Cris Fellows

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Wife, mother of 3 awesome and eclectic grown boys, grandmother. Pediatric ER suture nurse. Urban Food Forest tinkerer. Herbal medicine maker and learner. "Together is our favorite place to be" at UnAbandoned Gardens.
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Youngstown, Ohio
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TJ's post echoes Stephen Harrod Buhner's assertion that Lyme disease is grossly under diagnosed.   I am working through his fantastic book.  He has to be the world's top expert on the subject, he has read billions (not true but I can't remember the astronomical amount) of peer reviewed papers on the subject and has helped tens of thousands of people with Lyme.  He is an herbalist but does not decry antibiotics.  Book will be worth the purchase if you are dealing with Lyme or if you, like me, are an interested medical professional and/or herbalist.  "Healing Lyme: Natural Healing and Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections"
1 week ago
Although I posted in ecovillage simply to win your book, Jesikah, now I really want others input on my topic!  So I am hoping others will look and give suggestions.  The books look like an awesome winter read series after the garden goes to bed!
2 weeks ago
And in a new turn of events just today, a friend who has an urban garden/ greenhouse/ orchard is no longer healthy enough to care for it.  It is a house ( that probably needs tons of work) and adjacent lots that have been tremendously amended because he has the gift of facebook pleas for community help and gofundme pleas for capital.  Its not the way we roll over here on the other side of Market street, but it is what it is.  It has not been run using Permaculture techniques at all, but he has had tons of organic material trucked in to amend the city clay.  The people I spoke with today said he is trying to get an RV and get closer to family and let this all go for a song (I mean, he told them $1500...which if anyone actually only gives this lovely man that, I might have to hunt you down) to the right person who would care for it.  If someone does take it over, you become a part of this little disjointed ecovillage we got going on here automatically. 
2 weeks ago
What are your thoughts on an urban ecovillage in a non-thriving city.  My youngest son has petty much always lived communally in Minneapolis, often urban foraging (aka dumpster and garbage diving) and growing food/ raising chickens in that setting.  Everyone had jobs and sometimes it worked, other times not as much.  What I am specifically considering is that we own 4 houses in Youngstown, Ohio.  My husband and I live in one with my elderly mother next door.  My son and his little family live about 5 blocks away and we now own and are fixing the house behind him.  They have a nice garden between the two houses and we have a large 3 city lot Permaculture garden plus greenhouse behind ours.   This current situation works well for us and we all share the load.  We have tried to just rent the 4th house to friends or old neighbors and have had pretty woeful results.  I think we need to think of this more as an ecovillage and eventually try to recruit someone who wants to be a part of the whole.  What other things do we need to consider? 
2 weeks ago
Stoked.  If I don't win em, I'll be back for a coupon.  Bypasses look perfect!  And if I didn't have a stellar homemade toolbelt I'd be drooling over yours!
1 month ago
As soon as I am done pulling thistle, I'm gonna watch all of these!
1 month ago
I am pretty excited for this book, especially the 14 case studies.  Tomas, any suggestions for thistle?  We are overrun by it.  Currently I pull and use as living mulch for the fruit trees.  It does keep the neighborhood out of that area, which I guess is a plus!
1 month ago
We are in Youngstown, Ohio...right in the middle of it.  Started in one corner of the three city lot plot about 5 years ago, now have 2 lots fully gardened.  The front half is my take on the Back to Eden method and is city clay covered in a foot or better of tree service tree chips.  The trees are doing great, as are the thistle.  I may cardboard the whole front and add compost and another layer of chips. 
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1 month ago
Here in NE Ohio it it humid now, but probably not like you are suggesting.  We are in the city and the two city lots get tended in morning and evening if it is super hot.  But today I just hacked the sleeves to cap length off of a loose linen shirt and old cut off loose jeans and sandals will work.  Looking for a hat that will stay on my big fluffy head if anyone has suggestions!  Sombrero maybe? 
1 month ago