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Permaculture attempt in high desert of California

 
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any update on this post?   im in los angeles but would like to move to high desert or establish some sort of part time base to experiment with permaculture ideas.  socal deserts are rough - hard if you're not there all the time to prevent squatters and thieves grabbing your stuff.  anyone else have experience in this regard?  im somewhat new to the forum but maybe this has been discussed elsewhere.
 
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Location: California Republic - The Angels County - Antelope Valley
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Madeline Breeze wrote:any update on this post?   im in los angeles but would like to move to high desert or establish some sort of part time base to experiment with permaculture ideas.  socal deserts are rough - hard if you're not there all the time to prevent squatters and thieves grabbing your stuff.  anyone else have experience in this regard?  im somewhat new to the forum but maybe this has been discussed elsewhere.



The Adobe Mountain โ›ฐ Foothills-Permaculture Experiment Experience (AMF-PEE) continues...! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ‰

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is that in Lancaster, CA?  your stove looks pretty cool, did it work well through our long winter?  hard to tell from your photos how much planting you have done but i see some trees and strawberries!  what has been your greatest success and challenge so far?  thanks for sharing!
 
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Madeline Breeze wrote: is that in Lancaster, CA?  your stove looks pretty cool, did it work well through our long winter?  hard to tell from your photos how much planting you have done but i see some trees and strawberries!  what has been your greatest success and challenge so far?  thanks for sharing!



Yes, the AMFPEE Land is located on unincorporated Los Angeles County, Butte Valley, (Lancaster), California Republic.

โ€œLil Frankensteinโ€ (AMFPEEโ€™s new mini-rocket-mass-heater/stove) was only just completed following the completion of this last Winter Season.

Greatest challenge, from my perspective, is creating shade which will withstand OUR strong prevailing winds and the unpredictable other tan prevailing winds.
Perceived โ€œ...greatest success...โ€ would be the fact that i have been able to grow food-bearing  plants successfully through to harvest while keeping the plethora of desert reptiles and mammals from eating them before i DO! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ‰
 
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Super sad to hear how this ended. I am sure you inspired and sobered many. We were all hoping you would flourish there and what took an evening to read took years for you. I don't live in the USA yet but My wife and I have been considering something similar in Llano Ca. This thread makes me wonder how to build a guild of like minded people. I have been so caught up thinking about the land, Fukuoka, Mollison, keyline principles etc. But in the end community is really key. Caring not only for the earth but also helping each other be our best and sharing with our neighbors.
 
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Hi! I live in Twentynine Palms; your neighbor!! We have similar climates. I want to hear an update on the project! And see pics!
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Friend Carl showing the state of our soil!
Friend Carl showing the state of our soil!
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