Jacksonville, FLUSA 32246
July 15, 2013
I am from houston, texas and i was a volunteer at the last organic outpost in the fifth ward. I worked there for about 3 years. We used composted horse and cow manure to build raised beds and grew year round. we also used a spring fed creek nearby to water the farm.
i have a basic level of understanding. I also attended a Trails Unlimited seminar in Conroe, Texas in 2007 that was paid for by the National Forestry Service that was free to the public that was all about how to build sustainable multi-use trails in our national parks.
I have a small one foot tall by one and a half foot wide by 10 feet long garden bed that i am growing 8 tomato plants. I used quarter inch hardware cloth to clean up all of the dirt. then i added coconut coir, ocean forest sea meal compost, earthworm castings and a poultry compost with added mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria fora good culture. I use a PVC and lead free rubber hose from ace hardware. My water is filtered tap water that passes through a coconut carbon filter with a KDF/GAF element that is good for 12,000 gallons. I have a small grapefruit tree and am sprouting eggplant and squash to plant next month.
I like to ferment my own sourdough bread and sauerkraut. I also really like coconuts for their many practical house hold uses. I would like learn about espalier techniques.
I love to eat my greens
I liked all of the dozens of seeds and plants that were exchanged. Congratulations to everyone that signed up to have their homestead introduced to permaculture. The conversions that I had with the group were pleasant and thoughtful.