Hi to everyone from the woods of central FL! I come from an old timey farming/ranching family and have a deep abiding love for plants and nature. I grew up in the swamps and woods out here (think Florida Cracker) on family land that was once farmed and home to old groves and now is primarily wooded and pastureland for cattle. The land has been in my family for well over a hundred years-so in my lifetime I have been able to watch the land in various cycles of growth and decay and have learned a lot just from that.
My kids and husband and I now live on 4 acres not too far from the family land and are turning our beautiful 'new to us' place into a food forest with some gardens throughout. I guess I have always been the gardener that tucked too many plants too close together or utilized the natural flow of the land (my grandfather was sort of doing that as I look back) and I didn't realize that what I was doing was food foresty/permaculture-ish. SO now I am learning all I can.
I think one of the things that is so lovely for me is having a philosophy that utilizes the 'native' species of plants out here that I am so used to and comfortable with. Florida has an amazing variety of edibles.
Now that you know more about me than you ever wanted to know! It's lovely to be here. *waves*