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I figure we are rockies, right? lol

So where are the Wyoming people at??? I figure this wind and what not make us slightly unique.
 
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Hi Danielle,
I'm recently relocated (returned) to Utah, but a good friend I have here has a second home in Pinedale, WY. He's an avid gardener, though permaculture is new to him. I know he has success with rhubarb and garlic in Pinedale, but I don't know what else he has tried or succeeded with. I'll talk to him more about it. If you're zone 5 then you're not in Pinedale, as it's zone 3, so I'm sure you have a larger species palette than he does, but I'd imagine you have many similarities.
In my limited experience with Wyoming, the wind is definitely the defining characteristic! If I were working on a project up there breaking the wind would be high on my design priority list for sure. I'd probably be thinking in terms of big berms and crater gardens (assuming a certain scale and equipment availability).
 
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Hi Danielle, I have an 18 acre farm and plant nursery just west of Casper. Lived here a little over 14 years. I do permaculture / intentional landscape design, growing most of the plant stock right here. And yes, we are considered a part of the Rockies, but elevation and soils really determine what works and those can change in a matter of linear feet. The majority of my design work is in windbreaks and hedgerows so that folks can then create food / flower gardens in the protected areas. Where are you? I know of a couple of other permies here who I met taking courses online. Right now it's 3 degrees below over here; with a slight breeze the windchill is bad. Cows have moved into the loafing shed for the night, poor babies. Stay warm and let me know what you are up to .
 
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Beatrice Pax wrote:Hi Danielle, I have an 18 acre farm and plant nursery just west of Casper. Lived here a little over 14 years. I do permaculture / intentional landscape design, growing most of the plant stock right here. And yes, we are considered a part of the Rockies, but elevation and soils really determine what works and those can change in a matter of linear feet. The majority of my design work is in windbreaks and hedgerows so that folks can then create food / flower gardens in the protected areas. Where are you? I know of a couple of other permies here who I met taking courses online. Right now it's 3 degrees below over here; with a slight breeze the windchill is bad. Cows have moved into the loafing shed for the night, poor babies. Stay warm and let me know what you are up to .



Hello Beatrice! I'm east of Cheyenne, in the Burns area. We are right on the cusp between zones 4 and 5. I was born and raised in Cheyenne so this is life, though I've only lived country for 6 years and just started permaculture this year. It's exciting! And yes, it's all about that wind isn't it. I lay in bed last week when the winds were howling like hounds from hell, thinking about my trees and doing my absolute best not to be stupid and go out there to check on them. I've had chickens blow away. We've had roofs blow off and on and on. It's so very fun. I keep telling people I'd leave but I've got Stockholm syndrome and think I actually like this place.

So you have a nursery license. Was that very hard to get? I was looking through the rules and forums just a few weeks ago. I tell ya, the government is going to fee me to death!

I haven't taken any classes yet, though I would like to eventually. It's very hard to find the time with all of my other obligations. I have struggled with finding concepts that work for us. I don't have any slope, the wind is a huge issue, water is an issue, snow storms in May are an issue. Our climate is an issue. So I'm doing a variety of experiments and what works I'll keep doing.
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Here is my place in Wyoming'

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Your land is beautiful!!!
 
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Derrick Gunther wrote:Hi Danielle,
I'm recently relocated (returned) to Utah, but a good friend I have here has a second home in Pinedale, WY. He's an avid gardener, though permaculture is new to him. I know he has success with rhubarb and garlic in Pinedale, but I don't know what else he has tried or succeeded with. I'll talk to him more about it. If you're zone 5 then you're not in Pinedale, as it's zone 3, so I'm sure you have a larger species palette than he does, but I'd imagine you have many similarities.
In my limited experience with Wyoming, the wind is definitely the defining characteristic! If I were working on a project up there breaking the wind would be high on my design priority list for sure. I'd probably be thinking in terms of big berms and crater gardens (assuming a certain scale and equipment availability).



Hello! Berms have happened but our property came with an established wind break/tree line. I'll invest more in it as I get further from the tree line but right now I have a fair wind break. Fair because there isn't a whole lot you can do to break up these winds.
 
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