My copy has *just* arrived and I'll be working on a review as fast as I can. One thing I can say now though is that I wish I'd had this a few years ago when I was stuck indoors so much. I bought a copy of The Bountiful Container then and it just doesn't compare. I'll get reading now, and get that review done asap.
Location: Fort Campbell, KY with military Point Point Pleasant, WV Home
posted 4 years ago
Welcome! I couldn't have joined at a better time! I will b e paying attention to anything you say, as I have always loved growing my own veggies and am only able to do potted/pallet gardens do to being military. I cant wait to get my own land to be able to dig into the ground for what I want! I have had decent results but not as good as I want in pots, and I try to keep my "garden" as organic as possible; the only fertilizer that I use right now is Miracle Grow!
I was in your shoes a fortnight ago with my new book on eco-friendly sewage options. Your contribution sounds a tad more beautiful! I confess I've not read your book, so if your story is there in full, I'm going to run the risk of asking you to repeat yourself… How did you get into permaculture first? I find people's stories fascinating.
Really interested in seeing how 5 gallon buckets might be used for apartment balcony situations. Did some consulting with an inner city collective that were using them.
I've used similar but slightly smaller buckets to make self-watering containers -- I used florists' buckets as a place near me sells them at 10 for £1 which seemed moderately irresistible. I think anything like that can be a great container and even better if you can find a way to stack them to create a reservoir for watering.
Hi, Jp Learn and Steve Bentler, how about you wrote a reiview for the book you won. I twould be nice for us on permies.com to know what your impressiona re on the book. so why don't you write a review using the acorns scale for reviews. Write a review starting with: I giv ethis book ... out of 10 acorns, where you will give the book a number from 0 to 10 out of 10 acorns as your impression on the book. To know more about the acorns scale visit the thread on it at this link:
acorns scale for books