Dennis

Location:

New Gloucester, ME

Member since:

April 3, 2013

How did you find this particular group? (word of mouth? internet? etc.)

I found a YouTube video of some folks down in Florida, who were given a warehouse and some land for their program to help abused women get a new life. The group converted the land around the warehouse into a permaculture oasis. I contacted some of their members and it turns out they were part of MeetUp.

What interests you about this particular group?

I want to lend a hand so we can become self-reliant, function in harmony with Nature, and live a sustainable lifestyle.

Are you living/gardening/growing predominantly in an urban, suburban or rural setting?

I have been organic gardening for over 25 years in an urban environment. During this time I have had great success using discarded tires in which to cultivate my herbs, sweetgrass, sugarcane, miscanthus, comfrey, vegetables, ecetera.

Do you have any sustainable/resilient living skills that you'd be interested in sharing? Any that you'd like to learn?

I am producing a local company called Maine Rock Flour and we sell genuine Maine rock dust for remineralizing your soil. Eight years ago, I came across an Ebook called 'Bread from Stone'. The author discovered how plants grew bigger, stronger, and healthier when fed remineralized soil. I located several quarries that had the particular minerals and trace elements of which I was looking. When I first started experimenting with the rock flour, I could see the difference within 2 weeks. My test plant's stalks grew stronger and darker green; and later that month, the blossoms were bigger, smelled more fragrent, and the bees seemed to be attracted more to those plants, than the control. Towards summer's end, those plants that received the rock dust grew 1.5 times taller. A year later, my valerian, for example, normally 3 feet tall, grew to a whopping 6 feet! This rock dust is amazing! I currently have rock flour available in bulk form. I'll see you soon. :)

Introduction

Hi Everyone! I have been organic gardening for over 25 years. I am currently experimenting with growing sugarcane, tobacco, other medicinal plants, natural dyes, high-protein plants, and herbs.


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