James Landreth

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Thank you for the information! I reached out. Did you rent a car to get to her?
1 month ago
Thank you! I'll check it out
1 month ago
Hello,

As I mentioned in some earlier posts, I'll be doing some traveling this summer. I'm looking to visit permaculture sites in Morocco as well as the others I've mentioned. Does anyone have any recommendations?
1 month ago
Hello,

As I mentioned in some earlier posts, I'll be doing some traveling this summer. I'm looking to visit permaculture sites in Spain as well as the others I've mentioned. Does anyone have any recommendations?
1 month ago
Hello,

Me and two others will be traveling to Italy this summer, among a few other places. I would really, really love to visit some permaculture projects and meet some people. I live in a climate that is increasingly Mediterranean (especially in summer) and would love to learn from what people are doing there. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thank you!
1 month ago
Hello,

Me and two others will be traveling to Türkiye this summer, among a few other places. I would really, really love to visit some permaculture projects and meet some people. I live in a climate that is increasingly Mediterranean (especially in summer) and would love to learn from what people are doing there. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thank you!
1 month ago
I'm 29 and have been doing permaculture for about a decade now.

I do agree, that a huge issue is access to land. And a lot of people my age and younger (and older) have to work so much that they just don't have extra bandwidth.

I think part of the solution is continuing to open up public spaces, where appropriate, for community food growing. I've been involved with planting food forests at libraries, schools, and churches. I think that's a great way to open up opportunities across the board. But it is fairly limited and that is hard.
1 month ago
Thank you! That's very kind of you to say
6 months ago
Hello, friends, farmers, and longtime lurkers,

As some of you may know, I have spent the last few years trying to set up and establish community food forests. One of the first I did was at a church in Shelton, Washington. My efforts merged last year with an organization named Mason County Climate Justice. Here’s a link to the thread I made around the time that this food forest was planted
https://permies.com/t/127437/Shelton-United-Methodist-Church-Food


Recently, Raintree Nursery interviewed me to see how this planting is going. So if you’d like to see, please check it out here:





Lastly, if you want to know more about Mason County Climate Justice, the website link is below. We set up community food forests, give away fruit and nut trees, and protect in-tact forests.

https://www.masoncountyclimatejustice.org/
6 months ago

John Suavecito wrote:I feel like I keep repeating myself, even in the same thread.

From this same thread, a few posts ago:" I dig one spade depth into the ground at the dripline, and jimmy it back and forth to create an upside down triangular solid crevasse, then I fill it.  Then I cover it, so it doesn't dry out."

I use whole wheat flour, ag lime, compost, rotten fruit, worm compost (castings), seaweed and urine, because they are free or cheap and nutritious.

John S
PDX OR



Hi John,

I had read that, but wanted to know if that's specifically how you do it for established trees, as I mentioned. I wasn't sure if it was different from when planting a sapling. I didn't mean to cause a kerfuffle

Specifically, when I have seen your place in the past, I saw you had applied biochar to the surface, including to your American persimmons. So I wasn't sure if the spading was just for new trees, and if it's better to avoid disturbing the soil around established trees.

My mistake.
6 months ago