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Anyone in Minnesota?

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Lake Bleeker wrote:Hello everyone,

    My name is Lake, I live near the maple grove/champlin area northwest of the city.
I consider myself and expert hortoculturalist, and amature pomologist. I am currently
creating a test garden, project site, or collection of useful plants which grow themselves
with very little to no maintainance (other than harvesting of course, and catalyzing the system
for greater production; ). I love exploring plant varieties for there uses for food, energy,
materials, and medicine.
    I also have interests in fire technologies such as wood gasification, and copicing systems.
I am currently working on some passive solar/geothermal hoophouses design variables.
anouther project I'm working on is low to no maintainance plant propogation techniques.
I love most things material, mechanical, biological, or chemical.
I also have interests in networking with other "permies" in minnesota whom share similar interest and would like
to discuss these things.

Way "cool" to hear from all of you.


Hey I’m located in white bear lake MN and curious about your project site and possibly learning some propagation methods. Let me know any updates on how your project has been going, would be thrilled to learn more about cold hardy plants that grown themselves here in Zone 4b MN
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SALUTE from Isanti, Minnesota!
Now I feel like I'm part of that corn field skit from the old Hee Haw show.

Just giving shout out to everyone here in the land of 10,000 lakes. I'm north of the Twin Cities on a few acres in the middle of the shire. Curious to see if there are others in my community.

I went solar last summer, and so far, I have not regretted it. Hoping to go off grid some day when it becomes affordable.

I enjoy foraging, collecting vintage recipes and heirloom seeds, gardening. Other interests include energy-efficient home improvements, sustainability, and energy saving technology. I'm curious about rocket stoves, hand pump /deep wells for cold climates, and tiny house traveling/ living for retirement years.

I'm trying ween myself off propane and plastic. Every little bit counts, right? Does anyone know of a good carpenter or electrician in this area? 😆

Peace be with you all.

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Hello fellow Minnesotans, hope you're staying warm during this rather invigorating Minnesota winter!
My wife and I live in a hand built, off grid log cabin located about 100 miles from the Twin cities metro area. We are experienced in organic gardening, low-tech food preservation including root celler cold storage. We also practice the arts of blacksmithing and woodworking.
We would like to engage in a dialogue with like-minded folks.
We've included a photo of one of our Minnesota gardening techniques, snowshoeing for carrots!
Best wishes!
Rick and Rose.
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Location: Carlton County, Minnesota, USA: 3b; Dfb; sandy loam; in the woods
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I just gave this link a post of it's own, but thought I'd drop it in here too, in case someone was looking for this kind of opportunity: https://organicconsumers.org/the-north-shore-agroecology-center-is-hiring-a-new-farm-manager/
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