Matt Faulkner wrote:Hello from Westfield! I was very happy to see a forum here for those of us that live in Indiana. We have a small suburban property (roughly .20 acres), but I have been informally studying Permaculture Design and Edible Food Forests and I've caught the bug. I've been gardening for several years now and love it. We have about 250 square feet of vegetable garden space, but this year we planted blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and three fruit trees (Stella Cherry; 4n1 Apple and a Peach). This fall we will be tilling up one whole side of our backyard so that I can plant an Almond tree, Plum Tree, Nectarine tree, two Pear trees (Bartlett and Asian) and two grapes around an arbor. I'm contemplating planting a mulberry tree and two sour cherry trees behind our fence as well. Next Spring, I will be planting some perennial vegetables (rhubarb, horseradish and asparagus) as well as all of the other shrubs (Nanking Cherry, Goumi and Currants) to go along with the Comfrey, herbs and wildflowers. I'll probably plant a few more blueberry bushes as well since my two girls love them! I built an herb spiral for my wife this summer and she is really looking forward to using it next spring. I'm very interested in learning more about any PDC courses here in Central Indiana as well as learning from all of you. While I will never give up my vegetable garden, I will be converting it to raised beds this fall and next spring as well as utilizing polyculture/companion planting techniques to hopefully create less work and more enjoyment for my family each year. I'm looking forward to attracting wildlife as well as beneficial insects to keep everything in balance. Please offer up any advice you have as I'm still new to this and I'll try to keep everyone updated on our progress while also uploading pictures as time allows.
Luke Groce wrote:I live in Louisville, KY. But I run a small farm across the river near New Albany. Anyone nearby?
Brad Cloutier wrote:
I guess I'll be the first to rep the northern part of the state. I'm a real greenhorn at this stuff but I'm in nonetheless. My family and I (7 in all) live in Portage and we are currently looking for some acreage here in the northwest part of the state. I would love to hookup with some locals to work together if needed. Would be nice to have some input from experienced permies also once we get our land.
Peace to you all and go Hoosiers!
Cori Cox wrote:Just moved onto 14 acres in SW Indiana (Spencer area). Not much going on yet other than working on housing and observation. We have a nearly complete tiny house that we'll be living in while we renovate the old cabin we're in right now. Won't be doing a whole lot of growing this first year (mostly building soil and doing some zone 1 stuff), but we lucked out a bit as a previous owner gave us a head start with a nice pond, a spring, and a small orchard.
Pax Greene wrote:Hi there from Indy! Looking for other Indiana permies/homesteaders and really interested in visiting/working to gain some knowledge/experience before we get our own little piece of heaven to work on. Anyone needing some help?
Jonathan Ward wrote:That looks awesome. Are you going to build a house on it or live somewhere close by?
What are your plans for the land?