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Here is a free open source list of what can be grown under existing trees in the Midwest and other areas. Feel free to share this and comment. Thanks to Midwest Permaculture for helping enable this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryce Ruddock Apr 12, 2013.

 

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Suburban and urban Permaculturist
A bit about me:
Permaculturist since 1980. Took the PDC class and got certificate in 2008 and certified to teach Permaculture in 2010 by Permaculture Institute USA and Cascadia Permaculture Institute. Currently teaching a for free Permaculture class that runs 2 days per month in the Southeast Wisconsin area.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Squash, roasted beet salad, and greens all from the gardens.
Currently reading:
Urban Watershed Forestry Manual from the US Forest Service
Currently listening to:
Right now nothing but normally Wisconsin Public Radio or KPFA online programs from Pacifica network.
My latest DIY project:
Swales and berms for an 1800 square foot community garden site.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Referred by a friend who had heard of it elsewhere.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.permacultureproject.com

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At 11:59am on November 11, 2012, Calamity Jane said…
hello Bryce! i just approved you for our group, and i am so excited! what a wonderful addition you will be. i had secretely hoped we would attract someone who knew something... ;)
i have not been able to contain my enthusiasm (obsessive nature) and am reading well ahead of the group in the manual. i just got to the chapter on patterns. oof! does it become clearer? i hope so. very difficult stuff to wrap my brain around.
just so you know, i am a born skeptic, and have many disagreements with permaculture and mollison. but, considering my normal skeptisism, i as much a convert as i've ever been about anything! i am loving my little self made class, and seriously considering spending more money on more books. have you read the earth care manual by patrick whitefield (i think)? supposed to be temperate climate/britain focused. would it be worth it to read in addition to mollisons book, or does it reiterate a lot?
thank you so much for offering up your expertise! please come over to our introductions page and tell us a bit more about yourself.
At 12:28pm on November 12, 2012, Calamity Jane said…
thank you so much for your recommendations. i am definitely reading slowly, 1-3 pages per day, often two or three times over. sometimes just to get the point, sometimes to really drive it in. i didn't at all mean to complain about the density or difficulty, i am LOVING the challenge. absolutely loving it. i just want to make sure i really get the patterning, because it seems so pivotally important. your comment that patterning is just using geometry to describe observable things in nature is very helpful.
i have big dreams to take some kind of class or course, someday. my man's parents live in spokane, so we go there often, know of anything nearby?
At 12:00pm on November 13, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Bryce. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us—and Perma-Curious! Seems like, with your background and knowledge, you’ll be a great asset to the group! Since everything here on the site comes from our members, I hope you’ll consider sharing stories and photos of your own DIY projects (swales, berms, and otherwise) in our member blog, The Stew. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage. And if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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