Judith Browning wrote:Hello, Drew...Welcome. Great to hear of more folks in Arkansas. We are farther north near Mountain View in the mountains. I know a lot of organic growers in this area with permaculture leanings...although I know we are scattered all over...just not always visible. We usually run into gardener/farmers at markets here that we would never have known about otherwise...some permies at heart without knowing the word...I think that is a great way to find out who is growing in your area. I haven't been to one but friends sell at the the river market in LR and I thought Conway had an active market. I have a plant and seed exchange here late march or early april...I can let you know when if you would like to travel this far. And there is a seed exchange at the Ozark folk center in February that is all open pollinated seeds.
Kevin Byrne wrote:Hello! I am living on 200 acres in Mena, AR, which is a fair piece from you, but in the same basic area. I have been reading Sepp's books and watching his videos, and I'm going to get started here very soon. Hope this note finds you all well and willing to interact!
Drew Buff wrote:Friends,
I am a relatively new convert to permaculture and natural farming. In March (2013), I bought 14 acres on Wye Mountain, which is in between Lake Maumelle and the Arkansas River. Coincidentally, it's also in between Little Rock and Conway. My wife and I (both in our late 20's) planted an annual garden, dug some swales, bought chickens, began construction on a cob root cellar, and we're currently working on a food forest. We don't really know what we're doing, ha.
Are there any permaculture folks in Central Arkansas? We'd love to meet you...even if you're amateurs, like us. My wife and I are very interested in community organizing, as well. Personally, I'd even be willing to help lead/organize a group in Central Arkansas. I'm very interested in developing food forests on public land...or maybe even some guerrilla gardening. Lots of big plans, but we know we can't do it by ourselves.
Look forward to meeting you!
Peace and love,
D & P
Mandie Garrett wrote:
...our 60 acres we bought in Magazine AR.