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I would still love for this to happen. It could be a huge learning curve.
Both are awesome pieces of advice and thanks. I really appreciate your time.
Thanks,
Anthony
5 years ago
This is my idea. I would love some feedback and wisdom on this and if it sounds mad please let me know that also. I plan on buying 5 acres of land which you need to get farm tax subsidies in NJ or so done all in a permaculture way. I also plan to grow a bunch of "legal" herbs such as mints etc to create a tisane/herbal tea company. I have researched and found no places close by that do anything like this let alone in a permaculture style. I have also found some other tea type plants such as New Jersey Tea and others which are a native here which I never see utilized. I was thinking about starting with just a few products like just a few mint varieties and then move on to including other things that I will be growing such as ashitaba, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, sea buckthorn, and the list will go on and on. I think this would be a great way to help promote permaculture which would be included on the packaging as well as the website with of course Permies.com.

Have list. (Positives)

1. Ambition and willingness to take a risk
2. Knowledge of herbs, trees, bushes, and permaculture techniques that work in South Jersey
3. Graphic and web creation (example http://www.millvillecommunitygarden.org )
4. I have been collecting and trying like products (studying the competition and learning the trade)
5. Full time job for a source of income with the city of Vineland till things come to fruition

Have not list. (Negatives)

1. Land with house (currently renting apartment with no land)
2. Some kind of business loan perhaps go green type
3. Have a kid so risk cannot be so crazy that it would put us on the streets
4. ??


Any input is very appreciated.

Anthony Coffee
856-498-8999
5 years ago
The climate is zone 6b 7a, temperate. It all started with me working at the local Geeksquad fixing computers. I get to know my customers and one lady came in and she was awesome and we talked about gardening etc. She then said hey you should meet my son he has a permaculture farm in Guatamala. http://www.atitlanorganics.com/ I was like oh yeah sounds great. Years went by and we kept in touch on facebook and finally she said he was coming one day and we nerded out permaculture style all day and at the end of the day he asked me to come to a meeting for a community garden. At the meeting he talked about permaculture and what their plans were since he is a teacher, he then had me speak about some things and after a few meetings we were all on board, even with the master gardeners. He went back home to Guatamala that first night, but his uncle is pretty into permaculture as well just more recently got the bug. So, we got nerdy on the group and made it all pro-permie style. As far as what we are planting. I focused on fruit trees, no apple, nitrogen fixers, and such, I really want to focus on some native things and edible flowers/herbs. Lots of non Annuals like egyptian onion, fartachokes, seabuckthorn, I will have tons of pictures come spring. I am only worried about the soil being so bad. I do plan on making lots of things for children to learn from. We are even following Stefan's permaculture orchard style of treeing. Just talking about it excites me, I feel like i am doing my part and taking back for the Earth and its populance. I would love to do this for a living. Currently, I am on the computer most of the time and I would give it all up for that. Some people collect baseball cards, my seed bank is more exciting to me.

haha,
Anthony
6 years ago
Great response thanks !!
6 years ago
So, with last seasons epic success of hugelkultur on a larger scale I am part of a community garden for the city of Millville NJ and the greatest part is they are totally on board and pro permaculture with the inclusion of a massive hugelkultur mound. The dirty is bad. Very sandy, old coal or something kind of volcanic looking rocks, and barely a worm in the whole place. We did however cover it with topsoil, cardboard, and then mulch. Throughout the winter hopefully a ton of leaves also. We did manage to plant some fruit trees and comfrey but waiting till spring to do it all really. www.facebook.com/millvillegreenteam is the fb page. In process of making a website and going to try to teach the community about permaculture while giving them awesomely grown food. If you are near south jersey or would like to give any helpful input it would all be much appreciated. After this is successful the plan is to take over Vineland biggest city in NJ. Show the world why we are called the garden state.

Thanks,
Mr. Coffee
6 years ago
Think a getaway spot could be done with the use of a big walpini that serves as shelter from the element, growing year round, and visual concealment?
6 years ago
I cannot wait to add this to my library/study material . I am as excited for this as much as the new Star Wars coming out next year. And just like Star Wars with the track record of how good Sefan's documentary was will only lead to another epic win with a plethora of ultra valuable information done in a visually appealing, great music, and biblical knowledge base.

Shalom,
Anthony Coffee

Jamie Wallace wrote:In BC, Canada I know of a few people who make syrup using our native large leaf maple, Acer macrophylla
Big leaf maple syrup



Cool, we have giant Acer saccharum here, I am also NE not NW so they are native to here and in abundance. Going to attempt to tap some this year, without gluttony.
6 years ago
Anyone ever try this in a permaculture forest?
6 years ago