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Chai Nelson
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We have been working on turning our traditional lawn front yard and back yard into pernaculture garden! And now, we are looking for help to hire to continue and perfect our projects! Please refer if you know someone who maybe interested!

We have gotten rid of all the lawn and turn it into mix low growing herbs! No more sprinkler in the case woohoo!
We used cardboard to control the weeds, and doing the no till method with organic compost!
Our back yard has lots of fruit tree and wild flowers growing together!

Please leave information if you or know someone who might be interested! Hopefully this will help bring pernaculture in the urban house!
 
Jeff Rash
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Just curious, how did the project in Temecula turn out? Use to live there and went through the insane building boom, lol. I remember when the first Stater Bros (chain grocery store) came to town! On my god, you would have thought the President of the USA was opening the store himself. Now it's as bad as a miniature LA, lol. So did this work out for you?

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Chai Nelson
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We are still looking for permaculture people at Temecula to help complete more projects! Do you have any connection to people at our area?
So far so good with all the project we are doing. We didn't get trouble from growing non-lawn style front yard, we just keep all he herbs low and from far it looks like green lawn ( dark green though ) and it smells delight! The neighbors are actually showing interest in our projects and would love to do the same. We save a big amount of water and water bills. And it is a lot more easy maintenance than lawn, not much mowing and peppermint fights the weeds because it's as aggressive! The rest of the projects are mostly in the backyard, so so far so good! We just need more hands to complete and continue more ideas to implement!
I have heard about the pain of dealing with the code house, we are aware and trying to give them the "look" they want, but hopefully the way of doing things can get creative as the way we like.
 
Jeff Rash
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Hello Chai,

I have not lived in the region for going on 15 years now. My rat just decided one day that he no longer wanted to race. Plus I really wanted a true country life, meaning land and housing I could actually afford. Temecula is beautiful, I love the wineries and the lifestyle, the old downtown section and the modern malls, but it all became just too crazy for me.

One thing you might could do is place ads on permaculture sites like this one. They are usually really cheap, like $50 or less and run for a month or more. Explain that you are willing to trade experience and knowledge for labor. You might get some people that take a vacation in Temecula and will help out for a few days!

One other thing I would do, contact the Fallbrook CA. Village News. I know the Editor there, (use to work for her) and Fallbrook is sort of a permaculture enclave in many ways. It's only 30 minutes away and people from Fallbrook shop and work in Temecula anyway. Put an ad in their classifieds mentioning the labor exchange for knowledge and I would not be surprised if you get some bites. Village News has a sister paper in Temecula too, so you might want the same classified in both.

Also, I know the local High School has a "Press Department" that does features on the Village News and the Sister Newspaper's website. If you mention your unique situation, they might send a film crew out! They are always looking for interesting stuff to put on the websites.

Lastly, if you are lucky, Julie Reeder might answer the phone, though these days she has "minions" that do that. (She is the Editor\Owner, but you never know.) I have not worked there in forever, but you can always try to open a door with my name. She will remember me, but most likely everyone else I worked with is gone. Kay might still be on the phones too. If she is, she will remember me too.

I will shoot Julie an email if you like and let her know about the unique situation you have. What's you contact info? You can PM it to me or send it to 1ylekiot@gmail.com

Jeff
 
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