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A Group to share sustainable food production systems and Sustainable Skills that combines traditional and present innovative ideas to work with our Earth.

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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Will Allen

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Anyone growing anything this year yet?

Started by Jim. Last reply by sillysillytom Apr 5, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm having success sowing fennel and coriander seeds. Two of my favourite herbs.Keeping them inside for the moment but will probably plant them in the garden in March.Fun times! I love watching them…Continue

More Light!

Started by NaughtyScotty. Last reply by NaughtyScotty Feb 12, 2012. 3 Replies

I was reminded of Tahllulah's post of the brilliantly simple solar lights while I was finishing up my small contribution to a much more complicated solar project at a winery in the Napa…Continue

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Comment by sillysillytom on April 1, 2014 at 1:39pm

Jfry - keep them coming that is very cool!

Comment by Jfry (village idiot) on April 1, 2014 at 11:51am

Comment by NaughtyScotty on February 28, 2014 at 9:33pm

Tom, Check out California Crawfish

She is raising crawfish in the rice fields over there around Williams!

So you are thinking in the right direction...

What do you want to grow?

Comment by sillysillytom on February 28, 2014 at 10:18am

I may have to see if they allow folks to look at them.  I saw this 40 acre parcel in Southern Oregon for sale... like 460 thousand and I thought about maybe getting investors and building a aquaponic farm.  I sent it to my glass blowing buddy up that way and he forward me an actual working farm not far from that 40 acre parcel already doing it.  So now I'm thinking maybe up in Williams and the warmer summer weather could help the tilapia stay warm :-)  I know I know "and leave my office job?"

Comment by NaughtyScotty on February 28, 2014 at 8:32am

That would be cool Tom! There are a few aquaponic projects around here, including one at the High School.

Comment by sillysillytom on February 27, 2014 at 2:34am

Hey Scott - I'll make sure if I do I'll get in touch so we can hook up.  It would be cool to see an old (not just our age) face! hee hee.  I think our area is too cold for tilapia but I would give it a try... or trout etc.  I know it would be difficult but I do want some fish to eat at the end of the year :-)

on a serious note I was talking to my friend who owns the glass blowing studio up in Grants pass... there is this 40 acre ranch for sale not far away... about 460 thousand.  I told him it was perfect for our fish/organic produce farm and he sent me a link... apparently only 20 miles away there is a full scale operation starting.  Means my dreams are at least in line with trends I suppose.  

Comment by NaughtyScotty on February 27, 2014 at 1:58am

Yes, please do this Tom.

What kind of fish would you raise? I would probably pick koi. The fish fit for consumption seem to be a hassle to raise. Koi are hardy and valuable.

There is a guy South of town on the East side of the highway selling the totes for $99. You've probably seen the place... If you were going to buy 2, it would be worth the drive up here.

Comment by sillysillytom on February 26, 2014 at 5:05pm

this is good basic info on setting up an aquaponic system:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQlesp2fpHk&list=PL99B853001A80D...

Comment by sillysillytom on February 26, 2014 at 4:48pm

this looks pretty easy and these conatiners can be purchased on Craigslist for about 227.00

Comment by sillysillytom on February 26, 2014 at 2:56pm

I want one of these... looks like a semi simple setup... I glaze over when he starts talking about water PH

 

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