I have recently moved and have about 3/4+ of an acre in a subtropical climate (lucky, i know)... I have already started a garden with melons and tomatoes and have bought a bunch of fruit trees (2 fig, 2 cherimoya, cherry of the rio grande, 2 blueberry, 2 blackberry, raspberry, white sapote, strawberry guava.. Still planning on buying pineapple guava, persimmon, and a few stone fruits at least)... I'm so in over my head right now. I would love somewhere i could just ask questions and people would be helpful and not annoyed. I am also trying to figure out if i can revive a few orange trees that are on the property and pretty much dead or have bad fruit.
Trying to get through books quickly enough to begin planting soon is hard (I know it's best to plant in spring). Also if anyone knows a lot and is willing to answer questions here that'd be cool, too. I'm in Lakeside, ca (inland san diego area).
thanks, i'll look into it.
Maybe some of these links can help you:
American Community Gardening Association: CommunityGarden.org
Australian Community Gardens Network, communitygarden.org.au.
Bay Area Seed Interchange Library, EcologyCenter.Org/BASIL
Bountiful Gardens, BountifulGardens.org
City Food Growers, Australia; cityfoodgrowers.com.au
Community Alliance with Family Farmers: CAFF.org
Community Gardening Association: CommunityGarden.org
Earth Garden Magazine, POB 2, Trentham, VIC 3458, Australia; earthgarden.com.au. Magazine for sustainable living
Edible Estates, EdibleEstates.org
FedCo Co-op Garden Supplies, POB 520, Waterville, ME 04903; 207-873-7333; fedcoseeds.com
Food Empowerment Project, POB 7071, San Jose, CA 95150-7071; 530-848-4021; FoodIsPower.org
Food Not Lawns: FoodNotLawns.com
Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, gardeningatthedragonsgate.com
Garden Project, GardenProject.org
Growing Organic, GrowingOrganic.com
Harmony Hikes, HarmonyHikes.com. Sergei Boutenko’s wild food foraging adventure hikes. Sergei is part of the Boutenko family of Ashland, Oregon. They have hiked hundreds of miles in the wild while surviving on wild plants. With his sister, Valya, he is also the author of the recipe book, Fresh. Access: RawFamily.com.
Hollygrove Market and Farm, New Orleans, hollygrovemarket.com
Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants and Other Forageables, WildFoodAdventures.com
Kids Gardening, kidsgardening.com.
The Learning Garden, TheLearningGarden.org. Venice, California location. Often have raw food gatherings on weekends.
Mid-City Community Garden, New Orleans, midcitycommunitygarden.com
Montview Neighborhood Farm, 38 Henry St., Northampton, MA 01060; montviewfarm.org. A CSA (community supported agriculture) food forest located on three acres of land near downtown Northampton.
National Farmers Union Seed Saver Campaign, 2717 Wentz Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7K 4B6, Canada; NFU.CA/SeedSaver.html
National Gardening Association, garden.org.
National Plant Germplasm Service, ARS-Grin.Gov/NPGS
Native Seeds: NativeSeeds.org
New Orleans Food & Farm Network, noffn.org
Organic Gardening Magazine, organicgardening.com
Oregon Tilth: Tilth.org
Organic Seed Alliance: SeedAlliance.org
Osborn International Seed Co., OsbornSeed.Com
Theodore Payne Foundation, TheodorePayne.Org. Promotes the preservation and use of native plants. Sells native fruiting trees and bushes.
Peoples’ Global Action, AGP.Org
Planting Seeds Project, New City Institute, Vancouver, CA; NewCity.CA/Pages/Planting_Seeds.html
Primal Seeds, PrimalSeeds.Org
Rare Seeds, RareSeeds.com
Ray Mears, RayMears.com
Real Food Challenge, realfoodchallenge.org
Restoring Our Seed, POB 520, Waterville, ME 04903; GrowSeed.Org
The Rhizome Collective, Austin, TX; rhizomecollective.org
Save Our Seed: SavingOurSeed.org
Scatterseed Project, POB 1167, Farmington, ME 04938; GardeningPlaces.Com/ScatterSeed.htm
Seed Alliance, SeedAlliance.org
Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, Salt Spring Island, BC; SeedSanctuary.Org
Seed Savers Australia, seedsavers.net
Seed Savers Exchange: SeedSavers.org
Seed Savers Network, SeedSavers.Net
Seeds of Change, SeedsOfChange.com
Seeds of Diversity, POB 36, Stn. Q, Toronto, ON M4T 2L7, Canada; Seeds.CA
Seeds Trust, Seedstrust.com
Snow Seed Organic, 831-758-9869; SnowSeedCo.Com
Sow Organic Seed Co., POB 527, Williams, OR 97544; OrganicSeed.Com
Square Food Gardening, SquareFootGardening.com
Synergy Seeds, synergyseeds.com
Tilth Producers, TilthProducers.org
Underwood Gardens, Maryann Underwood, 1414 Ximmerman Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098; UnderwoodGardens.Com. Maryann Underwood’s company sells endangered and heirloom seeds; works to preserve genetic diversity of food plants; teaches people the ancient practice of saving seeds; and publishes books and videos on how to save seeds. The Web site features a forum where gardeners can share gardening tips, ask questions, and receive feedback.
United Plant Savers, POB 400, East Barre, VT, 05649; UnitedPlantSavers.Org
Victory Seeds, VictorySeeds.com
Wild Man Steve Brill, WildManSteveBrill.com.
Willing Workers on Organic Fams (WWOOF), WWOOF.org
Fruit based Permaculture!
The Humanure Handbook is a great resource!
Free download here:
Well LFRV poo is cleaner than SAD food!:)
Also a lot of farms use animal poo so why not use human poo?
It makes a lot of sense to me.
The elements of Biodynamics and Permaculture and the basics of composting and Remineralization adn using seaweed extracts for mineralization (tons of information i can share online there) is critical and the local chapters of organic association in your area is critical.
they can tell you the history of what has been tried and what worked an what did not.
Not really sure you could ever grow cold climate things there unless oyu knwo something I dont... stone fruits and blueberries???????Ther eis even an organic ag department at your universities there too. adn local meeting sof the local organic growers.
Tilth/soil HUMUS HUMUS HUMUS HUMUS is the key. adn earthworms
Take every class on composting adn now you can even consult utube videos for tutorials which is a beneifit in some ways and limits you in others. Lastly visit all the organic farms within a 40 mile radius or so.