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So I fell in love with permaculture principles somewhere around 8 years ago. Of course, I did basically nothing about it. The seed was planted though. A couple years back I decided to start a small garden. I've messed something up every single year I've been growing, but I always manage to get better and better. Now my garden is something I'm reasonably proud of even though I know there is so much more to be done.

I am a renter and my wife and I are well over 100K in the hole with student loans. It really annoys me that I probably won't be buying a house/land any time in the near future. The bright side is - I rent my family home so I can do almost anything I want with the yard, so it's become my laboratory. All sorts of experiments going on back here. Here is a rough pic of it all -

Very recently I have signed on with a local gardening company. It's a mesh between gardening and landscaping and every day is different. I get to work outside and I'm learning a ton!

So I'm here with a small yard and big ambition. I'm going to post what little I know and I hope to learn from everyone here.
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Welcome!  Sounds like you are off to a good start, keep rolling!  

It is so much better to have a small yard and big ambition than a big yard and small ambition!!!
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Welcome to Permies!  Thanks for sharing a picture, too.  We love pictures - they tell such a story.  I, for one, love seeing the color green again.  Ahhhhh...

Sorry about the student loans.  That's rough and such a problem now.  There is an excellent section of Permies called Monies, which has many fantastic subforums on making and saving money, frugality, and residual income streams that you might enjoy:
Permies forums on making and saving money

Good luck, and enjoy!


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