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I own and operate a nursery in NYS called Edible Acres ( http://www.edibleacres.org ). I strive to make it as fully permaculture oriented as possible, in part by providing a wide range of common and also harder to find permaculture staple plants, but also in the ethics in how I operate. I'm a big fan of the informal permaculture principle of 'go home and go small' (my mantra) and try to offer plants at reasonable prices to get people going. I'd love to get feedback from folks on what kinds of plants they'd like to see offered or any changes to what I do offer (prices, layout, options, etc). I'm hoping over time to develop an incredibly wide range of plants so people can design full Forest Garden concepts and be able to source all the 7 layers from one nursery...

Maybe folks can check out the website and let me know what you think? How can I make things better to serve y'all!?

 
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Wonderful!

 
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Sean was one of my PDC teachers in 2013. He has a great respect for the plants and what they need to thrive.
There are two many lessons I learned from Sean. One was the proper and safe use of hand tools. Making sure you understand the ergonomics, correct posture and safety procedures reduce injuries and make many tools a joy to use. The other really important lesson is you don't need a bunch of expensive to apply permaculture. With time, creativity and plenty of hard work you can develop a life style, food forest, businesses with little money and good relationships to achieve a high quality of life that is inline with your values. My husband and I are always stepping back and rethinking our ideas to find a better way to get stuff done and Sean's teachings have been a huge influence on that shift in thinking.


I am excited to see you are shipping plants now. I will be ordering some plants later this year once I figure out where I am going to put them.


 
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I would like to see all the plants you have in that amazing food forest of yours posted on your website and made available.
I'd also like to know what type of bamboo you are growing.

Looking forward to all the seaberry varieties you are propagating.
 
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Comments on website:

You only list one zone for each plant in the "Hardiness" field. I would appreciate a range of zones.
On at least one plant description (air potato), you refer to planting "right now in the fall". You might want to either remove all references to season, or update a few times a year.

In terms of additional plants, I'll be in the market for sunchokes, goumi, and maybe some oca in about a month.

I wish you a lot of success!
 
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I have watched most of your videos on YouTube, and some I rewatch several times. I love your layout of your Permaculture gardening. I also changing slowly to Permaculture. You have some plants I am interested in , I wish you much success.
 
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Sean, I love your videos and everything you're doing with Edible Acres.  I wish I didn't have to log in to YouTube to leave comments.  With some of your experiments, feel free to post them on Permies.com and we can give you ideas or support.  Plus we can find out how things are working out a month after the camera is turned off.
 
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Hey, if anyone has purchased from Sean and would like to review Edible Acres, please add a review post to this thread.  Be sure to start it with the magic words "I give this nursery X out of 10 acorns" and then go on to say how your experience was.  Once we have a review I'll add it to the Official Permies Seed and Plant Supplier Review Grid
 
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Without a doubt my favorite channel on YouTube.  Bravo.
 
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I love your videos and there are a few plants on your site that I hope to get someday. Not easy since you're often out of stock in one thing or another (understandable) and I like to buy things all at once to save on shipping. Thimbleberries seem to be consistently out, or maybe I just check at the wrong time of year, but they're my favorite fruit and I have a spot on my plot reserved for them, so that's definitely one I'm hoping to get at some point.
 
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