My name is Jahn, I'm the head gardener at Nourish Sequim, a farm-to-table on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I'm into carbon/myccorhizae gardening, exploiting comfrey, and exploring natural garden alchemy. I've been a gardening loner for a long time, so it's nice to be amongst kindred spirits. :)
Welcome to Permies, Jahn. There are lots of us gardening loners here, so you should fit right in.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
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