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Laura G.

Event Organizer

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Citra, FL
Hometown: Planet Earth

Member since:

June 13, 2011

What planting/gardening methods are you utilizing currently?

My gardening efforts have failed miserably and I've turned to "volunteerism." That is, whatever comes up and is good, gets to grow. I have an abundance of tabasco chilies, plus native ornamentals/butterfly plants. UPDATE: It's getting better as I become accustomed to the nuances of the climate! Yippee!

Which self-sufficiency topic interests you the most?

No answer yet

Can you offer related topic knowledge to contribute to group learning efforts?

I raise worms and Black Soldier Fly Larvae for composting and critter food. I was also trained by the cooperative extension's Master Food Preserver Program, so have some knowledge about canning, jamming, dehydrating, etc. along with much practice.

What's your experience level in gardening &/or preparedness?

hmmm.... I'm...mostly prepared now. I've lived off the grid and in remote areas where weather/power/fire issues were common. I don't know how to rate my level. Always learning.

What motivated you do join the group?

Gardening and Barter - both topics close to my heart. I don't consider myself a "prepper" - that word has negative images in my mind - but like to be ready for anything - or as much as I possibly can on my own. Laura Ingalls Wilder's books had a huge impact on me as a kid.... (no, never watched Little House on TV...sacrilege!).


I've been in Florida since 2009. I considered myself a gardener when I got here, but have revised that to a "sand partier." I'm most successful with (hot) chili peppers and butterfly plants - they grow on their own!

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This just gets better and better.

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