Adam Chisholm wrote:Ray, We're establishing a permaculture homestead (and hopefully multiple streams of income off the land in the future). We've got 16.5 acres in Mercer County (Harrodsburg Area) and the land here is fairly affordable, the code enforcement people scarce and the codes while present are largely ignored if you have more than 10 acres and are zoned agricultural. Good luck on your adventure, I'd love to get in touch once you're down here. We are building a timber frame and strawbale home which we will be chronicling here on permies as we go; right now we've broken ground and are getting ready to set footers. Cheers.
Tj Jefferson wrote:Ray,
I use those large stalks from corn, sorghum and pampas grass as a boundary on the hugels so that the vines (bindweed, honeysuckle, etc) take longer to invade. My hope is that by the time they make it in there, I have long term plantings that will take most of the light. I am trialling comfrey as a border/rhyzome barrier as well, but I don't have enough comfrey yet to do all the hugels.
I will try to take a picture by the hugel where it is still visible.
Shannon Lawson wrote: I saw your post when researching permiculture in Kentucky. I live in Nashville, but grew up in Taylorsville and I am beginning to start plans to work on the land I grew up on an established a Pirmaculture situation. I'm interested in getting together with you when the opportunity arises .