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brett diercks

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I'm currently interested in a Physics degree but have many other degrees I'm looking at such as History, Agricultural Science, Economics, Political Science, and Aquatics. The farm related degrees I could easily learn WOOFing and it would be a lot cheaper but it isn't for just a piece of paper, it is to learn, which is one of my favorite hobbies. I would also be interested in housing engineering also.
8 years ago
The fruit would still benefit it though even if it is just a little. Say if I would plant more trees than I needed this would work perfectly or I could just sell the fruit. It would also give the mulch a bigger layer to use.
8 years ago
The reason why I would want to go to college is to try to get stuff sorted out and then get a job that pays about 45k-60k a year then save up and move out and have a nice amount of money so I can get started well.
8 years ago
I just had this idea a few days ago. Would it be effective to let fruit trees and other crops bear crops for a few years and let them drop fruit to the ground for organic compost where there is a small amount of topsoil esp. desert areas? Then your crops would replant themselves. What is your take on this?
8 years ago
You could create a link that is always shown that says "Subscribed Threads" that way you can always check up on those posts in case you don't want to have email alerts on.
Would WOOFing in this region for a year or two be sufficient to learn the proper techniques and methods?
8 years ago

John Polk wrote:
Permaculture is all about problems/solutions.  You don't have too much food, you just don't have enough hogs.



That is an amazing answer and couldn't be truer.

Also you could just preserve the extra food with a dehydrator and/or give some to "food not bombs", homeless shelters, friends, family, and neighbors.
8 years ago
I would be wanting to build in the desert type region of New Mexico due to cheap price and the challenge.
8 years ago
I was thinking about the mulch situation. I could run an add or something of the sort in a newspaper that says I'll take any mulch, hay, biomass, and lawn clippings for no charge. That may bring in some free materials to work with.

Is there any good books about irrigation with permaculture? Is Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond good for this subject?
8 years ago
You could always take up the skill of slinging. It is lightweight, portable, and infinite amount of ammo. Deadly accurate after a while and extremely powerful. You could make it out of scraps of leather also.
8 years ago