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Video Tour of Michael Pilarski's food forest 4 months after planting into a grassy field ...

 
Chris Badgett
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Last year we released this video course showing you how to plant a medicinal food forest from scratch.

In this 30 minute video tour, Michael Pilarski walks us through what the food forest looks like four months after planting:



Link to video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U7_fVIhvpA


You can discover more about this online video program here:
http://organiclifeguru.com/course/how-to-grow-a-medicinal-food-forest/
 
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This is very inspiring. Halfway into it, I had to stop it and go outside and plant two more rows in an unplanted area of the garden.

But I am puzzled about one thing. How does he get $10 a pound for basil?!?
 
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Mmmm. Problems with the first link and with the (blank space where the) video (should be) for this iPad user. The first link definitely was not to Skeeter's course, and not the first time I have had one of the organic life guru links take me to some place inappropriate.

I get the impression that this may be an iPad problem and not a general issue, but thought it worth reporting.
 
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Browsing on my iPhone, the first link took me to the App Store to buy a porn app called badoink. Wierd
 
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Excellent video Chris...thanks for posting this. Very intense planting which takes a lot of skill.
 
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I also was sent to BaDoink! Not my cup of tea.
There is just a blank place where the video should be for me too.
I really enjoy Skeeter Pilarski.
 
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Awesome stuff. Thanks for posting. I love the diversity and density of the plantings.
 
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John Elliott wrote:This is very inspiring. Halfway into it, I had to stop it and go outside and plant two more rows in an unplanted area of the garden.

But I am puzzled about one thing. How does he get $10 a pound for basil?!?



I like the use of annuals to fill in the spaces while the trees and shrubs grow
I use this technique myself
my "food forest" is more like small "food patches or beds" with paths in between to become a forest
rather than one long forest
but he has big open ground to work with

He is selling "medicinal plants" I don't know his arrangement
but it would seem to be a hard sell for someone just starting out
to try and medicinal plants without some contacts in the business

He said the "holy basil" from India was what he was getting $10/lb
again this must be from company that specializes in medicinal herbs

A very interesting video, none the less
 
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Thanks everyone for checking out Michael's new food forest video.

I'm not sure why some people see a blank spot for the video. I think that's a permies website issue. I changed the link from youtube to http from https if that makes a difference.

I also updated all our software on the Organic Life Guru website, so please let me know if anyone is still being redirected when you click on any links. Thanks!

Chris

 
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Just a technical FYI that can be deleted. A lot of times on permies with an I pad I see a blank space where videos would be. Sometimes they show up after a few minutes and sometimes they don't and I press the quote button so I can copy the link from the post. Chris, the link originally took me to a porn site, and now it works.
 
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Thanks for the feedback Zach. I noticed the youtube video on permies was not displaying on my wife's iphone either. It might be a compatibility issue between the jforum software that is used to power the permies website and the Safari mobile web browser.

So I added a link directly to the video on youtube as well if anyone else is having trouble seeing it.

Also I'm glad to hear the external links are working properly now.

Thank you!

Chris
 
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John Elliott wrote:This is very inspiring. Halfway into it, I had to stop it and go outside and plant two more rows in an unplanted area of the garden.

But I am puzzled about one thing. How does he get $10 a pound for basil?!?


Michael is referring to Holy Basil. It is actually in the mint family. Holy Basil is a sacred plant in India and has been grown there for thousands of years. It is considered to be a powerful antioxidant with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research has studied Holy Basil for its therapeutic potential in cancer and stabilizing effects in diabetes treatment. More compelling research results have connected Holy Basil with stress relief and relaxation.

To learn more about the medicinal herbs that Skeeter (Michael) has for sale, check out his website: www.friendsofthetrees.net

 
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I Just love the way Skeeter goes through the property in such a matter of fact way. I wish I knew as much and could remember, about herbs as he does. I'll keep workin' on it.
 
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The Organic Life Guru platform for online organic gardening and permaculture education has grown significantly over the past year.

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