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!
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...