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Offline Victor VanRambutan  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:55:01 PM(UTC)
 Victor VanRambutan

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It was like you guys answered my thoughts!

Alot of you already know me, but others will not. We just started this year an urban farm. We have called it Fruitluck Farms. We are currently on a five year build plan. We decided to stay regional(North West) and make it work for us. We will travel to tropics in winter during retirement.

I plan on making $$$$ on the side to fuel my fruit addiction with mushrooms and greens as they have a high turn over & good profit.

We are looking to focus on figs, persimmons, heirloom tomatoes, plums, vine fruit, berries and veggies of course. We will probably do some hard squashes as well because they last a long time.

How about you all??
Offline eden212  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:35:41 PM(UTC)
 eden212

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living out here in Hawaii, own 1.5 acres, planting it out with wide variety of fruit trees, bananas and papaya :-)
Offline RawbertF  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:16:20 PM(UTC)
RawbertF

Joined: 9/17/2013(UTC)
Posts: 30
Welcome Victor!

I'm also very excited about the forum, we really needed this!!! :)
It's great to hear about your project, keep us posted!

I started my 5 acre food forest 8 months ago here in Naples, Florida and so far so good!
Planted about 100 fruit trees so far, mostly bananas, papayas and mangoes. I also have some figs, guava, jabuticaba, mullbery, starfruit, avocados, jackfruit and a few other.
Started to plant melons now, my April-June melons didn't make it because of all the rain they all cracked.. :(

This year we got a lot of rain.. thankfully the rainy season is coming to an end! :)
Offline RawbertF  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:23:39 PM(UTC)
RawbertF

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Welcome Eden!

How is it going in Hawaii?
Are you feeling the Fukushima radiation? Scared
Is it really true that it's affecting Hawaii or it's just fear mongering?
Offline Victor VanRambutan  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:40:05 PM(UTC)
 Victor VanRambutan

Joined: 9/24/2013(UTC)
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Yeah Rawbert, I have been following your progress. Really great mate! You definitely inspired me to take action as well.

Here is where we are after just two months:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ4Ugsbyu6c&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgY_YlVHrn5SANp_LeO7VRw

We have the front cleared and ready for the spring planting. We will focus on figs, persimmons and Asian pears the first year with a bit of vine fruit and veggies.

Your rainy season was crazy there. I am already scared because this fall has dumped way more rain than we normally get here too.
Offline eden212  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:59:13 PM(UTC)
 eden212

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welp Ive had several people in the area do radiation readings with purchased gieger meters (sp?) and have found the radiation levels to be no higher than they were 3 years ago... Im not frightened but the levels now... but I guess there is some worry in the background of wether they will be able to get the situation under control, as it seems a world wide crisis atm... it will affect the whole world if they cant get it under control.
Offline Jason Kvestad  
#7 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 9:36:24 AM(UTC)
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Idk what solution we could even implement for radiation.. maybe putting activated carbon in the water and air? Clay? Then will it collect in sediment dropping to the sea floor killing rare fish n further mutating those already odd fish..
Offline RawbertF  
#8 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 10:22:18 PM(UTC)
RawbertF

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Originally Posted by: eden212 Go to Quoted Post
welp Ive had several people in the area do radiation readings with purchased gieger meters (sp?) and have found the radiation levels to be no higher than they were 3 years ago... Im not frightened but the levels now... but I guess there is some worry in the background of wether they will be able to get the situation under control, as it seems a world wide crisis atm... it will affect the whole world if they cant get it under control.


Got it. Good to hear that the levels are fine!
It's a bit scary that they can't contain it, giving the fact that there are close to 500 nuclear reactors worldwide.. I know this is a special case because of the tsunami, but accidents and natural disasters can occur pretty much anywhere..
Offline RawbertF  
#9 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 10:26:12 PM(UTC)
RawbertF

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Originally Posted by: Jason Kvestad Go to Quoted Post
Idk what solution we could even implement for radiation.. maybe putting activated carbon in the water and air? Clay? Then will it collect in sediment dropping to the sea floor killing rare fish n further mutating those already odd fish..


idk either.. the Jap gov said it'll take 40 years to do a full cleanup.. Brick wall
Offline Jonas Sunshine Callewaert  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, October 02, 2013 7:12:18 PM(UTC)
Jonas Sunshine Callewaert

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they can't clean it up its equally dispersed on the ocean now , that is why 1 fish meal raises male sperm radiation 600%

maybe you can build a lead box to live in ;)
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