What I Learned:
Paper mulberry trees can be easily utilized to make strong cordage.
Protecting your assets in a trust fund makes good sense.
Guys and gals who don’t shave seem to be cooler than people who do.
There is a real hunger for Florida-specific gardening information.
Oyster mushrooms can colonize mulch piles if you simply bury chunks of them.
Bokashi can be used to rapidly break down humanure.
What I Taught:
Gardening in a grid-down situation.
Composting meat and human “waste” to feed your plants.
Using human-powered tools.
The importance of caring for root systems.
Easy crops for Florida.
If I can make it, I’ll definitely go back next year. Emily, Willy and the other organizers are great folks and quite welcoming… it was wonderful to be a part of this event. Lots of learning, friendship and community. Good stuff.