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I have been gardening organically since I was old enough to walk--my mother was an organic gardener in the 70s and on, made her own yogurt, dried fruits and vegs, canned, etc. We had goats, sheep, chickens, and she taught us everything we needed to know to be fully self-sustaining, even though that's not what she and my dad did or do. But we know how to reuse anything, all of us can survive in the wilderness (we know all about edible plants and survival techniques), and I don't think I fully understood how much I owe her until very recently and I'm 41!

I've been trained as a Master Gardener in MN, which does me very little good in TN :-) but I'm learning fast. I have 1 acre to convert to native plants and I'm trying to cope with intense shade and water. Oh my gosh. I've got to control the water situation somehow. Every rain, a moat surrounds the house and eventually flows into an odd brick-filled hole in the side yard. Where it goes after that, I've no idea. I has access to lots of native plants--my parents have 80 acres of woods outside Nashville--so I'm experimenting.

I'm very interested in sustainable agriculture and food availability and have been researching and learning. I have also tried to incorporate edible plants in my landscaping and I believe in seed saving and plant exchange as a way to keep the diversity of plant world alive. there. enough venting.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z6 TN

My favorite forum 1 is Tennessee Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Edible Landscape.

First registered on May 13, 2004 .