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Darnell Brawner
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Not sure where I should have posted this.
Does anyone know of any resources to find a permaculture designers like a business index or something?
 
John Elliott
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Judging from Tina's post on the subject, resources are kind of slim in this area. I've personally met one other Permie up here in Augusta, there are a few in Columbia, a couple people up in Trenton, but we're basically on our own. This is no Missoula with hordes of Permies re-making the landscape with their heavy equipment.

You can participate in the regional forum, but that can be quiet for weeks at a time. What is it that you want to do? I'm sure that between the small number of us that are in the area, we can come up with some ideas and resources to at least start you moving forward.
 
Darnell Brawner
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Well i have an idea of what I want a bit of a 2 acre mini homestead.
A kind of perennial zone 1 one stop shop food,fuel,fiber,fodder, "farmaceuticals",etc). Then an aquaponics greenhouse for annuals minus the root crops. Finally a place for future boat and kids play area.

The idea of finding an experienced designer would give me.
A great master starting point
knowledge of local and state codes
contacts to quality affordable earth movers,tree removers, plant suppliers , etc
Also some of the property is zoned wetland buffer so no earthworks but there are things you can do in such areas.

But I guess the southeast is behind in cert perm designers its a real shame since the region is great for growing and there is a lot of rural areas.
 
John Elliott
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That's not the only thing the southeast is a little behind in, but we have other charms that make up for it. Like being able to garden all year long.

See my other post on how we can organize a little self help among all the Permies in the area. I haven't been getting out much, and I would welcome the opportunity to see what other people are doing when it comes to permaculture. If we do a little cross-pollination, some seed swapping, exchange cuttings and so forth, I think it would be of great mutual benefit.
 
S Bengi
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You can try craigslist for tree removals and earth movers, but having a word of mouth referral would be really nice.

If all you want to do is plant trees, there shouldn't be too much codes, but if you want to rear animals (bee, chicken, ducks, rabbits, etc) then it become very tricky. We will not even talk about composting toilet, building a house and such.
 
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