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Ali Calgary
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New here. Advice please. Considering offering on south okaganan property cleared flat land 7acres for 450. With mobile n irrigation not much else
Will be doing most permaculture by self. Where purchase good organic seeds n fruit bushes n fruit trees. Irrigation useful? Worth paying 450? Doing by self? Hours you might estimate per day to set up? Weeks? Months? To maintain once plants going? Any advice welcome . Thanks
 
Rick Hatch
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Location: Penticton, BC. USDA Zone 6b, 300 mm annual precipitation
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Hi Ali,

I don't have answers to your questions being a new learner of permaculture myself.My family and I just moved from Calgary to Penticton and will be shortly moving into a half acre property with quite a few mature cherry trees and a few others. Obviously nothing as extensive as what you'll be planning, but I am hoping to make the most of it. After some interior renos, the first order of business will be fencing our front yard to keep out the wild horses that roam the neighborhood. The nice thing is I could take a wheelbarrow around and collect pretty much unlimited manure which I'm sure the neighbors would also appreciate!
I'm hoping to take a PDC up in Vernon next summer and in the meantime there are courses offered by the PUAA here in town.
It would seem the biggest challenge here is water harvesting, with only 12" of moisture it seems everyone must rely heavily on irrigation.

Cheers
Rick
 
Cee Ray
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Location: BC Interior, zone 5a
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how's it going?
 
P Stein
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Any updates? I am in Princeton so kind of the okanagan and I am looking for someone who has fruit/nut trees, black locust, berries, etc for sale in the okanagan/similkameen area. I have 45 acres and I want to start a permicuture type orchard and garden as well as chickens, sheep, cattle etc. (a little bit by bit.)
 
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