About Me

Ron dressed in gardening hoodieAlthough I’ve worked as a software engineer in corporate America most of my career, my love has always been the outdoors, and most recently ecological home gardening.

I’m also a Certified Permaculture Designer. Organic gardening and edible landscaping have been my passion for years, but now I’m doing it professionally. So if you want help or advice on improving your garden, I’ll be glad to do a walkabout with you free of charge.

Before moving to Brevard, I lived near Dallas GA where my then wife Patty and I  converted our pine tree filled back yard into an organic, permaculture-ish garden paradise with fruit trees, flowers, herbs, mushrooms and vegetables of all kinds. We grew heirloom plants and tomatoes, garlic and greens for the local farmers market in Marietta, GA and operated a small plant nursery where we grew and sold Hardy Kiwi and Musk Strawberry plants through an online store.

My current venture is designing and building a small fruit, nut and herb orchard on the property where I’m living, incorporating good ecological design, and hopefully being a good neighbor as I go.  It will eventually be a source of premium quality food and medicine for many.  We’re calling it Pomona’s Patch, but it’s not a business yet.

Growing up, my family used to go back to “the farm” for a couple of weeks every summer which instilled in me a love of country living, wholesome food and family. So I’m going back to my roots. My Russian-Canadian mum made sauerkraut and kvass and all kinds of traditional foods pretty much from scratch while I watched and helped. So, now I make Kombucha as a hobby in 6 gallon batches, and make Kefir and ‘Kraut when ever I have the space and time.

I also am a very visual person so I love capturing photos and videos that tell a story. All the photos and videos on this website are mine, unless otherwise noted.

My IT skills are being focused on website development using WordPress and am open to new clients, contracts,  part-time or remote employment.  If you want or have a website, you can hire me to do some design and content creation, fix any problems it might have, make some improvements, or give you some training.

Although this website is primarily to build credibility and promote my business ventures, most of the content will be in my blog which could contain anything. You will also see some advertising and affiliate links which I get a trickle of money from.

Thanks for visiting. The social media I use mostly is FaceBook and google+,
I also have profiles on LinkedIn and about.me.

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