Briannon English wrote:Just wanted to add our names to this list. We are in Ann Arbor, but absolutely IN LOVE with the entire state. Currently hoping to find more like minded people. We love everything permaculture, and wish at this time in our lives it was more accessible to us. We currently live in the downtown area, while my husband is finishing his Master's in Geographic Information Systems. Cannot wait to be at a place in our lives where we can once again(we once owned a farm) grow LOTS of food and have lots of animals. Would love to meet more people like us.
-Bree & Brett
Katy Rose wrote:
Renee, we're practically neighbors! What are you up to over in Belleville? Any projects planned or underway?
Katy Rose wrote:Peter, that sounds incredibly exciting! Does the land have any existing structures, or are you starting with a blank slate? I hope you'll keep us posted--I'd love to hear more about your plans!
Katy Rose wrote:Gah, yes, it's been desperately dry--up until the past couple days! And now we're getting so much rain so fast that it's just running off the dry, parched land in rivers. Sigh. Better than nothing, though!
I wonder if you could tap your maple?? I've heard they are real water hogs, though, and send out lots of shallow roots, so that will make things tough for you as far as planting underneath it. You could remove it of course, but it's always a bummer to take down a healthy tree. We had a bunch of dead and dying trees (mostly elms) removed earlier this year--it is amazing the difference it made in opening things up, but I would have had a hard time doing it if they were all healthy!
Per Erik Torske wrote:I know a lot of the responses in this post are old, but I thought I'd see if there's still a heartbeat out there somewhere!
My name is Erik, and I currently live just south of Flint (but will likely be moving soon). Over the past few months since I've moved back from Oregon, I've just started to get my feet wet with the sustainability world. Now I'm growing plants in the kitchen, mushrooms in the basement and composting in the garage! I'm looking for more people around the state who are interested in meeting up, attending classes and maybe even want some help on their farm (I love to work outdoors). Also, anyone interested / part of the local tribes and anti-pipeline stuff I'd love to hear more from. I'm about to start an apprenticeship readiness program for plumbing so in the meantime I have quite a bit of free time and would love to make and meet some new friends.
Awesome thread to read about and even see a few of the projects ya'll have been working on! It looks like satisfying work!