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This online gardening community is different, political, and organic. I decided to start these forums so gardeners would have a free place to discuss heirloom gardening, gene-altered food, seed saving, natural politics and products. We are dedicated to saving our food and horticultural heritage, and hope you enjoy this forum for the free-thinking gardener!
Wishing you great gardening,
Thank you Ms. M, we discovered this path and we are following through. We started as complete ignoramuses and we are learning as we go along. We are happy to share our experience with others as we made so many mistakes that could be avoided. Good luck in your endeavor.
Reading your post about self-sufficiency reminded me of our current path. I was inspired by your efforts, they seem well beyond our own (which our friends think are pretty extreme). Grinding your own grain? Making your own tofu? We are doing well to recycle our bathwater! Anyway, thanks for the boost. Now, to scout out the location for my new black currants in my soon-to-be permaculture forest garden (suburban style).
Can I ask where you are in Maine? I have a friend who is moving to Matawaska (spelling?) in February. He's not much of a gardener, but one of your posts mentioned making ale and beer, and THAT is right up his alley.
I, on the other hand, am very curious about Maine gardening. Not that I can see myself gardening in the snow, but how long is your growing season there, and what kind of things can you grow? One of the places my friend Paul is looking at has some acerage, and I suggested an orchard. Have any ideas?