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Starting a permaculture project outside Flagstaff Arizona

 
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Hi,  

I have not posted here before - but I have creepily stalked the forums for a while now gleaning information about Permaculture since I took my PDC a year ago  

I am in the process of acquiring a 10 acre property 30 minutes outside of Flagstaff to remediate using permaculture principles and design.  I intend to use the property as a retreat center where people can escape the rat race and see/learn about living a simpler and more sustainable life.  There is a dearth of knowledge in the community about practicing permaculture at high altitude, windy, semi-arid landscape.  Most people I talk to are clueless about how to even get their apples producing regularly (Flagstaff is zone 6-7).  Hopefully my project will help to show and inspire people in this area to grow more food in a sustainable and resilient way!  The local community is fairly conservation-minded and there is a sizable community of "bunker preppers" an hour away.  This should be an area where the message and benefits of permaculture "take root".  Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!

oh, and I started a (pretty unpolished) video collection exploring permaculture - in the future, this will morph into a "walkthrough" of developing a permaculture property with natural buildings.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw2syEwqHwdmBicE9LN_AcXeroOPAMxtI

Thanks everyone! Looking to get more involved moving forward!

Scott
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Howdy Scott, welcome to permies!
I added this thread to the projects forum so we can all follow along as you post your progress.
 
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Thanks!  Loaded another video to the youtube channel today and I found out that I will close on the property next week!  Now I just have to get everything squared away with the "department of making you sad"  luckily just having to work with the county - so hopefully it will not be too much of a headache.  I am going to be getting into the brass tacks of everything that I am having to do to turn this piece of land that was used for dumping metal and glass into a permaculture playground

Based on what I heard in Paul's DVD I am considering doing all of the trees from seed - so patience will be a virtue I guess...
 
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