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Vicki Reed

Joined: Dec 14, 2011
Posts: 1
Hello, I am very new to this. I have purchased a 1/2 acre of land in Timberon, New Mexico and want to apply permaculture principles in designing a food forest. My sister and I will be taking classes in March after which we will head out to New Mexico to see what's what. We plan on building a super adobe dwelling and I just want to know if anyone else has done anyn building up there. We are about 7100 ft above sea level. There is water on the property and we intend to install composting toilets to manage our black water, while using our gray water for our garden. We have to clear our little plot before we can do anything and if anyone has any advice, I am open.

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richard valley

Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 207
Location: Sierra Nevada mountain valley CA, & Nevada high desert
Hi Vicki, Living at 7100ft you will have problems and pleasures to that altitude. Just wondering is that city water or do you have a well?
John Polk

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6695
Location: Currently in Seattle. Probably moving 1 hour north by end of the year.
You have chosen a rather unique growing region. I have just come across a permaculture book pertaining to that region. You might want to see if you can find it at the local library (before buying it).

Tyler Ludens

Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 5326
Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
Toby Hemenway posted a link to these folks who work in high altitudes.

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