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Blake Ketchum
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Location: Central Pennsylvania
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Hi Folks,
I'm new here, and am exited to be a part of the community.

I am a Soil Scientist and a Web developer. I keep dogs, red wigglers, soldier flies, and a teenager. I love plants, birds, nature in general. Last year, I bought house on a rocky clayey 1/2 acre of kentucky bluegrass and weeds. I am working slowly on converting it to a mostly self-sustaining micro prairie, and maybe planting some some fruit and veggies as well. I am planning on using all no-till techniques for several reasons, sustainability and a bad back are on the top of the list.

I am also starting a small business that incorporates my interests in conservation, soil science, no-till ag, and web development. http://seed-balls.com. I want it to be an information hub for seed balls, as well as my modest online shop. I am very excited about it. I would love to have any feedback that you can provide.

I noticed a bit of a deficit in the scientific literature about the efficacy of seed balls. I am thinking of doing some small-scale pilot experiments of seed balls. The first questions that I think I will be working on are:
  • red clay vs grey clay
  • compost: clay ratio
  • number of seeds/seed ball


  • Looking forward to getting to know you!

    My other hobbies are dog agility, propagation from spores & propagules (ferns, liverworts and mosses... not me), English concertina, and trumpet.
     
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