Re: [permaculture-61] New Project Tips?

From: Francesco
Sent on: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:28 PM
hello all,

i echo all that has been mentioned, but i would incorporate more of a focus on design for pleasure. ?all the aforementioned suggestions work to further a pleasurable space, but i believe the assessment and study of the space benefits from simply 'being' there for a while and observing before a whole systems design is even considered. ?simple gatherings and having creative folks come together and free associate and spill forth with ideas over hot cider or snacks or both may be a way to begin seeing life thrive in that space. ?at the very least, it provides an impetus and space for community building and strengthening. ?it may be a bit forthright of me, but i would be willing to provide fantastic just and clean wood fired brick oven bread as well as collaborate with others if a gathering were to happen. ?in regards to the need for ecological restoration and social 're-story-ation', gatherings are part of the whole systems design approach to creative problem solving and so is the quiet that comes with just being silent and listening to a place. ?
just a thought.
take care, revel, and share.

fra'?

p.s. ?i'm new to the city and i'm a certified designer with a few years experience, but?i have some great experience with myco-remediation. ?if in fact you do need to clean up some chemical legacies left in your back yard, let me know.??anyway, have fun and take care. ?

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Natalie <[address removed]> wrote:
Test your soil first, cost for comprehensive (pH, metals, and organic matter), is only about $15 via UMass Lab.


On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Jordan <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello all,

I am moving into a new apartment in Clinton Hill this weekend with a huge, empty backyard with one big tree.? I want to grow a lot of food, build raised beds, set up rain water collection, compost, etc.etc.? I also have a large roof.?
I am excited but completely? overwhelmed and have no idea where to start....It is December now, where do I go from here?? I am willing to invest a lot of time and some money into making this an amazing project.? Can anyone offer "101" advice?? Or a particular book I should I pick up?

Thanks!

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Tasting Awareness is now dedicated to teaching people healthy food preparation based on affordable, available ingredients. It empowers people to redesign their communities to support a food culture based on sustainable, local sources.

Taste is where the awareness begins that healthy change can be good and thoroughly pleasing.
The steps you make to take control of your diet re-introduces you as a participant in nature's renewable cycles with a more sustainable pattern of food consumption that will save you money.
The practices of healthy food preparation and consumption benefit from being done in community.
Communities need to self-determine to create new social structures to support health.
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