obviously not all the staff could come.. but there were a few of us that got to go up to wheaton labs for a few days and gather together with all the other gappers and ants and it was an incredibly beautiful experience to be around so many SUUUPER smart people.. i am so in the learning phase of my life and permaculture journey so i just asked millions of questions and feel so grateful to absorb their knowledge.
(yeah i realize the pictures are not upright, but i don't have time to fix it now.) sorry! enjoy!
all of the permies staff that came (john, julia, paul, burra, jocelyn, and me) in front of the giant hugelberm at base camp.
pork roast the first night (not the greatest pic, from my iphone)
my quarters for the duration of the trip. (it was fabulously luxurious)
I am curious what plants Kelly Ware brought up to Wheaton labs, and if there was good rhyme or reason to the plants. Basically, I am interested to know what is being planted in the cold and dry conditions there, as it is very similar to where we are in the rain shadow of the cascades in washington.
If there was no particular rhyme or reason to the plants, then this questions may not be answerable.
There were also many American persimmon seedlings, a couple of pear trees, Jonagold, crabapples, and lilacs. It will be interesting to see how many survive in a few years. Thanks for not being to harsh on my "painting" Cassie.
Andrew, I'd say there was no particular rhyme or reason to the plants. Kelly just showed up with a van full of plants, both obviously dug up out of the soil and bare root things that apparently came from a nursery.