Ben Zumeta wrote:Welcome Alberto! I want to give your questions some thought but also want to make sure you know people here want to help you succeed. I also would ask what you are interested in, what your feel you are good at, and what you think are unmet needs in your community? I think answering these questions is a good start to figuring out where you want to go. Even more than the other important questions of how much land and what resources (time, money, help from friends, compostable waste streams from your area) you have available. I wish you luck and am confident you will find great people to help you here.
David Livingston wrote:Welcome indeed Alberto
You are lucky that you have some land . That puts you ahead of the game for many people.
May I suggest you have a look at the land . Stuff like , what type of soil have you got ? What is growing there at the moment ? Where is the water ? Is it flat ? Any fruit trees ? Are you going to live on this land ? Lots of questions lots of decisions :-)
James Freyr wrote:Hey Alberto, welcome to permies! My suggestion is to read a few books on permaculture to gather an understanding of some of the principles, such as companion planting, using natural land contours to your advantage in water management, improving habitat to encourage beneficial insects and other wildlife, etc. I'd like to suggest books by Bill Mollison & Sepp Holzer to name a few, just to become familiar with techniques. Permaculture techniques can be applied almost anywhere on the globe, and what varies are the kinds of plants that thrive in your climate. I don't know anything about what grows in tropical Colombia, with the equator going through part of the country, but you and I can employ the same principles living in different regions, like making soil microbial inoculants from our native forest soils. Hope this helps!
Marcus vandell wrote:Welcome the the forum Albert..
My suggestion is to immerse yourself in your land and 'permaculture' .. What do I mean by that? Well....
All parcelas of land are unique unto themselves, as you are unique also. So, there isn't a 'one size fits all' answer.. Your questions are broad, and therefore the answers coming back to you are are reflecting that.
Let us know more specifics.. Like soil type, orientation, gradient, altitude, temperature varients, percipitation, what there is already growing, and what it is you want to do specfically etc..
'Permaculture'(from my perspective) is a wonderfully, massive, broad and complex topic, that all fits together through a unique symbiosis between the individuality of all the things listed above plus how you (the human) intergrate and communicate what you require..
Step by step, no rush, meditate, learn to ask the land itself, what is best, and learn to listen to the answers.
We are all learning everyday, and we are sharing our understandings as best we can.
Best regards and happy learning!
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