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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #775 on: September 30, 2013, 10:05:00 AM »
New to any type forums and this one came highly recommended, no turning back now.  Met Murahilin and Patrick on Saturday to pick up some of the free pomerac seedlings to share with family and fellow Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club members.  Was very impressed by Patrick's garden and Murahilin's knowlege.  I felt right at home in Patrick's garden - fruit tress in his front lawn, sides and back. PARADISE!

My reality has been working with the mental health population, and in 2010 realized that I had my own mental health issues.  I could not wait until retirement to create the exotic fruit garden I dreamed about daily, so the OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) personality took over.  Quit my job, cleared out the grass from my lawn, went to excalibur, and today blissfully enjoying the fruits of my labor; 20 years before my retirement. Somehow I keep finding room in my already polulated yard to add just one more tree.   Peppers were my 2013 obsession, 2014 will be tomatoes, and the OCD continues!  For the last 3 years I enjoyed being in heaven; no time clocks, no traffic jams, no deadlines, no "normal" people to deal with; it was just me, my garden (100 plus fruit trees) and fellow fruit tree fanatics (no offense).

Gardening lowers my blood pressure, relieves  my  anxiety, feeds my OCD, and allows me to escape the rat race of life.  Social Activism is my reality.  I founded an international Human Rights Organization working with families permanently separated by US deportation policies. When immigrant parents are deported, many of their American children are either lost in the US child welfare system and / or thier parental rights are taken away and we have a mess. I am also very active in my community, currently working with one of the local schools to develop a sustainable school garden, assiting a local AIDs organization with a fundraising project, and working with the FAU (Florida Atlantic University) Collegiate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a program developer,  while working on my Masters.

I purchased 15 acres of land in Trinidad just in case I run out of planting space on the one lot lot I live on in Port St Lucie FL.  I know  my mental issues are deep especially when I was able to convince my Therapist and my Psychiatrist to join me (lol). 

My  current mission is figuring out how to marry my passion (fruit tree gardening) with my reality (human rights activist).  Ideas welcomed.

Marlene
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #776 on: September 30, 2013, 02:14:39 PM »
New to any type forums and this one came highly recommended, no turning back now.  Met Murahilin and Patrick on Saturday to pick up some of the free pomerac seedlings to share with family and fellow Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club members.  Was very impressed by Patrick's garden and Murahilin's knowlege.  I felt right at home in Patrick's garden - fruit tress in his front lawn, sides and back. PARADISE!

My reality has been working with the mental health population, and in 2010 realized that I had my own mental health issues.  I could not wait until retirement to create the exotic fruit garden I dreamed about daily, so the OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) personality took over.  Quit my job, cleared out the grass from my lawn, went to excalibur, and today blissfully enjoying the fruits of my labor; 20 years before my retirement. Somehow I keep finding room in my already polulated yard to add just one more tree.   Peppers were my 2013 obsession, 2014 will be tomatoes, and the OCD continues!  For the last 3 years I enjoyed being in heaven; no time clocks, no traffic jams, no deadlines, no "normal" people to deal with; it was just me, my garden (100 plus fruit trees) and fellow fruit tree fanatics (no offense).

Gardening lowers my blood pressure, relieves  my  anxiety, feeds my OCD, and allows me to escape the rat race of life.  Social Activism is my reality.  I founded an international Human Rights Organization working with families permanently separated by US deportation policies. When immigrant parents are deported, many of their American children are either lost in the US child welfare system and / or thier parental rights are taken away and we have a mess. I am also very active in my community, currently working with one of the local schools to develop a sustainable school garden, assiting a local AIDs organization with a fundraising project, and working with the FAU (Florida Atlantic University) Collegiate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a program developer,  while working on my Masters.

I purchased 15 acres of land in Trinidad just in case I run out of planting space on the one lot lot I live on in Port St Lucie FL.  I know  my mental issues are deep especially when I was able to convince my Therapist and my Psychiatrist to join me (lol). 

My  current mission is figuring out how to marry my passion (fruit tree gardening) with my reality (human rights activist).  Ideas welcomed.

Marlene
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #777 on: September 30, 2013, 06:30:06 PM »
New to any type forums and this one came highly recommended, no turning back now.  Met Murahilin and Patrick on Saturday to pick up some of the free pomerac seedlings to share with family and fellow Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club members.  Was very impressed by Patrick's garden and Murahilin's knowlege.  I felt right at home in Patrick's garden - fruit tress in his front lawn, sides and back. PARADISE!

My reality has been working with the mental health population, and in 2010 realized that I had my own mental health issues.  I could not wait until retirement to create the exotic fruit garden I dreamed about daily, so the OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) personality took over.  Quit my job, cleared out the grass from my lawn, went to excalibur, and today blissfully enjoying the fruits of my labor; 20 years before my retirement. Somehow I keep finding room in my already polulated yard to add just one more tree.   Peppers were my 2013 obsession, 2014 will be tomatoes, and the OCD continues!  For the last 3 years I enjoyed being in heaven; no time clocks, no traffic jams, no deadlines, no "normal" people to deal with; it was just me, my garden (100 plus fruit trees) and fellow fruit tree fanatics (no offense).

Gardening lowers my blood pressure, relieves  my  anxiety, feeds my OCD, and allows me to escape the rat race of life.  Social Activism is my reality.  I founded an international Human Rights Organization working with families permanently separated by US deportation policies. When immigrant parents are deported, many of their American children are either lost in the US child welfare system and / or thier parental rights are taken away and we have a mess. I am also very active in my community, currently working with one of the local schools to develop a sustainable school garden, assiting a local AIDs organization with a fundraising project, and working with the FAU (Florida Atlantic University) Collegiate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a program developer,  while working on my Masters.

I purchased 15 acres of land in Trinidad just in case I run out of planting space on the one lot lot I live on in Port St Lucie FL.  I know  my mental issues are deep especially when I was able to convince my Therapist and my Psychiatrist to join me (lol). 

My  current mission is figuring out how to marry my passion (fruit tree gardening) with my reality (human rights activist).  Ideas welcomed.

Marlene

Welcome!!

don't worry, there are plenty of ways to combine your two passions, lots of people in third world countries need food!

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #778 on: September 30, 2013, 09:59:27 PM »
Did not think about ECHO model, thanks for the recommendations. 
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #779 on: October 07, 2013, 09:12:10 AM »
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #780 on: October 07, 2013, 10:43:36 AM »
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
Welcome!!  What part of Taiwan are you in, and what is your job?  Pretty cool to have a fruit-related job. ...

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #781 on: October 07, 2013, 11:44:16 AM »
I live in central Taiwan. Planting fruits (pineapple, papaya, tomato etc.) and selling them is one of my job, owning a nursery is the other job.In other words, I'm a farmer and nursryman.

 
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
Welcome!!  What part of Taiwan are you in, and what is your job?  Pretty cool to have a fruit-related job. ...
Rock

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #782 on: October 07, 2013, 12:16:45 PM »
I live in central Taiwan. Planting fruits (pineapple, papaya, tomato etc.) and selling them is one of my job, owning a nursery is the other job.In other words, I'm a farmer and nursryman.

 
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
Welcome!!  What part of Taiwan are you in, and what is your job?  Pretty cool to have a fruit-related job. ...
Excellent!  My wife's family lived in Taipei for 11 years back in the 80's and 90's. We are trying to save up to visit.
Do you grow any exotic fruit? 

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #783 on: October 07, 2013, 12:44:13 PM »
I live in central Taiwan. Planting fruits (pineapple, papaya, tomato etc.) and selling them is one of my job, owning a nursery is the other job.In other words, I'm a farmer and nursryman.

 
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
Welcome!!  What part of Taiwan are you in, and what is your job?  Pretty cool to have a fruit-related job. ...
Excellent!  My wife's family lived in Taipei for 11 years back in the 80's and 90's. We are trying to save up to visit.
Do you grow any exotic fruit?
I plant a lot of exotic fruits, but only some fruits start to fruit including jaboticaba, white sapote,  star apple, abiu, soursop, black sopote, imbe, cherry mangosteen, white logan, waxberry, Chempedad
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #784 on: October 07, 2013, 03:27:02 PM »
I live in central Taiwan. Planting fruits (pineapple, papaya, tomato etc.) and selling them is one of my job, owning a nursery is the other job.In other words, I'm a farmer and nursryman.

 
Hello everyone,

A delayed self introduction.

My name is Rock from Taiwan. I'm interested in tropical and subtropical fruits. Collecting new fruits is my hobby and job. if you have special ones, please let me know.
Welcome!!  What part of Taiwan are you in, and what is your job?  Pretty cool to have a fruit-related job. ...
Excellent!  My wife's family lived in Taipei for 11 years back in the 80's and 90's. We are trying to save up to visit.
Do you grow any exotic fruit?
I plant a lot of exotic fruits, but only some fruits start to fruit including jaboticaba, white sapote,  star apple, abiu, soursop, black sopote, imbe, cherry mangosteen, white logan, waxberry, Chempedad
Hello and welcome!! the cherry mangosteen seems interesting, what is it?
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« Reply #785 on: October 08, 2013, 01:48:47 AM »
I am new here, my name is Jason. I am in ecuador trying to find ideal land to grow fruits of a wide variety. I eat mostly fruit and some greens n sometimes potatoes n soup. Locals think im crazy but thats nothig new, been raw vegan for 4 years. It led me to fruit love and to moving to the tropics. Recently I realized ive become a hippie pretty much. I was from the united gates, and im addicted to durian, I wish I never tried it because it makes other fruits less amazing by comparison, but its too late now.

Im also a Master Herbalist, into natural healing, love aquaponics and permaculture, been reading as a guest for a year and lots lately so I joined and ill hit you with questions I havent found results for in the search sometime soon... I like your place here thanks for keeping it alive and growing fruit!

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« Reply #786 on: October 08, 2013, 02:19:10 AM »
Hi Jason, welcome to the group! Are you able to find any durian there in Ecuador?
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« Reply #787 on: October 08, 2013, 10:05:53 AM »
Hi Jason, welcome to the group! Are you able to find any durian there in Ecuador?

I have not found any yet but I heard of it being at least two places, up near san isidro, north of esmeraldas and at jims finca. Priority is finding nice land right now, then getting seeds or graftings!  Im very excited for it as its been at least 2 solid years of preparation.

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« Reply #788 on: October 08, 2013, 01:59:11 PM »
Hi Jason and welcome to the forum.  Looking forward to hearing about your quest for land in Ecuador.  In the meantime, I think your personal text needs some editing. I think if your trying to say you love sweet fruits, it would be "Yo amo frutas dulces."  Or I supposed you could say......I love fruits of sugar.......Yo amo frutas de azucar.  As it is, it reads......I to love fruit sugar.  Or am I misunderstanding what you are trying to say?
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« Reply #789 on: October 08, 2013, 02:14:25 PM »
Hi Harry and Jason,

I would say Me encantan las frutas dulces. Amo is not really used in this context, but if you really want to use it I would shortn the phrase to Amo las frutas dulces.

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« Reply #790 on: October 08, 2013, 02:35:25 PM »
Hi Harry and Jason,

I would say Me encantan las frutas dulces. Amo is not really used in this context, but if you really want to use it I would shortn the phrase to Amo las frutas dulces.

Jaime

See.....that's what happens when you get a gringo attempting to speakor write Spanish.  You are absolutely right, of course.  I was trying to conjugate what was written, and translated literally to a wrong conclusion.  Thanks for the correction to my correction.
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« Reply #791 on: October 08, 2013, 05:31:53 PM »
Gracias mi espanol no bueno claro jaja pero mi en ecuador porque me encantan las frutas dulces. I was just going for what my mind could translate which was intended to be, I love fruit sugar. Thanks for the help Harry y Jaime!

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« Reply #792 on: October 08, 2013, 09:39:02 PM »
Hi Harry and Jason,

I would say Me encantan las frutas dulces. Amo is not really used in this context, but if you really want to use it I would shortn the phrase to Amo las frutas dulces.

Jaime

See.....that's what happens when you get a gringo attempting to speakor write Spanish.  You are absolutely right, of course.  I was trying to conjugate what was written, and translated literally to a wrong conclusion.  Thanks for the correction to my correction.

Me encantan las frutas dulces is perfect spanish. It is an elegant way to say I like sweet fruits. Yo can say "Me encantan" what ever you like.
I say, me encantan los aguacates, or mangos or ............
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« Reply #793 on: October 09, 2013, 08:12:15 AM »
So, me encantan would be like.....the flavor enchants me or is enchanting to me.  Me gusta would be that the flavor is pleasing to me or I like it, right? Yo amo would be the love for a person.....I think I got it. Thanks to our native Spanish speakers for the lesson.  As you can see, I still have lots to learn.
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« Reply #794 on: October 09, 2013, 10:12:22 AM »
That's exactly right, Harry.

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« Reply #795 on: October 12, 2013, 05:20:25 PM »
Hello everybody, My name is Nancy, I live in So Cal, and just started to grow tropical fruit trees. I have been reading this blog for the last few months, but I wish I had known about it before I started planting my few trees 2 years ago. I have some citrus trees in containers, a Haas avocado and a seedling guava in the ground. Earlier this year I planted 2 Atemoyas in the ground, but one got root rot, so I googled to find out how to deal with it, that's when I found this forum and some others, I have been lurking all this time, and now finally found the courage to jump in. LOL. I learn so much from reading your posts. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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« Reply #796 on: October 13, 2013, 03:12:10 PM »
Hello everybody, My name is Nancy, I live in So Cal, and just started to grow tropical fruit trees. I have been reading this blog for the last few months, but I wish I had known about it before I started planting my few trees 2 years ago. I have some citrus trees in containers, a Haas avocado and a seedling guava in the ground. Earlier this year I planted 2 Atemoyas in the ground, but one got root rot, so I googled to find out how to deal with it, that's when I found this forum and some others, I have been lurking all this time, and now finally found the courage to jump in. LOL. I learn so much from reading your posts. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and experience.

Welcome to the forums Nancy.
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« Reply #797 on: October 13, 2013, 08:58:41 PM »
Glad you joined Nancy
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« Reply #798 on: October 13, 2013, 10:19:19 PM »
Thank you, Nullzero and Carlos.

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« Reply #799 on: October 15, 2013, 04:57:44 PM »
Hi my name is Stephen I live on Big Pine Key, just wanted to introduce my self, lots of good info here!

 

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