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A hello from France

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Location: Limoux, France
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Hey folks!

My name's Maxime but I tend to go by Pumpkinwaffle on the web. I'm an art student living in the south of France. I like to do many things but one thing I like most is learning.
I've always loved nature but now I've come to realise that I don't want to be living in a city. I'd much rather be surrounded by many plants and few persons than the opposite.

Luckily, I've come accros some absurdingly cheap land. I mean seriously, being able to afford land as a student seems so unreal at the moment.
It has a lot of charm but might be a bit of a challenge for a beginner. I won't go into much detail here as I'll open up a thread about it at some point.

While I do know a bit about plants, permaculture and sustainability, I do not yet think my knowlege scales to an actual piece of land. But thankfully my studies won't be over for another two years, which leaves me plenty of time to learn and get something going before even living there.

You probably won't see much of me until I've read threads and have more of plan to run by the expert roaming here.
Until then, folks.
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Location: Anjou ,France
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Bonjour Maxime
Ca Va ?
Do tell us more about this land

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Maxime Hababou
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Location: Limoux, France
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Heureux de voir que d'autres personnes en France sont sur ce forum.

It's nothing huge really but it's plenty enough to learn and practice what I need.
It's very close to Limoux, at the very beggining of the mountains between France and Spain. Maybe South of Carcassonne will give you a better idea. The land itself is pretty neat, I was told it used to be an orchard over 30 years ago however I haven't found signs of it (there are a couple a fig tree already in place).

So far it's pretty much a forest on a slope, south facing, with a couple of terraces already in place. There's a flat path going through it and that's about it. The vegetation is mostly composed of pine although some oaks are present, most of the trees are quite young and the soil already seems very forest like to me. Overall it's 3000m².

I didn't get to spend much time there as I'm still dealing with the whole financial aspect of things but I will return there soon enough to get to know more on the plants and soil conditions there. So far I plan on getting some huglekultur mounds on a terrace I've cleared, and have a small caravan attached to a greenhouse. That will hopefully be enough to put me until everything is in place.
My intent in the long run is to set up a food forest on most of the land.

As I'm studying 300kms away from my land it will be a bit of a slow start, I'm hoping to be able have a veggie patch in place by spring so I can spend the summer there with food.

Here's a lonely photo of it.
I really need to take more :]

I have to say I'm loving the slope and terraces, makes the place much more charming than a flat empty field.
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