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Destiny Hagest
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So in addition to working for Paul here at Permies, I like to diversify my income with a little freelance writing on the side. I've recently started writing for magazines, and have been working with the editor of Farm and Ranch magazine to write an article for them. I'll be covering polyculture, which I think is just an awesome topic for this kind of publication!

What I need is to talk to people that are really practicing this on a scale larger than backyard gardening - who is producing food with polyculture, and in amounts that they can sell?

I'm going to comb the forums to start weeding people out to contact, but in the mean time, if you or anyone you know falls into this category, drop me a line here - I may just feature you and your operation in this article! I'll want to interview you, and we'll also need images of your garden at work (obviously, these will probably be from this past summer, since the growing season is over for many of us).

I have a lot of time to work on this, but sure as I say that, time will slip away, so I'd like to get a jump on gathering people together for it.

So is anyone up for this? This magazine reaches about 400,000 readers every month - I feel like getting an article about polyculture in there is huge, and I'd love for others to be a part of it!
 
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My method of practicing "polyculture" is to not be too worried about growing a lot of weeds right along-side my crop: Especially if those weeds are edible, such as amaranth or lambsquarters. I harvest both of them to take to the farmer's market. Some people actually know what they are, and how to use them.

 
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Joseph Lofthouse wrote:

My method of practicing "polyculture" is to not be too worried about growing a lot of weeds right along-side my crop: Especially if those weeds are edible, such as amaranth or lambsquarters. I harvest both of them to take to the farmer's market. Some people actually know what they are, and how to use them.



Joseph, you're actually on my list of people to talk to, because in my opinion, weeds definitely count (especially since you're harvesting them). I'll be in touch
 
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