hisako nora

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Hello Steve!
Sorry I've been off the forums lately, my wife and I are created our piece of paradise and doing classes on it all ! Here's our website: www.redbeetrow.com
All the nurseries listed above delivered beautiful plants in the spring ( May) that's the only time of year I had things mailed.
Just so everyone knows  my wife and I will be doing specialty propagation of any plants that Permies might be into. Just drop us a line through the website and we will quote you for the number of plants your wanting.
Some examples from 2016:
Goji berries, gingko, sage, thyme, mountain mint, Caucasian spinach, good king Henry, sea kale, goldenseal, etc.
let your Permies brains run wild ! I feel like we can grow most plants for our climate. In the spirit of permaculture we are definitely into bartering, trading, etc
Drop us a line!
John and Steph
Red beet row
2 years ago
Hey Jim
My wife and I just started offering classes on all things permaculture!
We're in ashtabula county, here's our website : www.redbeetrow.com
Check us out we would love to connect!
John
2 years ago
We are zone 5 ne Ohio.
Our ducks have a half acre pond and about three acres of surrounding pastures and gardens. We have six of them and I give them about two cups of chicken layer mash once a day to get them in their enclosure at night( because grain is like crack cocaine). I feel they get everything from the land they are on, I only give grain to get them to go where I want them ( I like having them in an electrified enclosure at night as they are most susceptible at this time).
They are khaki Campbell's and they give us beautiful eggs every day that are thick shelled with beautiful yolks.
It's hard to say if your conditions will be as conducive as ours to ducks but for now we are expanding our water retention spaces to suit as many ducks as we can fit on our land as their products are essentially free at this point.
3 years ago
myself and my partner live in a small school bus 7x14. . we bought a stove from this guy http://fourdog.com/
the stove came highly recommended from hiker friends who use this as a camp stove, its totally airtight
thick metal, well made, very light (like 40 lbs)
the problem is that it comes stock with a 5 inch flue. . this is not standard size as far as I can tell and it took us a minute to find the 5'' -6'' adaptor

cheers
john
5 years ago
ohio nurseries reposted from another thread

Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, lots of hard to find multipurpose plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus
5 years ago
Hello from Ashtabula County and Columbus

has anyone thought about having a convergence in ohio?
5 years ago
I havent heard of any larger groups using this method but I have read about similar systems that have been used. Sociocracy is not at all a representative democracy because people who care about the issues go to the meetings. . can you explain this dale?

here are some links . . . looks like lots of groups use this method
http://www.socionet.us/
http://sociocracyuk.ning.com/forum/topics/how-to-find-out-more-about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociocracy



"The politics of protest often works like this. Every few weeks, here in Victoria, gaggles of angry people who haven't found their economic niche, show up on the lawn of our legislature, city hall etc. with lists of demands"

i have to disagree. . a persons 'niche' often is not their fault. . we don't all come from middle upper class families with lots of opportunities. . . i have to disagree with you here. . . are you referring to protesters of the oil sands pipeline maybe? underpaid union workers? mcdonalds workers that get paid 7.50 an hour? you should just go and tell them not to worry about not being able to feed their familes that they just havent found their 'niche" yet, cuz mcdonalds is right and theyre wrong?

"Invariably, the loudest voice claims to represent me and everyone else"

in my experience it has been the people with the most money and access to political power that have been representing you and i. . . and they are representing large coorporations. . . increasingly all political parties are corporatists.. im pretty sure im not the only one that sees that.

" Luckily, the people who the rest of us elected to run city hall have become deaf to the white noise outside. They continue to make sure that the roads get fixed, the sewers work and the stop signs stolen by the protesters are replaced. "

maybe you live in a place where all of these amenities are taken care of but in fact this is a bubble. . . but for the majority of people living in dense urban areas the roads arent fixed and the sewers overflow into our local rivers. i haven't been through a municipality that doesn't replace stop signs when they are stolen, it seems like that would be pretty irresponsible in general (also, ive seen this in rural and urban areas . . pretty sure it's something that kids do and not associated necessarily with protesters even if some have done it, little unfair)

lets further read into sociocracy before we bash it. . . please let me know how a representative democracy has served all of the population so well and why it is better than sociocracy, how it is transformative and empowers people to make real world decisions that affect themselves and all of society. and why despite that some of us have failed to find our 'niche'
5 years ago
Hey all
were in columbus, found a few cool nurseries in ohio, ive visited a few of them they are pretty spread out. . if your in the columbus area you can get a good selection from garden centers and the osu school plant sale

companion plants-lots great permaculture plants.. . down in the athens area i think
http://companionplants.com/

sandusky valley nursery-lotsa cool stuff good price havent ordered from them yet
http://www.svnursery.com/

klyn nursery, in cuyahoga county, need to set up an account, very high quality wide range of things from herbs to trees, not too many fruiting cultivars but lots of cool and weird plants
http://www.klynnurseries.com/


we just visited a nursery in kentucky run by a guy named cliff england www.nuttrees.net
he has awesome plants . . we just bought some jujubes, late blooming almonds from iran, asian pears and persimmons, timber bamboo.. . only 3.5 hrs from columbus


5 years ago
willow, poplar, black locust plus the above mentioned species have worked for us in northeastern ohio. . . we are wanting to try fragrant spring tree as well.
6 years ago
im in ashtabula county in the pymatuning lowlands. . . very wet . . . . hard brown/streaked red clay. . . . we are mostly wet in the winter and I mean wet. . then summer can be dry.fun
we have had good luck with a few of the trees mentioned above. . . willow. . actually pussy willow and black willow grow everywhere. . . many of the alders grow really well and fix a lot of nitrogen. . were growing a lot of the sitka alder because it stays short. . there are staghorn sumac, grapes, juneberry, arrowwood viburnum, multiflora rose, norway spruce, silky dogwood, pin oak. . . ash, especially green ash. . we have a lot of shellbark hickory, hornbean, witch hazel, apples, and black currant in the forests surrounding our fields. . . . poplar and silver maple grow like gangbusters. . . were about to plant a bunch of sweet sap silver maples from st. lawrence nurseries. . elderberry grow really well. . . we have had luck with apples and pears in the last few years. . .my dad planted a bunch of bush cherries a couple of years ago that are going strong. . .
subsoiling helped tremendously in the first few years. . made it so we could actually work in the spring. . . took 2 yrs or so. . we went down from 6 to 12 inches
all of our hugelkultur experiments have been a success. . .many perennials that we could not grow before will now overwinter because they are high and dry on the hugelbeds
we have ponds now but have plans for more. . .chinampas and fish farming hopefully for the future. . we also have plans for more bees.. ours have done really well. . .i think the extra water in the landscape gives us more and extended blooms in the spring
last year no watering in the veg garden
if you can soak in all that water through the winter the clays will hold it much longer than many other types of soil. . . especially if you mulch and do all the permaculture stuff with permanent groundcovers n such
6 years ago