Excellent, thanks for the advice TastyBeverage. I'll see when they're getting started up locally and see about getting in contact with some other growers. Would be good for the head too, been reclusive for months struggling with PTSD, might be good to get in touch with real people. The internet has been a safe haven, though not a "tangible" world per se.
Juthro, heh yeah I was in an area like that in 2013. Native to the desert though, got fed up with the crazy people and constant moisture in the PNW. I do miss it something fierce though. Was really an awesome area to live. But, with the desert comes interesting challenges and it also open up the grow season to a much more broad time frame to achieve excellent crops, edible and otherwise. Thanks for the luck and stopping by!