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Christopher Kerrschneider

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Certified Permaculture Designer - PDC with the Peace and Permaculture Center at the Possibility Alliance / Still Water Sanctuary - La Plata, MO
Class of 2014
Iowa
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Greetings!

There's a chance the family and I may be heading your direction and are interested in being part of the project.

Should know within a week or two if we are moving to KC. In the process of a potential job transfer.

Glad I got on here and did some searching.

Thanks!

Chris
1 year ago

Thekla McDaniels wrote:Christopher,


"Life is a process of continuous adjustment."

Thekla




Good words.

A rant it was, but a good one! Thanks.

A good point to be made, also, about adjusting our behaviors with the seasons.

5 years ago

Amir Salvatore wrote:Great topic. I've actually been slowly getting more into doing stuff inside. Or rather I should say, I've been starting from the inside out, since i haven't really gotten much going outside yet - mostly collecting ideas.

Not sure this is what you're looking for - but I'll give it a go.





I would say you're right on track. Lots of good stuff related to stacking functions, Thanks!

It is awesome to see this topic take off with all of the goodness every poster on here has provided.

Irene- those pictures are great. Thanks.


Over the winter I have found it more difficult to continue with some of the "permaculture in the home" stuff that is much easier in summer. For example, we have basically given up on composting, as the pile was/is frozen solid and when it is below 0 I find it a lot harder to get out and dump the bucket. (last winter we had worm compost set up in the basement, but this winter focused on creating a better living space overall.) Although I have been more likely to take the time to prep/save the food scraps for the chickens more than I do in the summer. Same with using the clothes line, it was back to the standard dryer for most things.

When the next winter begins to draw near I shall begin to set things in motion for a better design for the winter.

Has anyone else faced this "winter backlash" ?
5 years ago
Hello permie friends,

I will be attending my first PDC this year and am looking for advice from those of you who have participated in one. There will be an immense amount of information to obtain and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions as to things you did to get the most from your experience.

FYI, The course will be in the second half of September at the Possibility Alliance in La Plata, Missouri.

I definitely appreciate any ideas,
Thanks!
5 years ago
Grant,

Thanks for the reply. Whats the best way to get in touch with you to get some info regarding the Iowa specific stuff. It would be great to talk with you.

Thanks
Chris
5 years ago
Grant,
Greetings from Davenport, IA! So awesome to hear of other permaculture stuff happening in Iowa, it makes my day.

Quick question, from your experience in Iowa, are there any resources you have which are Iowa specific? I'm very interested in starting a permaculture farm/edu. center and I'm trying to get a handle on the resources out there.

On that note, do you have any experience on partnerships for land management (owner/tenant or land trusts)? If so, are you familiar with programs/grants which benefit land trusts or non-profits?

Thanks a bunch,

Chris.
5 years ago
Hey yall, this is a great discussion, looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Here's a link to a post which goes into depth and explores the same ideas. Enjoy!!!

https://permies.com/t/23053/permaculture-design/Permaculture-Design-home

As a child, my father's old farm house was divided into four rooms (imagine each as a quadrant) with each room leading into the one next to it, creating a circle. My brother and I spent many of evenings running around and at time we even roller bladed!!! I've never thought of the interior design of that house from a permaculture zone perspective until now, very cool.

Chris

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the garden this year!!!
6 years ago
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Saw a few places to get it online (many of which were for food plots for wildlife) . Any resources that yall might suggest?

Thanks!
6 years ago
Ha! A saying of the wise.
Thanks!
From my little bit of research here I think I may have to invest in some Chufa seeds.
6 years ago