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Justin Elge
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Just wondering who on the forum is from the Nebraska area?

I'm currently in the Omaha area looking to network with people who live near by
 
Jim schalles
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I'm from Omaha and over wintering here for the next couple of months Hoping to start a permaculture/natural building school somewhere in the Missouri Valley within the next several years
 
Dan Grubbs
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Don't forget us Kansas City area permies. We're not that far from you and I bet we could collaborate together. By the way, I'm a Nebraskan who has now found himself settling down in northwest Missouri, so any connection I can make with my bretheren up river, I'm happy for it.

I look forward to keeping connected.

Dan
 
Heidi Beckwith
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I currently live in Spain (for a few more months) but I own a home in Omaha which I'm slowly adding some permaculture touches to. So far I have swales, fruit trees, garden areas, water catchments, and I plan to add some nut trees, get my guilds built up, get chickens, and in ground water catchments within the next few years.

If you haven't heard of Gus Van Roenn, he does some design work in the area, and also there is a permaculture garden in North Omaha in the Gifford Park neighborhood (which also has its own CSA).

Also there's the Transition group of Omaha (Look for them on facebook). They hold meetings once a month to talk about solutions to the oil crisis. (At least that was my impression of the group from one visit and some emails).

Oh, and there's a local food movement growing, the magazine Edible Omaha is a great resource in learning about that. At Metro and Iowa Western they have classes in small farming, and even wanted to have a PDC.

Hope that was of some help.

I'd love to keep in touch as Omaha is my home, and I plan on being back soon.
 
Justin Elge
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Thanks for the replies. Heidi sounds like you have a lot going on at your Omaha home already. I've heard of the garden in North O but didn't realize it was a permaculture garden. Benson Plant Rescue is another cool Omaha resource. The local food movement is definitely growing here. I had 6 square foot gardens which gave me limited success this summer, I hope to do better this year with more planning, add some chickens and maybe even a temp greenhouse onto the south side of the house...but we'll see how it all plays out. I would love to find a few acres close by to build sustainably on and get off the grid but that is probably a more long term plan for lack of finances at the moment.

Thanks for the replies, hopefully we have more neighbors around to meet!
 
Amy Moore
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Permie over here, permie over there, permies are everywhere Hi I am up north in O'Neill, but head to Omaha quite often (and very soon actually, as one of my sister's is due with a new babe any moment). I work on a small permaculture grass fed farm, and I am always looking for more peeps to connect with also....I transplanted from west coast almost 5 years ago. So, yes!!...we are here There are a lot of cool local food restaurants around Omaha that I have just been alerted to! Send over a message!
Amy
 
Amos Burkey
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Hello Nebraska Permies! I am just starting up a little homestead west of Kearney. Glad to see some other Nebraskans here.
 
Marcelo Plioplis
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I'm in Lincoln. Just starting this permaculture thing.
 
Tim Evers
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Hey Amos! How are things out west of Kearney? I live in Kearney. I'm natural building enthusiast and fledgling permacultuerist. Are you putting up any buildings at your place? from what I can tell, we have great clay around here! I can always source salvage lumber and can get great straw so if you need to build stuff give me a holler!
 
Tuco Jacobs
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I'm in Omaha! I just discovered permaculture a couple months ago. I've been knee-deep in researching the subject ever since, but I don't have any actual permaculture (or any other type of gardening for that matter) in action yet. I hope to have a place of my own within a couple years where I can have an urban homestead.
 
Tim Oneill
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I know I am late to the party but I am In western Nebraska, North Platte. 1 acre piece in town. Chickens, bees, rabbits, quail. There is a ton of work I still need to do here. Looks like we will be hosting a earthbag workshop summer 2015. Also am beginning work on a 1/4 section north of town. Love to hook up with other Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado permies.
 
Justin Fader
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Hello, I am new to this site as I just registered...been looking around for a while though. I currently live just outside of Omaha & I have been researching more permaculture practices because we are looking to buy some land in 2016 & I want to make sure that what we buy will work well in a food forest type of system. I am 92% sure that we will end up in Northern Cass County as its close enough to commute for work yet far enough to get away from the urban life. I will most likely have a opportunity to purchase 5-8 acres from a friend who is currently purchasing a 30+ acre plot. She has many ideas similar to mine but is not yet aware of permaculture principles. The land that she is buying was previously farmed so that does give me some hesitation as it has been sprayed with who knows what chemicals.
Glad to see others in the Nebraska area....I look forward to connecting with some like minded people as my property search & subsequent design/build process begins.

-Justin
 
Dan Grubbs
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Welcome Justin.

Be sure to look up Jonathan Dodd in the Papillion area. He has a premie/regen farm and has hosted workshops and is rearing his young family on their little farm. Their farm is called New Earth Farm & Goods found here: http://negoods.com He and his wife Catherine also work with urban families and others to help make ends meet through growing healthful food.

And, if you're ever down Kansas City way, we'll be having a strawbale workshop at the end of February and a rocket-mass heater workshop in June.
 
Justin Fader
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Thank you Dan! I will look him up, I only live a few miles from Papillion.

Is there a site with info on any if the offerings in the KC area? Not too far of a drive for some quality learning!
 
Dan Grubbs
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Justin,
We have a KC area page here on permies. You can find it here: http://www.permies.com/t/24368/midwest-usa/Kansas-City-Area Note, there are 6 pages of thread there, so it may take a few minutes to go through. We try to communicate all our events in the KC area on that thread. The RMH workshop will actually be at my place in Kearney, Missouri, which will cut off about 20 minutes from your trip. Updates and information will be posted on that KC Area thread. We're also going to be having a Google+ hangout (video conference) on Friday, Jan. 15, to discuss ways in which we can all better connect to share information and best practices. Finally, we started having meet ups. We've had two so far. The last one was spectacular as we shared a pot-luck meal at one of our group member's farm and had a demonstration of one of her practices and toured her farm and discussed ideas and practices. She also made a leg of sheep from one of her herd ... delish!

Look forward to catching up with you soon.
 
Mitch Williams
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Dan Grubbs wrote:Welcome Justin.

Be sure to look up Jonathan Dodd in the Papillion area. He has a premie/regen farm and has hosted workshops and is rearing his young family on their little farm. Their farm is called New Earth Farm & Goods found here: http://negoods.com He and his wife Catherine also work with urban families and others to help make ends meet through growing healthful food.

And, if you're ever down Kansas City way, we'll be having a strawbale workshop at the end of February and a rocket-mass heater workshop in June.


Hi Dan, I would like more information on your workshops. I just registered today but have had an interest and passion for natural building and rocket stoves for over 6 years now. I have build a few of both on my own, although i am looking for more experience and opportunities this year!!

Thanks Mitch
 
Mitch Williams
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Justin Fader wrote:Thank you Dan! I will look him up, I only live a few miles from Papillion.

Is there a site with info on any if the offerings in the KC area? Not too far of a drive for some quality learning!



Hi Justin idn if you are considering making a trip down for either workshop to KC but i would be interested and could help with gas costs if you do. I live in mid town omaha. Im 24. Here is my email. punkrockscienceguy@gmail.com

Lets make it happen!
 
Heather Ahrens
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Hello Fellow Huskers,
Nice to find y'all here. From WAY out here in VERY western Nebraska, Chadron. (Tim Oneill 😉) You say the word Permaculture and most often get the reply, "Perma what?"
Tim Evers it's nice to learn there is a natural builder in the state. I'm planning to add a greenhouse on to my place this summer. Perhaps we could work together and make it a workshop?
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