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Doug R.


Sacramento, CA
Hometown: Sacramento

Member since:

March 10, 2013

What do you know about permaculture?

My general understanding is to work with what you have, and aim for practices that are healthy, sustainable and that cross-compliment. I'm pulling out quite a few plants if they are not native, require a lot of water and/or are not beneficial in any way to birds or bees. I'm re-planting with attractive, (mostly) native and fuss-free plants that have specific purposes such as providing wildlife food year round, or Ceanothus, a water-free privacy screen.

Do you enjoy hands on projects?

I'm a very competent hands-on guy; built a greenhouse in the backyard, and could build a boat if so inclined...

What are you looking for from this group?

I'm looking to learn from like-minded people, and some day I may have enough growing seasons under my belt to have something to share with others.

What permaculture emphasis grabs you the most? Sustainable gardening and farming, natural building, activism, cooporative communities, other?

For now I have a great deal on my plate building the backyard garden. With the greenhouse, (established) fruit trees, and several garden beds I'm trying to set up a kitchen garden that provides some basic vegetable staples year-round with lots of bonus plants at different seasons such as picking flowers and pumpkins.


Hi, I'm Doug, and I've recently bought my first house, on a quarter acre lot with a large backyard that I'll be utilizing as a pretty big garden.

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