Amber Foster wrote:Hi everybody! My partner in crime, Rob, and I just bought land in Douglas county Missouri. We are moving there in about 39 days to start our Permaculture homestead. Eventually we would love to start a small intentional community, but that may happen slowly and we need to get ourselves settled first. We would love to talk to/get to know locals who are into Permaculture.
brian hanford wrote:has no one ever looked at the harbor freight band saw mill its what im looking at for the move to our rural property.
1,999$ right now
andrew john wrote:Yes i am using perennial cover crops.
Diego Footer wrote:
Luke Townsley wrote:One thing I'm seeing is that most regenerative ag people seem to have trouble getting their head wrapped around the concept of perennial mulch/cover cropping with appropriately tuned soil biology, at least at first take. They think they understand it, but are really talking about something else. Or they will take a piece or two of the puzzle and disregard it because they know it doesn't work. Or they will lump it together with Fukuoka's techniques which most admire but have had trouble reproducing. Or they will disregard it because we don't yet have the appropriate tools to make it more efficient.
I think a video would be worth a lot in this space. I've pondered the wisdom of trying a low budget kickstarter video this summer documenting at least one new project using these techniques and possibly more. I'm still thinking...
I am going with they think it doesn't work, and it might not. If it worked really well on a commercial scale someone would be doing it. That being said, it is an area worth experimenting and trying to really look at results and optimize a system if there is one there, but I think at this stage it is theory that needs test, versus something that works and just need to be shown that it works. Which I see as one huge need for this space, start testing ideas to see what works and what doesn't. There are too many bold claims that don't have any results behind them. It's time to test ideas.
Diego Footer wrote:
Luke Townsley wrote:
That was definitely one of my favorite episodes. In fact, I'm so stoked about perennial cover crops/mulches after her talk and some research on the web, I'm working towards starting some business ventures relating directly to that.
Unfortunately, there really isn't much field data, and I have yet to see a single picture or video of anyone growing annuals in a permanent low growing deep rooted perennial cover like she describes. Nevertheless, my intuition says when we pull together all the necessary pieces, this idea could be the most revolutionary thing in row cropping and vegetable market gardens since nitrogen fertilizer.
I will try to chat up Gabe Brown at some point. I think he can bring a lot of insight to this area. Same with Colin Seis and Bruce Maynard. I will try to get those three on in the the first half of this year.