Antonio Pistone wrote:Hi Maryse,
Did you solve your problem? I know two years have passed, but I've been on the Forum since few months ago. If you still need to plant trees, along with the other solutions for drainage, I'll suggest you to plant Nothofagus Betuloides. It's a cold hardy (-20 C°) evergreen thus it should evaporate some water even with cold temperatures and it comes from areas with high annual rainfall. ...
paul wheaton wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:
Pamela Kline wrote:Actually able to seriously consider the upcoming PDC! This makes me both terribly excited, as well as scared due to myself being a permie newbie and perhaps part of the comic relief portion of the course due to my ignorance. I have listened to some of the podcasts, and consider this opportunity a major next step. There is a chance I might miss the last day. Do you think this PDC is appropriate for a newbie? Do I miss out on the certificate or a major part of the experience if I am unable to attend the last day?
If you miss the last day, then that is the day that you would present your design and receive your certificate. Perhaps the certificate isn't all that important to you.
I do think this course is appropriate for a newbie. Especially a newbie that has listened to some of my podcasts.
I have had a few people question me privately about what i wrote here. Their feedback was some variation of "harsh much?"
Finally, on the last night is talent night. Dreaded by about half the students. I suspect that those students would ALL be saying "golly, gee willickers, can I just get the certificate and be on my way without doing the talent night thing?"
The ceremony is that you get up, do your shitty talent night bit and you get the certificate. Not only was Bill Mollison insistant that all students had to do this, therefore it is a tip of the hat to Bill, but there is a damn good reason why everbody has to go through this suffering. If you hold the piece of paper, you have endured standing in front of a crowd. I do like the idea that anybody that has any concern over "I have no talent" that our instructors will find something to prop you up on that stage.
So, to Pamela: I hope that you find what I am saying to be of great value. I hope that you agree with what I am saying and that you will juggle your stuff so that you can join us this year.
To the people that are contacting me to say "aw c'mon, don't be a dick":
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:I should say that I am hopeful that while a resident might have one or two acres, that they will bring a variety of animals and make use of dozens or hundreds of acres. I wish to do something that is like a salatin-style-fiefdom where the same 100 acres serves 40 different symbiotic business models.
The map really drives this home, I think. When Tim and Kristie had cattle and pigs at the lab, their animals' favorite place to graze was the dances with pigs meadow, which one land restoration expert thought could be a very ancient meadow (meaning it's likely a resilient, stable, healthy grassland eco-system). Besides access to hundreds of acres for grazing, a resident could own one or two critters, yet combine them in a herd with other animals owned by other residents, both for the animal's sake and the people's sake.
Very awesome. I grew up with some open rangeland and its a good model if people are responsible. Each species has a larger area to find their niche, more of it gets appropriately used.
I'm late to this deal. Pretty interested, $8-16K for 2 acres is doable and enticing, but need a real map with the different deep roots sections. I don't know why I get so overwhelmed on this website, but every post seems to reference so many others and I get lost trying to compile the info I need. I get the privacy maps issue, I'm surprised to see names, I was just looking for a block map of the various deep roots sections, blocks of what's staked already, clear maker of main features, etc.
paul wheaton wrote:
Tyler Ludens wrote:
paul wheaton wrote: For anybody that purchases deep roots in the next seven days, you get two acres instead of one.
That's an incredible deal - double the land for the same price!
And I would have enough coin to get these things done quickly.
paul wheaton wrote:...All current deep roots owners get an additional acre added to their plot.
... for the next seven days: two acres for the current one acre price. http://www.permies.com/t/57467/tnk/fishing-coin-july
Jocelyn Campbell wrote: ... Q. How far is base camp from the lab - especially section 1?
A. Base camp and the lab are close together: a little over a mile as the crow flies, and a little over two miles by road. Which is a comfortable biking distance apart, though a bit long to walk on a regular basis. Section 1 in both the laboratory and the new Armin property next to it are the first part that you reach at the lab.
Q. Do you have parcels for sale? Where are the section 1 parcels?
A. Deep roots is not a parcel sale. It's different than that. We are not selling land. We're calling it a deep roots spot, not a parcel, and the spots are selected out of many acres by the person signing up for deep roots. Currently, there is a lot of acreage to choose from in picking your spot, though this is likely to change as time goes by. The section 1 spots at the lab are in the first part of the land that a person reaches at the lab and Armin's adjacent property. As you go further into the property, the restrictions tighten up.
paul wheaton wrote: ...we have been burned by affiliate programs so many times that it is now fairly rare that we will even try one.
Dave Dahlsrud wrote:.... I think the vertical log orientation would really accelerate the wicking action in the hugel mound and speed decomposition) What do you all think?