chickens or honey bees. we are about to build a chicken tractor and first rate apiary. we are always out here working on hugelbeds and planting. we need help with everything. skilled people looking to make some extra money or just want to stop by and say hi all are welcome. please respond
 
Michele Pee
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Hello from Hardy County in the eastern panhandle. We recently purchased 9 acres and are in the process of turning it into a homestead. We've started with chickens and vegetables. This spring we want to expand to include hogs, fruit trees, berries.
 
Augustus Clark
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I'm an engineering student in Morgantown; I've been reading permies for some time and hope one day to meld the disciplines of permaculture and engineering to help create a stable living environment for humans and other living things.
 
John Merrifield
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Sandy Hall wrote:Hey John! Sorry for the slow reply, things have been hectic I have Ossabaw Island Hogs. They're a small (150-200lbs) heritage breed listed as critical by the Livestock Conservancy and are also listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. They're lovely, hardy foragers and I'm hoping to start offering a small number of piglets beginning next spring.

Thanks Sandy!
I hope sometime next year to have an arrangement on our land where I can accomadate a few. We'll see how it goes and maybe we can do some business.
John
 
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