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CT and possibly New England meet up crews?

 
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I have yet to be accepted to that Facebook group
 
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Me too.
 
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Last year, I started a permaculture farm in Canton, CT.
24 acres on the west and south terraced slopes of a hill -- 700 to 400 ft elevation.
I cut the first 2.25 acres, cut contour swales and built up hugelcutur berms with the slash.
I planted an array of fruit trees in the berms: 16 varieties of apple, a bunch of pear, peach, plum, cherry, and apricot.
Lots of projects to go. This coming year:
the portable swing mill arrives to mill the logs I felled into dimensional lumber and timbers for a timber frame barn
digging the foundation pilings for the barn and the joinery for the timbers
several hundred berry plants and nut trees
chicken tractors
a wofati greenhouse dug into the hill

This spring, I'd like to start coming to your meetings in Bethel.
Jeffrey Pardo
Abi Gezunt Farm
 
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WOW! You are living the dream!
 
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Hey Jeffrey, I'd love to pick your brain sometime. I live quite close to you, and may have some similar issues in the future.
 
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Jeffrey, I saw an article about your farm last year. I live in Bristol. I'm willing to provide a free hand if you have any projects that require grunt work. I'm serious. I'd like to get my hands dirty. Just PM me if you have some weekend project next year and need a hand. Regards Aaron
 
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I am a member of a permaculture/sustainable agriculture collective in western CT called A New Hope Collective, and our farming operation is called A New Hope Farm. Currently, we use several plots of land owned by friends and family to grow produce and raise some chickens because we cannot afford a central location of land in western CT... Our goal is to create a communal farm in the Northwestern part of the state. If anyone is interested in coming to one of our monthly meetings or organizing a meeting you can message me or email me at Rfin12@gmail.com.
 
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Off, topic and we do not mean to impose... But thought you all would be interested and/or have suggestions....

Need: Local, Intentional, Produce

Small non-profit intentional cafe in Bridgeport, CT, is seeking beyond organic farm products.
Open to any product offers, but particularly interested in produce, and in eating with the seasons.
We would like to support local and smaller farms, and understand the value of their time and product.
We would like to build a number of relationships, and no farm or product offer is too small.
Logistically, we would like travel time to be no more than an hour, and if the farm already had an infrastructure that could
facilitate produce availability in Bridgeport, all the better.




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Thomm Bombadil wrote:Off, topic and we do not mean to impose... But thought you all would be interested and/or have suggestions....

Need: Local, Intentional, Produce

Small non-profit intentional cafe in Bridgeport, CT, is seeking beyond organic farm products.
Open to any product offers, but particularly interested in produce, and in eating with the seasons.
We would like to support local and smaller farms, and understand the value of their time and product.
We would like to build a number of relationships, and no farm or product offer is too small.
Logistically, we would like travel time to be no more than an hour, and if the farm already had an infrastructure that could
facilitate produce availability in Bridgeport, all the better.




Permaculture Homestead for Sale in NY Catskill Mountains



Thanks Thomm, sounds like an awesome resource. Although I certainly will not grow enough food to sell, I will keep you in mind and try to get the word out.


To anyone who is interested in attending the Western Connecticut Permaculture Meetup: We will be meeting Wednesday March 11th at Empire Szechuan in Bethel, CT. Here is a link to the facebook page
 
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Hi folks!

Do you know about these cool classes from Woodbury FFA? http://www.woodburyffa.org/about/our-ag-program/adult-education/

There are a lot of cool looking courses in there, and the registration fees are pretty cheap. I signed up for the masonry course and it was $30. You don't have to be a resident either. it's open to everyone.
 
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@Jeffrey Pardo & Abi Gezunt Farm

Hi Jeff,

I read about you back in '13 when I first started looking into permaculture in the area. I was happy to see your post on here. I'm currently in Danbury and working this season on a farm in Ridgefield, but my family is in New Hartford, and I'll likely be moving there in the fall. I'd love the chance to meet you and see what you're doing. Maybe you need some help? If this reaches you and you'd like to get in touch, email me. buggpuppy18@gmail.com

Best,
Hillary
 
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Attn: NWCT my wife and I are talking about running a Permaculture Designer's Manual "bible study" or "book club" where we meet regularly to discuss each section of the book. We'll probably do it over winter. We are going to do it regardless of outside interest but would like to share.

Full dusclosure: we are academics and will likely take a somewhat academic approach but we're not stuffy booknerds or whitebeards.
 
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Time to necro this thread!  Hey guys!  Ive been pretty busy doing things not on the computer these days and working to move my family and property forward.  along with being back in school (college), but I would like to try reaching out again.  To those of you gals and guys doin great stuff in CT - keep it up!  I would also like to send apologies to those I have lost contact with from this thread and others.  But would also like to extend an invitation to join the club my wife has been running.  It is free to be a part of and is all about homesteading/permaculture in CT.  We have been successful in putting on workshops in tree grafting, mushroom growing, soil health,  sharing ideas, and recently we went together to Eric Toensmeiers food forest.  Up next is a special event for children of the homestead.  Anyway, if you would like to get out and be active and share your knowledge and gain knowledge from others please consider messaging me or checking out our FB group.

CT Homesteaders Club

Hope to see/talk to you guys soon!

-Earl-
 
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