Iterations are fine, we don't have to be perfect
A build too cool to miss:Mike's GreenhouseA great example:Joseph's Garden
All the soil info you'll ever need:
Redhawk's excellent soil-building series
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when you're going through hell, keep going!
“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” ― Desiderius Erasmus
Rachel Lindsay wrote:I want a food forest. I am probably never going to be able to afford to own land in the area I want to live, so I am going to "borrow" some land by setting up something on a family member's property. I am intent to put my energy into doing as much as I can with what I can access. I may not be able to "have" exactly the resources I want, but I will try and access them. and in the end that might work out to fulfill my goals just as well or better as owning it would be.
Lack of financial resources is very annoying and extremely discouraging, but with the opportunities available (here in the United states anyway), as long as a Permie has some clear goals, with enough work, scrounging, and networking I believe that given enough time, a lot or even most of these barriers can be surmounted. We have to really work hard not just want it really hard, though. Many people my age seem to have been trained to expect instant fixes, and to be able to own materials and resources, but good, old-fashioned borrowing of them, (and sharing them when we do have them!) is often a better way.
I am a book person, and I sacrifice other things so that I can buy books. I feel like I learn best from books, although videos are often free. It can be extremely expensive, but I thrift whenever I can, go to a used bookstore where I can trade my books for credit, and I buy new when publishers' websites are having promotions. I will probably never take a PDC because of the prices of those, but I believe I will be able to accomplish my goals for living with permaculture in spite of that.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What are you going to do now?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Goin straight Bob. I don’t know, get a job, find myself a gal.. or, I dunno what people do nowadays, build-a, uh, a barn maybe, paint the barn with the gal, put the gal in the barn, you know; American dream."
Rachel Lindsay wrote: I will probably never take a PDC because of the prices of those, but I believe I will be able to accomplish my goals for living with permaculture in spite of that.
Don't dream it - be it!
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