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Leon Elt

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There are still spots - come and be part of something as cool as this!

March 21 - 23 in Bushnell, FL

Advanced Permaculture Workshop with Jono Neiger

If you can't come but feel it's a worthy endeavorer - please share as wide as possible!

Thank you!
5 years ago
We're planting various fruit trees, chufa and Lespedeza Mix in Central FL (not really gardening, eh?)
5 years ago
The newer version of the master plan is up but I couldn't figure out a way to edit the original post, so here it is.
5 years ago
Hi Miles,

We're about 2.5 - 3 hours away from Pt.C., 40 mins North from Tampa. Let me know if you want to visit please!
5 years ago
Hi Jay C,

No staff yet - are you interested in becoming a resident expert? Personally, I'm a big fan of earthbag structures but it's all good, AFAIC. Living on site is a bit tricky - this is not a commune, it's a farm incubator ... but there will be a few core group people, sure. There is no buy in - all renters are independent enterprises. They're part of the community in terms of participation in self-governance but economically speaking the only thing they owe to BSF is rent. Does it make sense?
5 years ago
I want to say thank you to all who filled out the surveys - your opinion is already shaping the new EDC, thanks! However, there is a big problem - 75% of people who responded are males! Ladies, seriously? We're not going to hear your perspective? And then you go and complain to Paul about being underrepresented? Tell us what you want, please!
5 years ago
And the problem with trees and shrubs on the drain field is that their roots will destroy it in few to several years ... I spent some time researching it but couldn't come up with anything really except for pasture/chickens or bamboo.
5 years ago
Thanks, Miles! Let's make it perfect ... or at least very good )
5 years ago
Thanks, glad you liked it!

We'll have a workshop in March to design the Education and Demonstration Center (#2 on the plan) and I'll put the detailed plan here when it's ready.
5 years ago
As some of you know, we're currently in the process of designing Big Small Farm - a non-profit farm incubator in Central Florida and the next step is to design the Education and Demonstration Center area. In order to do it better we want to understand what teachers and students want to have available during the class, what's important, etc., so I put together these 2 little surveys - one for students and one for teachers). They both are very short and anonymous - please take them if you have a few minutes or just leave you suggestions in this thread. Not only it'll be very much appreciated but (who knows?) you may be teaching or studying in our EDC one day ... do yourself a favor and tell us how we can make it better for you!

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I've also posted a link to the master plan here if you're interested.
5 years ago