Hi I’ve just had a look at your virtual tour. We are in the process of buying a 69 acre farm, but 30 acres of that is ex 1960’s 1970’s landfill, now pasture. We’ve had soil tests done so we know what’s down there, but … In your virtual tour you say “Fruit trees can be grown in soil of questionable quality as contaminants are less likely to cross the fruit-stem barrier.” Could you let me know where I can get information of contamination uptake in fruit trees, and other fruit and other crops, as we’d like to grow fruit and herbs on that part of the land.
thanks for the great resources and info in ‘toolbox’.
I am a yestermarrow certificate student and one of my friends david runge is taking your urban regeneration course. I wish i was there but have obligations right now here in chicago. also kieth morris was one of my permaculture instructors and has been very helpful and encouraging in my free school endeavors. they may have already hooked you up with the mid-coast free school web page before you get this. besides checking out our website, which isn’t really much, i just wanted to let you know more about what the free school is planning for the future.
mid-coast free school is in its infancy and were only in the second semester but one of our goals is to create a strong urban sustainability curriculum of group collaborations in design, building and implementing permaculture principals in sustainable urban application and are trying to encouraging urban sustainability within the community. we have a long way to go but we are centralized in a low income neighborhood called humboldt park in chicago’s near west. it is a semi industrial area that has fallen into ruin and i am trying to negotiate a collaboration with growing powers chicago projects which i have done volunteer work for in the past for creating community gardens on vacant lots.
we are brainstorming ways to engage the community and get them involved in both our sustainability projects and other free school classes. we are dedicated and enthusiastic but complete armatures non the less when it comes to community activism and to a lesser extent permaculture and urban sustainability.
chicago is also really corrupt and that creates a lot of roadblocks and we aren’t interested in engaging in politics if at all possible. so it will probably be a few years before things really get going. I just hope we can keep the faith and make it happen.
So thanks again for the ‘toolbox’. besides checking out our web-page if your ever in town and want to check out what were doing feel free to stop by and see how were progressing. keep up the good work.
I’m VERY interested in the R.U.S.T. program, but am doing a big Open Space Technology regenerative community charrette on the 11th, so I’m not able to attend. Please tell me you’ll be doing it again soon, and if so, what dates? I want to block out my calendar ASAP!
Hey Scott, I saw you speak at NOFA last summer, which led me to your website. I have a few questions pertaining to the upcoming RUST workshop next weekend. First is there still room to sign up? Second, are there future scheduled dates for more workshops? and thirdly, just as a side thought, is it possible to attend just one day? Another unrelated question is if it is possible to get your book in another language? I spend a lot of time working with permaculture in latinamerica and would love to have a copy in spanish and/or portuguese. Many blessings for your awesome work.
I see you have chickens.My wife and I just hatched some eggs and had to bring them back to where we bought them.I thought the city of Albany didn’t allow chickens in the city.How did you manage to pull it off? We love what you are doing and hope more people realize we need to get more local with our food sources.
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