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Forest Gardener in need of a Forest to garden.

Dave Bennett

Joined: Jun 25, 2011
Posts: 641
I am a lifetime gardener that was instructed in gardening techniques that never used chemicals of any kind.  I was given the basics of forest gardening when I was in grade school although at the time I did not know what I was being given.  You can read about it on my post here titled A Shaman's Garden.

I have been single for more years than I care to mention and have not had a suitable piece of land to garden for a couple of decades. 

I would love to have the opportunity to find a woman that shares my ideas of working with nature to produce food in a natural environment.  Food forests are in my opinion the only truly sustainable method of farming.  I have developed a skill set over my years of living that work well for maintaining such an endeavor.

Things about me that may be relevant are that I am not a vegan and am not opposed to harvesting game for food.  I have read several post by interesting women on this thread that mentioned being vegan which prevented me from making contact so I thought it good to mention my preferences here.
I am not in any way deity oriented either.  I have been called eccentric but eclectic is, in my opinion, much closer to the truth.  There are other aspects about me that are best left for you to discover if there is any interest.

I am currently living in Virginia but would much prefer moving north to Pennsylvania or the Adirondack Plateau region of upstate NY.  Those are not set in stone but preferences.  I grew up in the mountains of upstate NY and know the terrain and climate very well. 

"When there is no life in the soil it is just dirt."
Melissa Sharapova

Joined: May 18, 2012
Posts: 7
I would like to bring more Agroforestry to the mono-cropping farms of Iowa! I Forest Garden on my one acre. Its amazing what can fit on an acre! I'm tired of being single too. Tell me more about yourself!
Barb Morris

Joined: Oct 17, 2011
Posts: 6
Hi there,

Not sure if you are still looking for a forest to garden, but I am in Nova Scotia, Canada and would certainly welcome assistance. You did not mention your age, but I am 52, a single mom, living off-grid on 55 acres. I built the place from scratch, having bought the land almost 6 years ago and it is a serious work in progress, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This summer I will be focusing on gardening, but could use the help of someone with much more knowledge in that department than I have.

Please send me a quick note to tell me that you are already happily digging away or simply to acknowledge my message. Best of luck!
Jen Shrock

Joined: Jan 25, 2013
Posts: 363
Location: NW Pennsylvania Zone 5B bordering on Zone 6
If you are still in the game, I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more about you. I live in an urban enviroment in PA and have a lot that is a little less than .5 acre that I am planning on starting to transition this spring using food forest / permaculture principles. I will be turning 40 in a couple of weeks and my dog is my kid. If interested, I would like to hear a little more about you.


"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." ~Maori Proverb
Dianna Dodge

Joined: Mar 08, 2013
Posts: 8
Have you found your foresting partner?
I am in NW RI, abutting woods, lakes very nearby, 1 acre, ready to create an addition enclosing rocket heater, greenhouse and aqua-ponic gardens. Other interests include herb and plant medicine, essential oil distillation, getting off grid, etc...
Mar Barak

Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 73
Location: NYC
Hello Dave,
Im in NY if you want to visit.

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Who said that?
Dale Hodgins

Joined: Jul 28, 2011
Posts: 5500
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
I checked the stats. It's been a year since Dave posted on the forum. So, he's not ignoring you, I doubt that he checks it. Dave mentioned dragging his trailer west, to a plot of land he'd investigated. That's was his hearts desire. He's an older guy. He makes soap. He was in a band and was known as Super Dave. He knew Bob Seeger. I've got a steel trap memory. I never met Dave, but I know many other things about him. Kinda weird.

Dale's picks - These are some of my favorite threads. Greed - My garden - ethics - Good wood bad wood Alder - Bees - Pulling nails -
Mar Barak

Joined: May 21, 2012
Posts: 73
Location: NYC
Thanks Dale,
Maybe he forgot about us.
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