Permaculture forum: Britain's oldest food forest

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 18, 2015 10:27 AM CST
DD sent this link to me and I thought it might be interesting.
permaculture.co.uk/videos/oldest-food-forest-britain

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hazelnut
Aug 19, 2015 11:44 AM CST
http://www.ecovillagefindhorn.com/index.php

Findhorn is older--but I guess technically they don't have a food forest.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 19, 2015 12:47 PM CST
I like the ecovillage. Nice! I saw a program on a tv series "Growing a Greener World" that highlighted what I would call a "subdivision" centered around an organic farm, maintaining their own rainwater filtering systems, CSA, farm internships, various sustainable farm-oriented business funding, their own school system, etc. I'm not sure about passive energy systems. It's located in Lake County, IL - I think in the Naperville area.

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hazelnut
Aug 20, 2015 9:37 AM CST
There is a similar intentional farming community in Tennessee called "The Farm". Back in the 60s it was a commune, --sometimes a nudist community (!). But it is still in existence and the people there practice sustainable farming.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 20, 2015 11:18 AM CST
Crumbs! I wish I had been more knowledgeable about all of this a few years ago! DD lived in Franklin and Santa Fe, TN and moved to MI a couple of years ago. Our final TN road trip had us driving from Santa Fe to Chattanooga. Thanks for posting that!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 20, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Mentioned The Farm to DD and she knows all about it and has been there. She was considering using them for an umbrella school for homeschooling her daughter. And I missed it.

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hazelnut
Aug 21, 2015 7:06 AM CST
We were working near there one year, and were invited over for a party. We brought the director of Mound State Archaeological Park with us. One of the party hostesses attended the party in the nude. Poor director was so shocked, it took him a week to get over it and probably never did completely. The lady--and the other party attendees--seemed to think it was perfectly normal to attend a party (as hostess) in the nude. Since then, Ive seen cook books, and other interesting productions put out by The Farm.
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/living-well-by-eating-rotte...
Sandor Katz was at one time at The Farm, but later was affiliated with another community in Tennessee.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 21, 2015 8:06 AM CST
Very interesting article on fermentation. While DD and I made sauerkraut a few years back, I haven't really explored it much. Interesting point on using fermented foods to mitigate the probable damage from chlorinated tap water.

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hazelnut
Aug 23, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Here's an old article I did on Sauerkraut: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/210/

Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 23, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Thanks for posting that link. DD had fermenting sauerkraut on her kitchen counters for a few weeks. DH is Polish and I am German so we both grew up with it although always served hot.

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