Soni Hyrum

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since Nov 13, 2012
I have lived all over the country, and a couple other countries. I am really good at a lot of things, but people assume I am not because I am a bit anti-professional.  So I decided to write and create an anarchist permaculture communal farm with some like-minded folks.  But really my life revolves around my daughter. 
Petaluma, CA
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Tessa Love wrote:Hi Soni,

I'm a writer interested in writing a story about anarchist farms. I see you just posted that this project hasn't gotten off the ground, but I'd love to chat with you about it nonetheless. I can give you my email if you'd like to connect.

Best,

Tessa



Sure I will pm you my email.
3 years ago
Hello all, sorry I hadn't responded. Basically, we were not able to get the property. Unfortunately we are short on cash and the cost of property is through the roof right now in the area. When the money comes, which could be a year or 10, I will be returning to this project.
3 years ago
Hello! FYI I wrote that post when I was in Costa Rica. So when I said I have "Found cuttings here" I meant here in Costa Rica...

However, finally, I was able to come up with a couple tubers (sold for consumption), one grew one rotted. They were started in February. I've got it in a planter on the porch. What I have learned so far...They grow very slow when it is cold and pretty darn fast when warm (they do die in a freeze so they need a greenhouse or a way to overwinter), and snails absolutely love them (I ended up moving the planter from my yard to my balcony after snails ate more than half of the foliage in two days).

I know that they traditionally take a year til harvest, which is why they aren't grown in northern california since it is usually too cold for them in the winter. I have heard that in some places they have been trained to produce in 7-8 months. Mine is of the Costa Rica variety and most likely regular long season variety. I am praying I can keep this plant happy til in reproduces and I will then share with a few people to be sure it's legacy is kept going. I heard they make babies, I forgot what they are called, so might have some sooner than later.

But at least we know if you can find it in the store for consumption, to can use those to grow it. I have heard you can find them in Southern California Latino markets sometimes, even as far north as San Francisco.
6 years ago
I am interested in trying this plant out (it has several names). I Love it, especially prepared as Picadillo de Arrachache. popular in Costa Rica. Rather than trying to smuggle it out, I thought I would see if anyone is growing it and could help me out with some cuttings or seeds. I have found cuttings here but no seeds, as cutting ar the regular way to propagate.
8 years ago
Hi All, sorry I am out of the country and don't seem to have the time to do a lot of internet stuff! I will get back with y'all later this week.
8 years ago
So, we are a forming group working to create a communally owned and run anarchist-leaning permaculture farm. So far we are all 30ish to 50ish with children. We want an intergenerational community workable to folks from all income levels. We are pretty set on the location being in rural Petaluma. Move-in might be fall at the earliest, we are thinking that we will be ready to start looking for real estate this summer. Size-wise we are thinking ten families (5 duplexes) plus a community house which we have all sorts of ideas for including education, activism and commerce. If you might be interested in something like this, please get back to me, and I will sent you a document we have written up about our vision. Though most of us have studied permaculture to some extent, permaculture seems to be the only area where we lack the depth of experience we have in others areas. So, that's why I am posting here.
8 years ago
I am in Costa Rica right now and for a few more weeks. Wondering if anyone knows of any good sites to visit. I haven't been able to visit any tropical permaculture sites since I got into permaculture, though I visited one in Nicaragua BEFORE I had my official introduction. I know there are a couple places southeast of San Jose, but I am looking for places west of San Jose and around Monteverde area. Let me know i you have any suggestions. I have heard there isn't much but I thought I would try.

-Soneile