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Any permies in Ridgecrest, CA area?

 
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Ive become very interested in permaculture the last year or so but don't know of anyone else in the Ridgecrest/Inyokern area actively practicing methods on their land. I currently live in an apartment but have access to one acre of lifeless land on a relatives property. Any ideas of what I should try to grow? I want at least one crop I can profit from and the rest could be for fun. I've been thinking of apricot trees, cacti, mesquite, almonds, and maybe even several species of bamboo.
 
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Christian Schultz wrote:Ive become very interested in permaculture the last year or so but don't know of anyone else in the Ridgecrest/Inyokern area actively practicing methods on their land. I currently live in an apartment but have access to one acre of lifeless land on a relatives property. Any ideas of what I should try to grow? I want at least one crop I can profit from and the rest could be for fun. I've been thinking of apricot trees, cacti, mesquite, almonds, and maybe even several species of bamboo.



I saw a bamboo farm for sale in the Springfield, MO area. They had very few acres with a heritage house and they were asking 2.5 million or some absolutely crazy number for the place. I couldn't believe they were doing that much business in bamboo.
 
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Been there. Many times. Dry.

That sounds like a big challenge. How much water can you put on that land? Got a plan? I don't know if there are _any_ "sustainable", non-irrigated, plantings, much less crops, in the area. Know of any?


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