• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Palatka, Florida Permie club

 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Looking to connect with other Permaculture and nature loving farms surrounding the Palatka area. I have 2 acres in the town of Bardin off Songbird Rd. And finished the house, well etc. Ready for composting and turning sugar sand into soil. We are helping wildlife, building bat boxes, bees, etc. Want to connect, trade, start a group of netwrokers. I am an artist as well. Please write back, your new friend. Miketurnerart@gmail.com Facebook
 
Annie Lochte
Posts: 41
chicken forest garden goat
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Michael! I'm over here in Ocklawaha (closer to moss bluff) and have 3 acres. Lots of edible landscraping planted about and some small livestock and using the manure an oak leaves to try an make sand into soil....  It's a slow process but I'm working at it!
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Annie, thabk you for replying and reaching outto this post. Your only an hour away. Let's keep in touch. Im really into collecting unusual plants so im sure i will have some to trade with you. I feel a lot of Permies want to connect especially newbies like myself. This is a great site and i praise the people who started Permies.com I have the same sugar sand and mostly oak leaves covering the ground. I did read that oak leaves let out an acid to stop other trees from growing under them? Im sure they will break down and be good compost. I was told by a beighbor not to let black oak grow because it has 10 times the acid in the leaves We plan to do a lot of projects on our farm even growing seaweed in a salt water pond. My father does this already in Miami but may move with us to help.☺ happy that you wrote.
 
Brad Ekret
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi everyone. We moved here from NJ. Just learning about Permaculture. Have an acre and half and buying surrounding land.  Right now I am doing with what I have to create Hugel mounds, trying to connect with others, and learn as much as I can.  We are north of Palatka off of West River rd. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Brad, sounds like a good start. I am going to be bringing a lot of plants with me and will have a lot to give away and trade. I currently get a lot of Moringa from Fort Lauderdale from people who need help trimming them. Let's keep in touch and i will help any way i can especially with plants, cuttings' seeds etc.
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Florida Permies zone 9a. People will find each other as they do tgrough the energy they emmit out into the universe. I found a list of surrounding cities of where my farm is for Putnam county. If i left any out please add it. I figure the google searches will bring us together slowly as it helped me find Permies in general. Here it goes. Bardin, Crescent city, East Orange, East Palatka, Palatka, Interlachen, Florahome, Fruit land, George Town, Hollister, Hungtington, Lake Como, Melrose, Orange Mills, Pomona Park, San Mateo, Sat Suma, Welaka. If i mispelled or left anyone one please post. If you are from any of these areas or even further please post so we can all connect. If you have suggestions on events or anywhere some of of new Permies can connect please post. There are about 10 other Permies that i have me that do not do online but would love to know about events so i am going to be there messennger. Thanks for reading. Cheers
 
Tristan Alexander
Posts: 11
Location: Panama City, Florida, USA
bee forest garden fungi
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey guys. I'm doing food forest stuffs at my folks 1 acre in Panama city. Not too close but I'll be around Gainesville early 2017 looking for permaculture work trade and exchange. We should all meet up some time together.
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome all. Welcome Tristan. Im happy this positive energy is bringing us together. There are more and more people im finding with land and want to get together as well. We just have to stay in touch till that day. Most are newbies like myself and just starting but there are some established Permies with big projects that we can all learn from. There was recently a Permaculture Convergence in Central Fl. Im sire it will pop up in google. There is a lot going on in Gainesville and i do plan to do a lot with my art there so let me know when you are there. Your definitely welcome to my place though we are in the very beginning stages with the property we have of 2 acres but for the most part it is moving along fast. Good to hear from you. My FB page is under miketurnerart@gmail.com
 
Michael Hoffman
Posts: 1
Location: Keystone Heights, FL
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello, my name is Michael; my wife and I recently purchased 5 acres of land in rural Keystone Heights Florida. The property came with a septic tank, a well without a pump, and a power pole with out service. The front acre is mostly cleared while the other four are slightly wooded and slope down to a creek bed. Depending on which route you take it is a rough and bumpy 15 minutes drive to the closest paved road, it is hard to get a signal on my phone, and I love it.

A cabin shell is going to be placed on the land in January to make into a nice little home for us and our 5 kids. We plan on doing some market gardening and growing medicinal herbs using permaculture techniques.

I am looking for some like minded people that want to get into the offgrid, eco-village, communal lifestyle and build something great. So if you have yurt, tiny house, camper, rv, or just a tent and are looking to do something different with your life drop me a line.

Part of my plan is also to document this experience for a Youtube / webcast show. Two of my cousins and my brother in law make documentary films so I will have lots of help.

The property is about 50 minutes from Jacksonville, Gainesville, and St. Augustine and is located between Goldhead State Park and Belmore State Forest.
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Michael Hoffman, i have found that this great site here is great for finding lile minded people. Hope everyone continues to check in and make contack with each other. I would love to see your place sometime. I am all about building earth and eco housing and love that more and more communities are popping up. I got chosw my land accidentally as in my brother wanted to be close to Saint Augustine. I had Naples on my mind close to the Keys. Either way we arw happy with what we got though we are looking into other areas to invest in for future community since. Would love for all our neighbors to be networking and sharing Permaculture farms. Keystone Heights is apx 32 mins close. My place is ready living wise i just need to find a nearby job and move there. My wife and kids live there now and i have to keep my job in Fort Lauderdale till atleast the end of February. I will keep in touch for sure. If there are pics and videos let us know. I hope everyone says hello to each other. There are more and more of us out there. We just need to find each other. 😉
 
Tristan Alexander
Posts: 11
Location: Panama City, Florida, USA
bee forest garden fungi
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Micheal(s)! I wanted to let you guys know that I will be at the Sacred Water Camp in Live Oak, a camp for protesting and raising awareness for the Sabal Trail Pipeline thats blazing a nasty natural gas threat to our precious Florida aquifer. I would love to come stay with one of you a day or few in mid-late Jan possibly and brainstorm, talk about ideas, help exchange plant cuttings/seeds, etc. Let me know if you want to meet up. I can catch rides to Gainesville occasionally when im back at camp. Ill be there Sunday. You guys should come out, too!
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Tristan, sorry i didn't see this earlier. I have been concentrating on my new job at Ravine Gardens and have also just moved to Palatka. In the future when i grow some privacy hedges and a jungle edible forest i will have several yurts in the gardens for visitors. I have two trailers of family member besides my doublewide who are looking for land to buy in the area. I hope the protest went well. I have some frineds in town who went.
 
Brad Ekret
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For some reason I have not seen the recent posts in the group hello Michael Hoffman and Tristan. Lets keep the momentum up and keep connecting We are in the process of having a second home built for people to live in and building a yoga ashram perma community.I'll post my site when its up and running.
 
Sarah Vitale
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Tiny Homeowners in FL,

I am working on purchasing my first tiny home and I am looking for options of where to park it in Florida. I currently live in Tallahassee but am interested in moving. I work remotely from home and would be able to provide cash for rent and a portion of electricity and water. The home is beautiful, approx. 130 s.f., and looks like a tiny cabin. Please connect with me if you have space available or are involved in the tiny house movement in Florida.

Thank you!

Sarah
 
Michael Turner
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Sarah i love the tiny homes idea. I may build some myself when the kids get older. Connect with others here from the olderand reachbout to them. I think you should tell Brad what your doing. I have learned there is a lit of abandonded property in Palatka and you should look into tax deed sales for any county. I would buy something that the impact fee was already paid for. I could have baught my 2 acres for $6,400. With a well and a septic but i didn't know about tax deed and baught it from a flipper for $10,000. Still we thought was an ok deal. There is cheap rural  land out there but you never know you may even find one cheap with a power pole and a fence as well. I had to change out my power pole because Putnam county changed the size requirement and i had to go bigger. There were a lot of surprises. If i have another change to buy another land i hope to find one surrounded by Permies. We are really spread out because we look for land blindly. Stick with your community. I would have been better off going to local Permaculture clubs first and fi ding out where they are. Many other people have the same idea. Alex Ojeida says there is a 1000 acre eco community project going on in Georgia. Check him out on my fb page miketurnerart@gmail.com let us all know what and where you are looking. Im alone out here but i have my family and trees. We may rent this out eventually and join abig community. Still we are going forward like we are planning to live here forever.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!