Hello everyone! My name is Jon Bond. I live in Honesdale, PA and awaiting the springtime as it has been unseasonably cold here this March. I completed Geoff Lawton's Pemaculture Design Course last summer and am very anxious to put all of the valuable information and practices that I have learned to good use on a 3.5 acre piece (old pastureland with a beautiful gentle slope and a lot of rocks) and my suburban site and residence which is slightly smaller than a quarter acre. So far, I dug my first trenched hugul mound with swale in the fall and plan on digging another swale when the ground thaws. This year I am cover cropping, building soils, planting perennial pollinators (herbs+flowers), and focusing on water catchment. In the autumn or the next spring, I will plant fruit trees. I am very excited to become a part of these forums.