Jd Gonzalez

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Virginia,USA zone 6
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I have a 12 year old desktop that was not upgradeable to windows 10. I downloaded Ubuntu onto a USB drive and ran it to test it. I took the dive and installed it.  It runs with no issues and Ubuntu is user friendly..
1 week ago
I use grapefruit peel. The peel contains an essential oil (nootkatone) that repels bugs and kills ticks and fleas. I steep the peels in rubbing alcohol and spray it on me when I go out in the woods. No bites.
2 months ago


Jd, those look great. What do juneberries taste like, I've never had them.



Steve, think of a super sweet tasty apple with hints of almond. DELICIOUS! My wife had never tasted them and she was so impressed she made us the "crumble" (i've been corrected, it is not a cobbler as I posted)

They do not need the acidic soild of blueberries, and some trees do suffer from cedar rust. I planted the amelanchier alnifolia whicj is a tall shrub type, there are other types that get taller and more tree like.

I am definitely propagating them in my area.

best, JD
3 months ago
Here are some more pics. Sadly, due to major renovation the school might lose the food forest if not transplanted in the fall.
3 months ago

Jd Gonzalez wrote:Hi Steve,

Here's a project I did using the vendors I shared with you.

https://sites.google.com/view/theguerrillafoodforest/home

I chose, sand Cherries (died),Nanking Cherries, Juneberries, hazelnuts, American plum and apricots. They start producing at around 3 years, are low maintenance once established, They look good spring, summer, and fall and have excellent tasting foods.

3 months ago
Hi Steve,

Here's a project I did using the vendors I shared with you.

https://sites.google.com/view/theguerrillafoodforest/home

I chose, sand Cherries (died),Nanking Cherries, Juneberries, hazelnuts, American plum and apricots. They start producing at around 3 years, are low maintenance once established, They look good spring, summer, and fall and have excellent tasting foods.
3 months ago
Check with your state forestry office. In Virginia, they sell nut and fruit bearing trees at very reasonable prices.
Also check:
https://www.centuryfarmorchards.com/niche/wildlife.html


https://foxrivervalleynursery.com/Edible_c_19.html


https://www.directgardening.com/5-edibles

I've used direct gardening in the past and created a guerrilla good forest in a school.It's a hit or miss with them, but the prices are good.
3 months ago
This fellow went BIG, he went step by step and kept improving it.



8 months ago
For ground venison either beef fat or pork fat us recommended. The venison fat has a strong taste and goes rancid very easily.
Somewhere else in these forum we've posted venison recipes.



9 months ago