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Christian Kettner
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Hi..I finally took the plunge!...been holding off because I knew once I joined this forum I'd be hooked...and would be spending more time online(my wife may not approve!LOL)
I am certain I will be learning lots of good things from this forum and think it will inspire me to start some of the projects I have been brewing in my head for the sake of sharing with you.
I am very new to this and apologize in advance if I have clicked any wrong buttons or rambled on too much about coffee
This forum in my opinionion is the pinnacle of permaculture and I am honored to a part of it.
 
Judith Browning
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the "bullet proof' coffee guy a popular subject, I think! Welcome to Permies and you are right...it is easy to get sucked in to these conversations more than intended...I think that I will read/post just one more and it goes on and on...lot's of good folks here and informative topics.
 
Christian Kettner
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Hi Judith!!..thanks for the welcome...and I wanted to also add that I do not have a computer at the moment...so all of my typing is with clumsey thumbs on a Samsung note with a very aggressive auto correct...so some of the errors I miss may be comical.
 
Judith Browning
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Christian Kettner wrote:Hi Judith!!..thanks for the welcome...and I wanted to also add that I do not have a computer at the moment...so all of my typing is with clumsey thumbs on a Samsung note with a very aggressive auto correct...so some of the errors I miss may be comical.


I participated for more than a year with a black and white 3G Kindle...I got really fast at thumb typing. We just recently are online at home with a 'real' computer...a whole new world for us, not sure yet if it is a good thing though.
 
Bill Erickson
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A fairly new guy here myself, but I lived for many years "Down East" in Havelock. That Piedmont area you are in has some really nice soil, mine was 18 inches of black earth on top of sand - pocosin swamp at one point I am sure. Since discovering this place I spend quite a bit of time reading old threads, learning some things and thinking about all of it. It will be a couple of months before I get to doing projects, but the ideas are boiling over.
 
Christian Kettner
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Hi Bill! I'm in Clayton...I worked in construction here for years and most of the soil in this area locally I'd red clay...I couldn't wear white t-shirts Anymore...I am lucky living in downtown Clayton as they used to have horse pastures here and there is 3 feet of rich black dirt in my mini urban yard....just gotta get the right things growing here!
 
Bill Erickson
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I'd forgotten about the red clay in that area. You'd figure I'd remember from all the times I drove through there on my way up to concerts or home to Montana. You are very lucky to have that well composted manure for your dirt. Although, the upside is you have ready local sources of clay for cob to build a rocket mass heater, just have to go Down East to borrow some sand!

One of my buddies moved to the Clayton area in the late 90s, but his wife kept forgetting to leave their phone number when she'd call. So it goes.
 
Andrew Pochylski
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Hey christian, as a fellow new person i just wanted to say hi and welcome to the site. Are you new to permaculture in general? I'm certainly no expert (im in the middle of my pdc right now lol) but i have spent a lot of time studying and been part of a few workshops before. If you ever need any help or feel like asking a question let me know and i'll do my best.
 
Cam Monroe
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hiya neighbor!
I'm a bit west of you....in the hills
 
Amedean Messan
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Hey there Cam Monroe and Christian Kettner, we are almost neighbors! North Carolina has a strong showing at Permies, many strong characters live here. I would like to confess here that it is in my mind to organize an east coast permaculture meet. Hopefully I will be able to arrange this within the next 2 or 3 years after I get myself more situated. If somebody beats me to the punch then fantastic! I am graduating with a BS in mechanical engineering in the next few months and there is an akward transitional period that will require some time. Aside from that, don't be a stranger!

 
Christian Kettner
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Hi Cam.hi Andrew ...thsnks Andrew ,I am new to permaculture ,but have always been outdoorsy into conservation and in some ways connected to certain aspects of permaculture all my life I suppose....I was already familiar with many of the popular plants in permaculture but did not know
about guilds and polycultures or things like nitrogen fixation or dynamic accumulation..I suppose many of us have been close to so many of the things that hang on a permaculturists belt.
I remember my father aways smoking his cigarettes during the winter ina little corner on the south side of the house because) it was always a bit warmer there...now I see that was a microclimate or when I dug for worms on a bank of a river for baitand there was always this layer of matlike stuff you had to get through just under the leaves...that was the micorrhyzae fungal layer of healthy untilled soil..the "internet" of the plant life...
I was lucky to grow up in a place that gave me unlimited access to woods and spent most of my time there observing wild things far away from people. I just recently had a revelation that I had a.d.d. most of my life while trying to figure out my sons difficulties in school and realized the reason why I could never focus on one thing but if it was something that caught my interest I would focus like a laser beem on that subject in an almost obsessive manner learn everything and move on....certain interests brought me into permaculture a little over a year ago and was big into podcasts and have been listening studying learning all I can..coming up with my own theories and ideas....be it the convective pump of a rocket mass heater,hugelkulture or even urban homesteading ...I think I found something I will never get bored of.
 
Christian Kettner
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Hello amedean!
 
Dale Hodgins
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Christian Kettner wrote:Hi Judith!!..thanks for the welcome...and I wanted to also add that I do not have a computer at the moment...so all of my typing is with clumsey thumbs on a Samsung note with a very aggressive auto correct...so some of the errors I miss may be comical.


I was trying to write perimeter. One of the choices that my phone's predictive text thought might be good was --- perestroika. I start typing a word that begins with b and the phone chooses words that begin with c r and q. I'm not so stupid that I would get the first letter wrong . Then I decide to write computer. I get to compu ... and the phone wonders did I mean run, elephant or barium . Kid's watching the process would all get to the right word quicker than my "smart" phone does.
 
Christian Kettner
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Amedean...just a thought...a really good resource for finding local people with similar interests is meetup.com...I typed permaculture ,,hit search and it connected me with with anything permaculture Teletext in my area...I get updates every week on get togethers involving permies....pretty cool.
There is a growth in permaculture groups on the east coast and Alexander Ojeda has a really good one in Jacksonville Florida...his facebook group is called permaculture jax and he himself has some great videos to watch on you tube describing his yard..look it up...a lot of permaculture groups (pun warning)blossom out of local gardening groups as well.
Busy dad life has kept me from actually going to one of the events (40 minute drive usually)but its nice to see what's brewing.
 
Amedean Messan
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I looked into it but I fit more into the Permies crowd. Most of the folks around here are into "survivalist" groups. It is similar, but I don't really care about political bigots like Glen Beck and I am not really opinionated about limiting government. I prefer the scientific and holistic focus.
 
Christian Kettner
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I hear ya...I love permies because if the positive thinking ......positive solution attitude....just do awesome sh$# and don't spun your wheels bitching about who is screwing up what
 
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