Lisa Mar

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Thanks for the rabbit idea guys! That is perfect. We have a community garden across the street that houses rabbits. So tonight I told my daughter she could take them over to the rabbits. She was SO excited! Now tomorrow she is ready to go back again. Seeing as I have a few more beds of maples....it's all good and the rabbits are happy. Not sure if the landlord would be ok with us having them, but will consider that. William it must be 8 yr old girls...lol....mine is 8 too.
4 years ago
Hi Kyrt and Nicole,

Thanks for the great replies. That is very helpful Kyrt. There must be a lot of 'winners' and since I live in an urban scene am trying to find the best option. Since there really aren't animals to feed them to, I will probably opt for drying and composting. However, Nicole....I love the idea of eating them!! I have eaten maple seedlings and so have the kids. You know, my daughter may be completely ok with that. Then I can take the others out by roots (while she isn't looking). Thanks again. This helps.
4 years ago
Hi,

We are in Canada. I live in an urban area and the landlord created a few beds right next to the house as well as on the edge of the fence. Today I am looking at my herbs and veggies which have been overtaken by many, many maples. There are so many maples in all of these beds and I don't know what is best to do. My daughter ( gets really upset to remove them and wants to transplant them, but there are just so many. How can we harmonize with the maples without losing that space to grow? Some are right against the house. Thanks for any suggestions
4 years ago
Thank all of you Permies for the replies. They were very helpful

Buckwheat, comfrey, dandelion....those are all great!

I spoke with the local conservation office yesterday. They are offering incentives for people to naturalise their outdoor areas. They would cover the areas that I want to recreate a natural area. We talked mostly about planting a forest. I would be able to choose what types of plants/trees are put in.

In this area b. clay is thought to be a hinderance. There is a lot of agriculture in the surrounding areas. Mostly there are tomatoes, vineyards (on the wine route), orchards, but A LOT of greenhouses.

I have never lived in an area where soil was such concern. Growing up in Appalachia it always seemed....there is Earth and it was all good! Different place and this is new to me.

Thanks again all. Will keep watching the thread.



7 years ago
I am living in an area that has a plethora of brookston clay. I have been looking at a small piece of land (4 acres) that is in a good location for creating a possible small town community permaculture paradise. My concern is just finding out it is brookston clay. My desire is to create a wellness sanctuary with forest gardens and eventually a cob living space.

Trees, herbs, fruits, veggies.....what is possible with brookston clay? Is this worth even considering?
7 years ago