Yes, I'm a permie...permaculturist. I was certified in 2004 taught by David Blume. Midwest Permaculture started from this class. There are permies all over. Most are just busy working on their place to really tell others about it. I thought I would post something to see if anyone here is interested or is a permie themselves.HomesteadBaker said:Northstarpermie, that was a great site. Can I take it from your username that you are into permaculture, too? Would love to see/read about it if you are. Always looking for ideas.
My husband and I are starting our own permaculture paradise here on our 7 1/2 acres. Some of the fruit trees and berry brambles and bushes are already in. We have to do a bit every year because of the cost of trees. Some of our trees are purchased, some are seedlings.
I wish I knew of some place closer that is established so we could visit. Maybe a search is in order... LOL
Are chicken and goat dung considered "fertilizers" to a permaculturist? I ask this because there are 8 acres of pines on my property and about 70% have a common (in this area) but deadly disease. I am digging them out one at a time and burning them and when I'm done, all I'll have left is an 8 acre patch of white field sand.Important to remember is that Mark's permaculture farm will continue to increase in production for about 30 years at which time it will level off for one or two generations.
No plowing, fertilizing, watering, herbicides or pesticides. Bigger and bigger harvests each year.
That's a permaculture design.
I have actually been entertaining the idea of growing passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) there. It's a decent plant for dealing with insomnia when a tea is made from the leaves. They do very well in white field sand and full sun. I already have about 20 of them established and they produce enough seed in one season to seed the entire 8 acres if that's what I chose to do.Shinsan said:Are chicken and goat dung considered "fertilizers" to a permaculturist?
They sure are, Dahc. And when you're done burning those trees, spread and dig the ash in too.
What can you do with the 8 acres? ....... What would you be like to do with them? There's plenty of ways to earn an income from that much space, especially if you want to go into organic gardening, but you have to be interested in doing that.