Wendy Smyer Yu wrote:Jennifer! You caught me on my first post on permies! Did you ever get my email some months ago (back when I signed up for your email list)? I love reading about the stuff you're up to, and the updates on the Watershed Management Group activities.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:So it is an urban lot then? I am guessing because you said downtown sacramento.. Ha
Wendy Smyer Yu wrote:Michael, I just joined your meetup. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to come from Woodland to Sac, but I like your idea of sharing assistance on each other's yards and passing abilities around. Your property sounds amazing. I'm just starting and so far the only "productive" thing I've got is a budleia that blooms through summer, regardless of drought. I also have a young volunteer fig coming up under some very drought-stressed birches and after 6 weeks being unable to identify two massive trees in my backyard I stepped on a pecan the other day and thought the idea was preposterous (there are no other obvious nuts on the trees and I didn't think they do well in the valley) until I found another under a paver and saw your post… So, maybe I have pecan trees… Other than that, I have a huge garden space with raised beds (which will be removed in favor of a sunken bed approach) and tons of roses and the ubiquitous stretch of (now turning brown) lawn.
A berm makes a great wind break. And we all like to break wind once in a while. Like this tiny ad:
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