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Lillie House
Lillie House
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Michigan , US
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Cold Temperate

Corey Schmidt PJ Chmiel
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Lillie House

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Urban, Residential, Commercial, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

Urban Permaculture Homestead in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Less than one acre of forest gardens with over 250 species of established perennial edible and medicinal plants, Edible water gardens, hedgerows, espalier, etc. While our site and techniques are highly experimental, we are a real, functioning homestead, not a purely educational site, so every element needs to "pay its way" and provide real value to us and our community. There's no room for fancy greenwashing here, just real results. We're also not interested in artificially "high" yields. Instead, we favor "flexible adaptability of input to output rations." We're busy city dwellers, not subsistance farmers. We expect to get a lot out of our garden with minimal time investment (averaging 3 hours a week total) and almost no monetary inputs or imported materials like fertilizers. Our priority is growing fertility and creating systems that will allow us to "scale up" inputs quickly should the need arise, and dramatically increase our yields accordingly, with a mind toward high Return-on-Investment value-added products.

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Please see www.lilliehouse.blogspot.com for more information.


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