Angelica Harris

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since Nov 16, 2015
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I don't feel weird to say that my story isn't unique. I've read plenty about people who feel the same way that I do: let's go back to the land, put our hands in the dirt, and finally live. Those are my dreams. I want a family and a cute little cottage house with a white picket fence, tire swing, and dairy cow for all the milk I can drink in the world! But if I don't get those things, I'll still be immensely happy with some land and place to build up with a loving guy.
Savannah, GA
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Atlanta is a great stop for sure! Lots of great stuff going on up there! I sure wish he were coming to Savannah. The community is ripe for permaculture around these parts as well. And the populace would be gracious for the info as well. The great thing about both cities are the encouragement of new ideas. :) I hope the tour goes wonderfully.
1 month ago
I was also thinking "eye of the beholder"!

My first thought was: "Well, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think it's lovely, and you think it's ugly. And we're both right!"

And if that didn't end the discussion, well then you can't go wrong with a good natured shrug. Remember the golden rule: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
1 month ago
I'm a little stumped. The situation is a market garden. The question simply how much and how little? Numbers were never my forte so I thought I would ask.

In Savannah, GA there is a booming farmer's market community with many diverse offerings. If I were to grow surplus with the hopes of marketing whatever I couldn't eat. (And this is assuming I can even eat what I assume I can in the first place.) How would one determine the most marketable goods based upon a market that offers most things outside of extremely exotic or rare veggies. (Which there wouldn't be data for, considering I wouldn't even know who to ask. Can you imagine walking up to someone to inquire about their interest in breadfruit? The average person doesn't really know what breadfruit even is!)

Back to the topic at hand, how does one determine how much or how little they can ask for an item?

For instance, one farmer sells his carrots for 2.00, and another sells for 2.50. Will I suppress the market by selling for 1.75?
I'd rather not make it hard for anyone else by pricing too low, but I'd also like to be marketable, otherwise why go through the effort of packing up and going off to sell in the first place?

Thanks in advanced everyone.
1 month ago
It finally farmer's market season! Whoopee! I know that seems strange to write, because really "At what point isn't there something to buy at a market somewhere?" I just really love this Spring/Summer time of year is all. And I've finally started to really get a comfortable routine down here in good ole Chatham County. Anyway, new places means an opportunity to make new friends (And keep the old), and with exactly that in mind I wanted to get out an open invite:

Any guys and gals that happen to be around these parts at any point and would like to go out on the town, feel free to drop me a line. I'm looking to really get into the life of my new home city.
9 months ago

brandon gross wrote:Well were did you wind up? Savannah is pretty great as long as your walking. Lots of Foodie types, go almost every summer and always enjoy it.

Oh for sure the food is great. I'm excited to try all of it or at least taste it. I actually just moved in this year. I'm settling up in Georgetown for a little bit. Til I can afford a nice little patch of ground somewhere with a bit more space.
1 year ago
Glad to see the lovely offerings, I'll be sure to order from you this season, so I'm eager for January when I know the list will be complete. In the meantime, my question is are there any recommendations you have from your seed stocks that would be fun to use in starting off landrace efforts in Zone 8b?
1 year ago
I'm planning a food forest everyone! Emphasis on planning since trees are rather long lived and take their sweet time getting to maturity. I want to do this thing right and decided to ask all you knowledgeable experienced folks for your perspectives.

My biggest question is: When planting trees in a previously unforested area or adding trees into a forest environment, is there some type of beneficial ratio of edible fruit types and timber type to go with?

I'm trying to keep in mind the importance of biomes and trying to avoid monocultures like say small orchards close together? Is that the right term? I'm referring to the levels at which things grow. Large trees, medium sized trees, shrubs and bushes... I'm sure you all already know hah. Anyway, what are your thoughts? At first I thought I'd just plant whatever the heck I wanted together and see what happens, but maybe that's not such a good idea when there's probably someone who did that before and got results from it? I'd like to take advantage of existing knowledge so as not to make any dumb mistakes, ya know? So thanks in advanced.
1 year ago
Hi Johnny, nice to "meet" you, er... well, in a way. Honestly, I find your profile quite good as an introduction and conversation starter. I'm Angelica. I was wondering if you might like to form a friendship with me. I'm a permie working toward that seemingly far away- but not so much- privilege of land ownership as well. But really I'd like forming more friendships with those that share common interests with me. I love all my friends for sure, but it'd be nice to "plant talk" with someone and not be seen as "eccentric". So feel free to PM me if you'd like.
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite thread. Looking great everyone!
1 year ago
I'm in no way an expert, but aren't desert grounds as necessary in the grand scheme of things as forested areas? Surely to reforest entire deserts would produce other, currently unseen reactions in the end. However, it would maybe be a good idea to attempt to reforest some of the larger areas that have been stripped in recent history. And in that way, I would think that it may be a good idea to not only plant trees but also jump start the succession process? You know broadcast some mosses or drought loving ground covers onto the barest lands and see what takes? Just my thoughts.
1 year ago