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Hello Merveilles πŸ‘‹ I've been a big fan of this instance for a long time and I'm honored to join the likes of everyone here.

Much of my time is spent working with plants and animals, preserving harvests, and educating folks on all of these things. I also design and build tools and software alongside @winduptoy at sensorstation.co. I'm 500-hr certified yoga instructor, VCE Master Gardener, and pursuing a dedicated art practice.

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Tickfoot is a gardener and permaculture enthusiast who posts about growing your own food and maintaining a garden. You can follow at:

➑️ @tickfoot (contains pictures of homegrown food, vegetables etc)

Tickfoot has a website at https://sensorstation.co

#TickFoot #Gardening #Gardener #Garden #Gardens #Permaculture #HomegrownFood #Food #FoodAndDrink #Environment #OffTheGrid #Plants #Flowers #Vegetables #Florespondence

Initial funding thoughts:
- Crowd share funding of some kind with visual data for cost-to-date, future costs, etc.
- Patreon
- Random donations as people feel like supporting it

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Educational modules would be organized by topic to include things like soil health, the basics of plant biology, garden design, crop planning, perennial gardening, native habitats, etc. Each module would then have numerous lessons around that topic. The estimated cost to create these modules is between $1200 and $3500 depending on the depth of content. It is my hope to bootstrap and launch this project, but in order for the program to sustain long-term and grow it will need public funding.

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This Agroecology learning center would be an open-source program designed to help folks of all age, ability, background, and economic sector learn how to engage with nature through gardening and rewilding practices. The goal of this program is to provide a collection of practical content that initiates a meaningful and reciprocal relationship with nature through the lens of food production.

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I want to create an Agroecology online education platform that would help people connect to nature through the lens of food production. I believe food sovereignty and natural habitat regeneration are deeply intertwined and paramount to a resilient future.

Read my more specific details in the comments and then:

1. Like if you'd be interested in this program.

2. Give me ideas for funding this in a way that does not involve a pay-wall.

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Tomato Blight πŸ…

There are several competing arguments on what causes the disease. Some researchers say that soil which is nutrient-deficient provides the ideal breeding ground for blight.

https://kitchen-garden.be/gardening-why-garden/tomato-blight

#Garden #Gardening #GrowYourOwn

August feels like a legit hustle to preserve as much as possible. We got a batch of crushed tomatoes processed, dehydrated slices for 'sundried' (so nice to have on a gray winter day), and about 1.5 lbs of fresh basil made into pesto for freezing.

Here's the crushed tomato recipe we use if you're looking to do the same.
nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_03/tomat

I'll add that we start everything from seed, make all of our own compost and amendments and therefore spend very little money on making this possible. All you need is a patch of soil, time, and the good graces of nature.

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We're harvesting around 10-15 lbs of produce every other day at the moment. Growing enough to feed ourselves, store for winter, and share with others. We're doing it all organically on about 1772 ftΒ² (0.04 acre) in an urban area. We're not just feeding humans, but also a large population of insects and wildlife that have moved in as well. I share all of this because I want others to know how very possible it is to cultivate abundance for yourself and everything around you. πŸ’š 🌿

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Last weekend I had the joy of helping a friend tend to her Langstroth beehives. We inspected and replaced frames, checked queens and brood, and even harvested some delicious honey and comb. 🐝 🍯

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I had the joy of helping teach a class of 1st and 2nd graders about vermicomposting this week. They started out completely disgusted and left totally in love with these neat little creatures. I made this 5-gallon demo worm bin that I'll use at other workshops in the future, spreading the gospel of red wrigglers. πŸ˜‚

πŸ› #garden #garten #vermicompost

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"Scientists spent a decade intensively monitoring the impacts of a large government-funded experiment at Hillesden, a 1,000-hectare commercial arable farm in Buckinghamshire. (...) Numbers of some butterfly species including the gatekeeper and green-veined white doubled, and birds that usually feed on insects benefited from the shelter provided by hedges and grass margins, including the great tit, up 88%, and blue tit, up 73%. They also found that overall yields at Hillesden were maintained – and enhanced for some crops – despite the loss of agricultural land for habitat creation."

The science is in: permaculture works, it can feed us all and it helps the planet too.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/03/nature-friendly-farming-does-not-reduce-productivity-study-finds

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Hello Merveilles πŸ‘‹ I've been a big fan of this instance for a long time and I'm honored to join the likes of everyone here.

Much of my time is spent working with plants and animals, preserving harvests, and educating folks on all of these things. I also design and build tools and software alongside @winduptoy at sensorstation.co. I'm 500-hr certified yoga instructor, VCE Master Gardener, and pursuing a dedicated art practice.

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.