New guy from Macclesfield

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johnathan
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New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152754Post johnathan
Wed May 06, 2009 9:24 am

Hi all

I am Johnathan from Macclesfield. I am obviously new to the forum but also new to attempting to be self sufficient etc. I have been banging on about my dreams to have a small holding, be self sufficient as much as I can etc to anyone that would listen. So I thought it’s about time to actually do something and at least learn.
I live in an apartment in an old mill. Looks out over the canal, which is nice. I am looking to use one of the sills in the spare bedroom to grow what I can. It’s a fairly big sill so should be able to cram some stuff on there. Already got the ok from my gf, (the fantastic Sarah) to do that so all good haha.
I hope to find some enthusiasts in Macclesfield or surrounding area. I would love to know where to go and what to look for in foraging and wild food. Hopefully I can read/ learn maybe even some courses etc. but be good to meet people who know, and to see how they grow foods etc.
I have been looking into allotments in the area. However there are some decisions that need to be made before making a move to get one.

My interests are strongman/ power lifting, cars (not very environmentally friendly I admit), music and starting to take action to become more self sufficient.

See you around the forum and hopefully out in the wild haha.

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152766Post Green Aura
Wed May 06, 2009 11:22 am

Hello and welcome :wave:
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152773Post StripyPixieSocks
Wed May 06, 2009 11:53 am

Hello!

I used to live in Macclesfield (did for most of my life) moved to London almost 3 years ago now, my parents still live there infact!

Welcome to Ish... and good luck in your new venture!

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152780Post Millymollymandy
Wed May 06, 2009 12:13 pm

Hi and welcome! So you've got a few muscles then eh? :wink:
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152793Post johnathan
Wed May 06, 2009 12:55 pm

thanks for the welcome.
seems a very nice forum. :thumbleft: :cooldude:

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152812Post goo
Wed May 06, 2009 4:22 pm

Hi there
We're not far from you, near Leek and also live canalside. Loads to forage from canals, they are the green corridors of England, so you won't have to go too far!

Welcome to the forum, I've learned loads here already, sure you will too!
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152815Post becks77
Wed May 06, 2009 5:14 pm

:hello2: Hi there
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152835Post MuddyWitch
Wed May 06, 2009 8:35 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152867Post johnathan
Thu May 07, 2009 8:01 am

goo wrote:Hi there
We're not far from you, near Leek and also live canalside. Loads to forage from canals, they are the green corridors of England, so you won't have to go too far!

Welcome to the forum, I've learned loads here already, sure you will too!
are they now, that sounds good. will have to learn what to look out for. i often see people fishing int he canals around the canal boats as were at the moorings. never see anything being caught but may go chat with someone doing it and see.
if your ever on a forage etc will have to come and join you haha.

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 152871Post Shirley
Thu May 07, 2009 8:42 am

Welcome :flower:
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 153993Post SarahJane
Sun May 17, 2009 12:36 pm

Hello from me aswell. I am just over the hill from you. :flower:

Sorry I cant answer your question about foraging as the only thing I have managed to do so far is go blackberry picking. But despite it being a bit chilly round here, you can grow some great veggies! :flower:

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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 154059Post red
Sun May 17, 2009 10:08 pm

welcome :flower:
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 154181Post CyberPaddy66
Mon May 18, 2009 11:49 pm

Hello.
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Re: New guy from Macclesfield

Post: # 156020Post sleepyowl
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:55 am

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