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Waylon Breaux
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Location: Campti, LA, Natchitoches Parish, Zone 8
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Hello all!  I'm in central Louisiana (Campti, Natchitoches Parish).  I work for a non-profit and want to incorporate permaculture techniques into the sustainable agriculture demonstration farm that we are building literally from the ground up.  If there's anyone in Louisiana that has tips and tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, feel free to contact me.  We'd love to pick you brain and compare notes. 
 
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Howdy Waylon, welcome to permies! I don't know anything about your area but maybe if you could tell us more about what ya'll are planning we could get a conversation going.
 
Waylon Breaux
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Waylon, welcome to permies! I don't know anything about your area but maybe if you could tell us more about what ya'll are planning we could get a conversation going.


Thanks for the reply!  The land we're on is 25 acres of hilly land that USED to be a family farm over 50 years ago.  It's covered with regrowth forest and brush, because it was logged out some time ago.  Hill land in this area is acidic and sandy.  Our soil test said we have a ph of 5.2! O_o  It's basically poor soil that we have to amend heavily with anything we can get our hands on, which is mostly manure and our home made compost.  We have three high tunnels, thanks to a program from the National Resources Conservation Service.  We are growing vegetables and we also have a small herd (14) of goats that are helping us out with the brush clearing.   We'd like this farm to be a way for others to learn how to grow their own food and be able to support themselves.  That's it in a nutshell. Thanks for the warm welcome!
 
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