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@Merin Porter good idea to set this thread up.
I will go first than.
OK I am from Germany and to be more specific from the Rhine-Ruhr area. On a small property with not enough space for all my garden projects.
I like to grow food and have done so round about 30+years now.
Second interest is beekeeping you can read about it in the year with my bees thread.
Learning an awfull lot about home medicine and natural healing. Something very opposite to my work as a Clinical Research Associate for the pharma industry developing cancer treatment.
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Hi @Jens! Thanks for kicking this off -- I've definitely seen you around the forums, of course, but it's great to know a little bit more about you. :) What is the weather like where you are right now?
And soooo interested to hear more about how you manage the convergence of natural healing with your work as a research associate. Are there ways the two complement each other? How has one informed or challenged the other? I'll bet you know a lot about "why" certain home medicines work, and that's something I find that fascinating....
Hi, I live in a small village in NZ. We have a really great community that is strong with permaculture. I got my certificate a few years back. I have a very small section (350sq/m or3767sq/ft). I have a small orchard and have chickens and a dog. I'm good on theory but struggle with the practicle.
Welcome, @llvonn! We're so glad you're here!
the most remarkable divergence between work life and private life I remember was during last years Home Medicine Summit. In the evening I listened to the presentation about liver flush and natural liver cleansing on the summit and the other day I was in a presentation at an workshop at work that was about a new medicine against NASH which is in short summary a fatty, toxified liver. When I asked the presenter after the talk about the comparison to eating habits and natural liver cleansing he admitted that the results for both are in the same range as for the medicine but it is more convenietn to get a shot instead of beeing responsible yourself for adherance to a good food protocol or liver cleanse.
Aye-yay-yay. I guess it's true that most people would rather get the quick "solution" -- the problem being that what caused the fatty liver in the first place is still around to cause additional problems.... Sad but true....
@Jens and @Merin Porter That is the exact reason we are in the health crisis we are in. No need to change your unhealthy habits, this pill, shot, surgery is quick and easy. Unfortunately there are usually side effects of the quick and easy approach that have downstream negative effects on a persons well being.
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@Nikki Follis Hello, I’m not sure where to post, or who to ask but I have a question I have about billing. I paid for a class and got more than I expected. Making sure it wasn’t a mistake. Thanks.
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@janataylor2020 I am thinking your question might be better answered by @Ruth Ann Reyes . I know I certainly can't answer it. I can say thank you for asking and welcome to TGN. It is a great international community
Hello! I’m from a small town in Pennsylvania. I am an avid gardener, and I love to can and preserve my homegrown fruits and veggies. I am enjoying learning and making my own medicines. I am a baker and love to cook from scratch. I love to fish and kayak with my husband and our Coonhound Retriever rescue dog, Annie. I’m all about living a healthier lifestyle after years of not doing that. I love being a part of this community and learning and growing with you all. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks after all! :)
So glad you're here, @burekcrew86! I have never actually kayaked before, but it's something I'd be interested in trying. How long did it take you to get the hang of? Looks like it requires a serious core for balance.....?
@Merin Porter If you get a chance rent a kayak for a couple hours. There’s rental outfitters pretty much everywhere and it’s very reasonable. Honestly it didn’t take long to get the hang of it. By the end of your first time you will be feeling pretty comfortable. In my opinion, it is one of the most peaceful leisure activities to participate in. There is just nothing like going out on the water and watching an eagle soar above. As you watch a beaver busily working on his latest project or a bear fishing for his breakfast. Water, wildlife, and nature all make for a breathtaking outing.
I hope I get to do this sometime soon! Sounds amazing, and we live in a good place for this....
@Merin Porter thanks for setting this up! I’m from Minnesota. Interested in garden ingredients, gardening, preservation of herbs and veggies, diy herb oils. I’m a cook. I’m into natural home and medicinal remedies in order to ease pains, displeasure, scrapes, and healthy cooking. Being outdoors is a niche. Permaculture Design in buildings or gardens optimizing natural elements. A peaceful activity is walking barefoot on earth. Watching animals in their niches, listening to the wind rustle between the tree leaves, absorbing sunshine. Setting up rain catchers in arid areas providing water to plants. Laying in the grass taking a nap while ants and insects crawl on my skin. Sleeping in a patio during a thunderstorm has pleasure on a sunny day/in the evening. Peace and smiles
I am from New England. I love gardening, cows,(hence, cowlovingirl) raising animals, cooking from scratch, canning and general homesteading stuff
I live in Northern Ohio. I'm getting with in knocking distance of retirement and am starting to plan a relocation. I cook a lot, am starting to work with herbal medications and gardening. Trying to learn more about homesteading to help with my future move.
NE Okla and every category except raising livestock that you listetd i'm into it. You can add research to that as well. If and when I have my own place in the country I hope to add nubian and lamancha goats for milk, and if no other livestock I want to always have chickens. And I love to sew, cook, garden and spoil my cats.
Welcome @RustBeltCowgirl. It is good to have you here! You will find a lot of knowledgeable folks on TGN who've been there done that who are willing to help you as you pursue your new skills.
My name is Ben Stacy and I live in N.E, Texas near Hallsville, Texas.
I have been a gardener for years and I am interested in about everything this channel offers. I am glad to find a community of like minded people to be a part of .
I am actively running my own website and blog helping others with various gardening topics.
I am into gardening topics such as Composting, Worm Composting, Raised Bed Gardening,Homesteading, Seed Saving, Organic pest Control and various other gardening topics.
I am here to share my knowledge with others who are interested and learn from others as well.
Thank You for letting me be a part of your community.
Welcome @ben stacy! It sounds like your interests align well with so many here. It is good to meet you.
@LaurieLovesLearning Thanks for the welcome. I’m looking forward to learning a lot of things. My practice “lab” arrives at the end of the month. I get a 12x6 section of a 12x16 storage barn, walled off for my stuff.
I'm new!! Very excited to be here! I live in Pennsylvania. My question is how do i post something on a forum other than a comment?
My name is Lisa, I live North of Austin, in zone 7/8, central Stephenville, Texas. Interested in lots if topics, enjoy how prepping adds more value to the plant products I like to grow. But interested in wild finds and cooking in the wilderness/camping arena. Thanks for the invite. 😁
Welcome! On the right side of your screen, you should see a blue button that says, "New Discussion". Click that and choose the category and you should be good to go.
Welcome @cartern72 and @Lisa Pizza! Good to have you both here!
@cartern72 Posting is done through the "New Discussion" tab right underneath the search bar at the top of the page. If you click directly on the tab it will take you to a page to set up your new thread. There is a drop down menu for categories. You can start a new thread under anyone of the categories listed.
There is also a drop down menu with an arrow to the side of the "New Discussions" tab that gives you other choices such as "Ask a Question".
@LaurieLovesLearning has set up a tutorial on how to add tags to your discussion.
Great to jion such a powerful group. I live in a small rural town in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. My experience with gardening dates back to about 1943 when we had a Victory Garden at my school and at home with chickens too. Three days before my 11th birthday we moved to Oregon from southern California to a 4.5 acre "gentleman" farm. That is one where Dad has to have a job to help support the farm. We did raise most of our food and even made money by selling milk. Many great experiences took place since that time that I will be sharing later.
Currently have a nice 2.5 acre place with a new home we are almost finished building. Wife says this will be our last home so will be making it into a self supporting place as much as possible. Was an old mobile here when we bought so we were able to live right next to the building project. One of our best ideas was adding solar power to reduce energy costs.
My interests cover all types of food production, alternative energy, Permaculture, and weaving with home grown fiuber.
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Welcome aboard! You can do A LOT more than most people think on 2.5 acres... that is 108,900.1 square feet!
Welcome, @Happy Hank! I am looking forward to your contributions.
Hello, I'm from Indiana. I'm a homeschool mom who enjoys living simple. I like to create natural products. I have been making my own deodorant for 3 years. I'm all about trying to cut the cost and chemicals and make it myself.
I started a patio garden this season, things are going good so far. I purchased all things needed to start canning. I'm into herbs and learning about their benefits. I enjoy reading and learning from others.
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