Craig Dobbelyu wrote:I'm on the "Midcoast". The closest town is Belfast (20 minutes away).
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:There are quite a few permie people here. There's a lot of young families that are all in the process of getting started. We're all spread out all over the place.
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:If there's anyone interested in learning, teaching, hanging out and actually DOING some permaculture stuff, I'm offering the space to do it. I've got about 7 acres of south facing hillside with lot's of little nuances that's waiting to be grand. I've reached a point where I'm limited in my time and ability and simply would like to gather some like minded folks to share in a design. Right now I'm just taking the pulse to see if there's any interest and who might be able to help with what.
I've spent quite a while getting to know the land and I have a good Idea as to what I want to do with it. I'm hoping to put together a core group of designers (I use the term very loosely) to get the ball rolling and hope to be bringing on more folks as we implement designs along the way. Ultimately I'd like this land to be a free-to-all teaching ground, but it's so far from that now it's hard to know how to get started on that path.
I'm by no means an expert on any one aspect of permaculture, though I do feel that I have a good enough grasp on most things to say that I "know" some permaculture stuff.
I'd like to say that I have any clue as to organize such a project but I really don't. I'm a thinker and a doer but not really an organizer. I know what I want but right now I can't do it all by myself. Time and money and all that.
Im looking for folks in every aspect of interest from building structures and ponds to designing wildlife spaces.
I don't have any prerequisites, only that you be serious about permaculture and like to have a good time doing it. Obviously, conventional agriculture folk need not apply.
Again, this is only just to get a feel if there's interest. I can't commit to anything yet as I have a family that comes first but it would be really great to try to make something of this place.
Got a skill?
Want to learn a skill?
Just wanna drink a beer with other permie people?
Reply here or with a PM to me. Let's see what happens.
To be clear, this is not a blank slate. There are gardens, swales, wild spaces, lots of wild edibles and fruit trees. We have chickens (120) and pigs (2) and hope to be adding other animals as things go on. There are raised garden beds on contour as well as hugelbeds, polyculture spaces, fodder spaces for animals and a paddock shift system as well.
Anyway... hoping this goes over well.
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:I also fail to get notifications when certain watched threads are updated.
Cj Verde wrote:
Makes getting in and out of the house challenging!
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:He figured out that all the people come and go from that door so he stays there to keep track of all of us.
Freddie Orcut wrote:Just wanted to say this thread is awesome!
I don't recall seeing any posts on cold frames and winter greenhouses. Do you use either of those things?
Freddie Orcut wrote:
Do you do any special winterizing for the ducks and chickens? My plan is to just block the wind and have a bunch of hay for them to cuddle up into. I have 1 duck who lost his 2 girls this summer and he will be moving in with the chickens come winter.