Terri Wilde

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Thanks for asking the question. Permaculture is about observation and working with nature.
I must say your photo was challenging for my aging eyes for identification, plants a tad older and a better photo would help.  I concur with many observations adding what I think is Shepherd' purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) upper left and Cardamine hirsuta, or bittercress as someone mentioned, also sometimes called winter cress cuz it's not bitter or popweed because the seeds pop out when ripe and touched.  So..yeah, you have a fine salad and medicinal garden right there in that spot!!  I would recommend letting them thrive together. Perhaps you have a lot of this and want to try growing something else, well okay, but don't take out these plants until you are actually ready to put in something else. Here's ways those plants help humans. Strawberry, dandelion, popweed (and chickweed but I don't really see it) are all good edibles. Violet, shepherds purse even henbit (and rumex) and strawberry leaves can make good teas and be eaten in small quantities. Dandelion, Rumex, violet, shepherd's purse, strawberry leaves are all used in herbal medicine.  Did I mention Dandelion as being useful...cuz yeah!  All parts of it are edible and helpful for cleansing toxins out of our bodies living in a toxic world...so yeah, dandelions. Also you should leave and eat the dandelions : ).  More nutritious and versatile that what you would plant. Put the leaves on sandwiches, fritter the flowers, roast the roots and make tea, steam the leaves and slather with butter...
Let's appreciate and work with what the earth is giving us, Peeps.  Baring the ground is not a good starting point for permaculture. Sure, some plants need some discipline, but my philosophy is to try to work with what presents itself, not taking out plants, weeding, unless I know what it is and why I must weed it.  Eat what is in abundance. Terri
Community Home Pod looking for renters and dreamers to share a beautiful house in rural western WA this winter. Forming permaculture community has gardens, trails, poultry, dogs and nice folks. We plan to stay fairly covid isolated and look for some inspiring folks to join us in our wood heated home through the dark, rainy winter time.  Share food, music, art, inspirations, rent, chores, etc.  Possibilities to move onto the land in the spring.
10 months ago
Hi Dan,
Sweet.  I'm on a land project up the Skagit Valley, but have been involved in Seed Libraries and now Bellingham's community seed garden.  If you want to connect, I'm at wildefoods@yahoo.com. T
10 months ago
We are installing an experimental passive solar shower and outdoor kitchenette. We are looking for someone (or a couple) willing to collaborate and volunteer with the construction and installation. (There are other work exchange activities as well : )) You would be able to stay in a cute, electric heated cabin with an outdoor composting pooper.  We can work out exchanges of labor for lodging and potentially meals.  We are a sweet little community on a gorgeous property near the Skagit River and the North Cascade Mountains in western WA state. There's great hiking, snowshoeing, eagle watching opportunities near. We have some design plans and experience and hope to find someone with some experience and knowledge to collaborate with.  We are being covid safe and would want a quarantine time at the beginning and a commitment to avoid risking exposure.  We are 4 people, 3 dogs, musicians, permaculturalists, cooks, herbalists, foragers and gosh darn nice folks. Looking for other hard working, easy going nice folks. Flexible to negotiate a wwoofer like arrangement that works for everyone. Contact us soon: wildefoods@yahoo.com
1 year ago
Have you considered Jenkin's suggestion to not add human waste to water? Is there anyway you could set up a 2bin compost system under a "toilet" area in your house, that you could slowly fill over time, having someone empty the bin that has been sitting for a year, only when it is finished compost?  You may want to consider methods for diverting some of your urine from such a system. That can be solved more easily (I'm coming to really appreciate my yogurt container for simple transfer.. ).
2 years ago