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  • Bend, OR
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Cornelia commented on marie's blog post 'where to buy land to set up my homestead?'
"Woohooo~ Marie! Congratulations! Please keep us apprised of your continuing adventures and victories! Also be sure to check out the OR resources on Farm Aid's Farm Resource Network: http://www.farmaid.org/FRN"
Jan 11, 2011
marie replied to Lizz's discussion 'Coffe bean Bags and Mulch?'
"the coffee beans will just biodegrade so they'd make a great mulch. are they organic coffee beans? it seems to me that burlap bags may be too porous - the soil would dry out quickly or water would easily leak out from the bottom. if you have…"
Oct 12, 2010
Rachel Hoff commented on marie's blog post 'where to buy land to set up my homestead?'
"I would say Northern Coastal California - Mendocino or Northern Sonoma County. More water than the more southern areas and you can easily grow olives and figs - they are everywhere around here. It doesn't snow - wet winters and drier summers.…"
Oct 12, 2010
marie commented on marie's blog post 'where to buy land to set up my homestead?'
"thanks, Randy. thing is, i've had this dream for over 10 years now. the original plan was an olive orchard in Spain + rammed earth workshops and dry farming apprenticeships. spain is out of the equation as is the extreme desert. i do need to…"
Oct 11, 2010
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where to buy land to set up my homestead?

I've come to the Barbara-Kingsolver-conclusion that living and farming in Tucson, AZ is not sustainable. And it's only going to get hotter. I'll be in Tucson for the rest of the month and so will take best advantage of this time by interviewing all of the local Urban Agriculture folks to learn from them.In moving on, I'm wondering how to go about finding a place to live.I've started a short list:+ free flowing water. well augmented by rain water harvesting? river (as in Missoula, MT)?+ a…See More
Oct 11, 2010
marie replied to marie's discussion 'food dehydrating in a car' in the group Food Preservation
"I tried this yesterday with two bananas. I don't have a thermometer so have no idea how hot it got in the car (to kill mold,etc.), but ate them right away and am fine. I split the bananas down the long way into their natural three pieces. Put…"
Apr 10, 2010
Fostermamas replied to marie's discussion 'food dehydrating in a car' in the group Food Preservation
"Interesting idea! Here's a blog post I found about someone who tried it: http://thetanglednest.com/2009/08/drying-food-in-car/"
Apr 6, 2010
Rachel Hoff replied to marie's discussion 'food dehydrating in a car' in the group Food Preservation
"I have a friend that does this. I'm not sure what she uses as trays, but we live in northern california and it works well here."
Apr 5, 2010
Aliza Ess replied to marie's discussion 'food dehydrating in a car' in the group Food Preservation
"I have been wanting to try that too! Since it's not too humid I bet you will be fine (maybe leave your windows cracked.) You could probably just use any old screens or trays as long as there is air circulation. You could also try a solar oven…"
Apr 5, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
Fill in the blank:
BA organic gardening, MS Agriculture Education
A bit about me:
moved to Bend, OR in Jan 2011 as a base from which to start my land search.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
spinach, walnut, apple, hard boiled egg, avocado, red potato, balsamic.
Currently reading:
small business starup books
Currently listening to:
always pearl jam
My latest DIY project:
finding land.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.nativeseeds.org

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where to buy land to set up my homestead?

I've come to the Barbara-Kingsolver-conclusion that living and farming in Tucson, AZ is not sustainable. And it's only going to get hotter. I'll be in Tucson for the rest of the month and so will take best advantage of this time by interviewing all of the local Urban Agriculture folks to learn from them.


In moving on, I'm wondering how to go about finding a place to live.


I've started a short list:
+ free flowing water. well augmented…
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Posted on October 11, 2010 at 8:09pm — 10 Comments

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At 1:59pm on April 22, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Marie - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org. Would love to hear if you've tried another round of bokashi. It fascinates (and scares) me!

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