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Lorenzo Costa
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This week Shawn Jadrnicek will be joining us to talk about permaculture design, stacking functions, in short: bio-integration.

There are four copies of his book, The bio-integrated farm up for grabs.


Shawn will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the permaculture forum, could be selected to win.

For particulars about our promotions, and learn how to win, click here


The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.


Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Shawn and make him feel welcome!
 
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Welcome Shawn. Good to have you here.

I'm looking forward to reading your book. Lorenzo's review says your book talks about water and incorporating it into the design (among other things). Water is something I'm very interested in lately. I'm working on improving a field (formerly chicken pasture) that is very well drained (glacial till) ridge. On a normal year, we have no rain from May 1st through the middle of Oct. So I'm looking for inspiration and ideas on how to grow things there without irrigation. I'm also very curious how I can improve the soil without importing compost or anything from outside the field. Is your book the kind of resource that can help with this?
 
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Thank you, Shawn. I think this is such an important topic!
 
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Welcome to the forum Shawn. I read Katie Shepherd's review in the new Permaculture Magazine! Looks amazing. Happy Growing
 
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Hi Shawn
I read a review about your book and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Interesting to hear you are working at Clemson.
I got my degree in horticulture there back in 1990 and spent some time working in the botanical garden.
Now I'm gardening down in southern Chile and just starting to design our little farm so your book will be really helpful right now!
Ciao from Chile!
 
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Hi Shawn, I would very much enjoy reading your book. We have 13 (mostly forested) acres in the White Mountains of NH. The entire south border of the property is water. It looks like it was a brook at one time, but I think the beavers have damned it up somewhere and now the water is not moving that I can see. I'd love ideas for how to incorporated this into a permaculture system. Thanks.
 
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Hi all, great to be a part of your group. I've learned so much reading through the forums. I wish I would have found this resource sooner.

Hi Ranson,

The book has some good ideas on catching, storing and using water and might help you find ways to use the water you get when it's wet during the dry times. As far as building soil in pasture I would go with keyline plowing then sowing to cover crops (and adding lime, P and K if you need it) before the rain hits in October. The rip lines will maximize water absorption and disturb the soil enough for good cover crop germination. To avoid the expense of a keyline plow I use the scarifiers on a box scraper and go about 2 inches deep. If you have a chisel plow, that would also probably work well if you only go a few inches deep.

Hi Josephine,

Beaver dams are viewed as a curse by some and as the creator of beautiful wetlands by others. It may be large enough to grow some fish for recreational activities if stocked or maybe duck hunting or raising ducks for eggs or meat. If you excluded the beavers and removed the dam the flooding probably killed a large area of trees and once drained the open area may support fruit trees or other full sun plants. It probably has a thick layer of silt or rich soil on the bottom.

 
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I really would like to thank Shawn for his time on the forums this week, it has been a pleasure to host this promotion, and I know for sure you'll hang around and keep on contributing.
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 4 winners.


Laurie Branson

Todd Parr

Matthew Nistico

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Tyler Ludens

Congratulations Laurie, Todd, Matthew and Tyler!!!

I've sent you an email send me your snail mail address within 24 hrs
 
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Lorenzo Costa wrote:So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 4 winners.


Laurie Branson

Todd Parrs

Matthew Nistico

and

Tyler Ludens

Congratulations Laurie, Todd, Mathew and Tyler!!!

I've sent you an email send me your snail mail address within 24 hrs



CONGRATULATIONS guys!
 
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When should I expect my book to arrive?

 
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Hooray!  Book arrived!
 
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