Hi my name is Shelia and I recently moved back to Southern Missouri after living in Springfield for 5 years. Is there anyone located near Southern Missouri or North Arkansas interested in Permaculture?
I became interested in Permaculture because I accidentally stumbled across it when I was looking up information on Aquaponics. I had a small 150 gallons aquaponic system for 2 years now. I should have a 600 gallon aquaponics system by this spring if all goes well. I just had a hoop house installed and I am digging a 400 gallon in ground pond for my aquaponics system and I am 3/4th of the way there. Part of the hoop house will have an aquaponics system and part of it will be a soil and a nursery for young seedlings.
I am a long time gardener over 20 years, but only became interested in organic gardening a few years ago and permaculture several months ago. I have spent many hours reading and watching videos on permaculture most of my spare time. One problem I have when I try to design or plan a Permaculture garden is that I look at my garden all I see are straight rows because that is what put in that space for 15 years.
I have attached a current picture the garden and how it looks today and one from early spring of last year before my husband plowed the rest of the garden. I would like to implement both swales and hugelkultur this year if possible. I wish here was a template available for those who are less creative...
I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas. Thanks.