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I am getting a lot of requests for instructors to help coordinate great, actionable ideas!  One idea is to have a garden raising / educational experience where TO-BE gardeners, and a tutor, meet at a house where a garden is desired and the garden is put in while those involved learn!  Next week, new garden.  I think it is a great idea!

 

Just now i had a request for someone experienced in chickens to make themselves available to help people interested in rasing chickens in the urban environ....... making sure they are not smelly, sick, or, in any way, a nusiance!  Another Great Idea!

 

Ok, thought a forum would be the place for this.  All those that can teach.... make yourselves known!  Chime in here and lets discuss how best to get it done. Remember, talk is one thing.... action is another.  If you've got the vision, help us.

ruell

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Ruell,

I would love to get involved with helping folks put in new gardens. I can teach raised bed, plot and row growing, big or small. At this time, I can do it during the week if that is needed.

Let me know how I can help.

Tommy
Tommy
Possibly list your services and watch for those asking. We really need the help. The demand far exceeds our ability to serve.
r
Not sure what you are meaning by listing my services. Do you want me to list what I can do? Where should I watch for people who are asking, especially new gardeners?

Ruell Chappell said:
Tommy
Possibly list your services and watch for those asking. We really need the help. The demand far exceeds our ability to serve.
r
You can list services in our classified section and in the forum / blog section. Possibly if you blog about your ability, what you'd like to do, people would contact you. I've had three today!
r

Tommy Weatherly said:
Not sure what you are meaning by listing my services. Do you want me to list what I can do? Where should I watch for people who are asking, especially new gardeners?

Ruell Chappell said:
Tommy
Possibly list your services and watch for those asking. We really need the help. The demand far exceeds our ability to serve.
r
Raising a garden is great but learning how to preserve the food is also necessary. How about a class on canning your vegetables? I would be happy to help.
Chickens are easy. Like any plant or animal... look to what Nature/God designed them for. How was the plant/animal designed to live? Don't but them in 'houses'. Humans want houses. Animals want to be outside, foraging, not in coops!!! Don't have so many that the space won't support them & don't interfere w/ chems (medications, wormers, artificial nurtients, etc.).
I've been a rabidly organic gardener for 30 yrs now (rabid is just the other side of avid.) I've applied the same basic principles I use in my gardens to my livestock. I bought my farm in 2005 & so far, it's working great! Of course, all the chem advocates have told me that my animal will all die w/out the chems that their stock needs. Just like the chem advocates told me I couldn't garden organically 'here' (here being several different parts of the country that supposedly had 'special problems' that prevented organic gardening.) All my gardens have grown things the nay sayers were unable to grow.

If you stay in accordance w/ Nature/God's plan... you'll do just fine. That being said... I do admit to diverging from Nature/God's plan in a very few cases. In the wild, my sheep would have babies year round. I limit them to one set a year. In the wild, the females would have babies very young, I keep them apart from the males for a few extra months, to prevent teen births. In the wild, they wouldn't be getting Sea Kelp, Selenium, Lysine, Sea-90 or loose minerals formulated for our area. My stock gets these suppliments, free choice. They would be able to find salt licks & have a much wider variety of plants than I'm able to provide (I am trying to get more plant variety in my pastures). I also believe my stock are MUCH healthier than they would be in the wild!!!

I'd be delighted to teach anyone who wishes to know what I've learned. But.... ask now! My time is short. I have a genetic cancer that wasn't diagnosed until far too late. My lifestyle choices have meant it's been held off for an amazing length of time, but it can't be held off forever. The chances are quite good that I won't be here to answer questions in the Spring.

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