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About CopperKnight

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  1. CopperKnight

    Here I am

    Hello, Erin. I think raw land can be a plus or a minus. Not much to build from, but it's also a blank slate. Good luck. With I could help with the broom, but I know nothing about it being on the other side of the mountains.
  2. Hey. I'm John. I live in a small city and work in a larger one in an office surrounded by computers, monitors and telephones. At least I have windows to the outside world. Not long ago I decided I'm tired of the office life and want to do something else, maybe be a farmer, but definitely not the kind with a thousand acres of wheat. I want to produce something real instead of just documents and paperwork. So this PDC is one of the steps in that direction. I am building my new life so I can step out of the office and into it. Work doesn't seem so bad with a plan and a roadmap for getting out. You can't just plan, you have to act. I just put a post in the Pub sharing more about what I am planning and what my actions are. Please share your plans and actions there as well.
  3. What are your plans going forward? What do you want to accomplish? What have you done so far to get there? For some reason Stefan Sobkowiak's Permaculture Orchard really struck a chord with me and stuck. I love the idea of a mixed orchard with interplantings of annuals, herbs, etc and building it as a u-pick CSA. This also allows for alternative or backup plans of a non-u-pick CSA, farmers market style selling, other direct sales to local grocers-restaurants, nursery sales, and other options. I'd love to expand the CSA with classes on various related subjects as well. So far I have taken multiple classes (another PDC, PE's Plant Propagation, local farm/food/sustainability expos) and consumed a ton of books, podcasts and videos on the subject. I bought apple scion and rootstock this spring and grafted multiple apple trees (50% success rate isn't too bad for the first go, no?) I have been planting fruit trees, berries, and other perennials and working with them on my current city lot. We have been looking at locations to buy property and, in the spring, will put our house up for sale to buy some acres in a small business friendly location. So... what are your plans and how are you getting there?