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Kathryn Tracy
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Joined:
13/04/2015
Last Updated:
15/04/2015
Location:
Whitesboro, OK, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
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Female





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Royal T Farm

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Cindy Madou David Adams Geoff Lawton Jack Spirko Jeanmarie Zirger Jehan de Maille Josiah Wallingford Lorenzo Costa Nathan Dow Nicholas Burtner Nicholas Ferguson Rodney Robinson

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CERTIFIED PERMACULTURE DESIGNER!

Posted by Kathryn Tracy almost 6 years ago

So all the stressing over the design was for naught. Received my certificate in the mail signed by the incomparable Geoff Lawton himself. I am so proud of that piece of paper and all that it means and all that it could mean in the future. I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I just want to rush out and fix everyone's problems with a good solid permaculture design!

We will begin the implementation of our own design beginning September. At that time, the new laser transit and the GoPro video camera are coming out of their respective boxes. Since we are starting from scratch, we'd like to begin a video series detailing everything we do, how we do it, before and after, what worked and why, what didn't work and why. Hopefully, we can stir up some sort of following that might want to come get involved in the great hands on learning experience. We'll be posting those videos here and on YouTube. Be watching for the Fort Tracy YouTube Channel LOL.

Survey of the first swale and pond will be done in September. Our property is virtually flat so all our new ponds will be turkey nest or just in-ground swale ponds. The subsoil excavated from the first pond will be used to fill in a low spot where the new chicken yard and second garden plot are located. Its hard to decide what should come first after that. The swale needs to be dug because all the run-off from the back pasture drains to our house. The swale would help control that plus fill the pond. But, the chickens need a new house before winter, the greenhouse needs to be done before winter so we can begin to propagate all the trees we're going to need on the swales AND the goats need a new home before winter. Any advice is totally and gratefully welcomed!

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Lorenzo Costa
Lorenzo Costa : Same sensation Kathryn, exactly the same. I'm waiting to start as well but I guess some weeks of cooling down are good, one can keep rethinking and observing, all the best for your works!
Posted almost 6 years ago

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Rodney Robinson
Rodney Robinson : Hi Kathryn

I know what you mean. Some where near the end of the course, I started designing, in my head, all the properties of everybody I know. I posted my project here. I am very happy with the whole experience. All my best. Rodney
Posted almost 6 years ago

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Kathryn Tracy
Kathryn Tracy : So I have my certificate from Geoff but I don't have my little confirmed icon on here. Wonder how long that takes? Should I contact someone? If so, who? Help, ya'll!
Posted almost 6 years ago

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Florie Brown
Florie Brown : Hi Kathryn,first I would try and save the house from flood water, I had to dig a small V ditch as soon as I had heard Geoff's lecture I too have rain water heading for my house some of the lower structure are rotting. Next keep the animals as happy as you can when they are comfortable start with your green house. I have difficulty going to sleep if my animal are not happy.Sorry I never mentioned I have 30 chicken of every kind I treat them my self when they are ill hoping to add ducks and goats to the fold. Make a small cold frame to start your trees to protect them from what ever element you have I see you are warm temperate youre ok.
Posted almost 6 years ago

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Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
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Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
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Date: Feb 2015
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Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
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Date: Feb 2015
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