i salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. for when you are at that centre within you and i am at that place within me, we shall be one. - chief crazy horse, oglala sioux, 1877

Sunday, January 16, 2011

get your head out of the sand; you're suffocating!!

if your food supply was cut off, if grocery store shelves were empty, how long would it be until you were hungry? i am not fear-mongering; this will happen. after the initial garden building, you can take one hour a week and grow enough vegetables to live off.

hiding won't change what is happening, but growing food can...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

want to really learn permaculture? international courses!! or internships work!

i was sure overwhelmed right after my PDC. so i checked into opportunities to take further training or to intern with experienced designers. here are some highlights:

my teacher, jesse lemieux, highly recommends milkwood farm in new south wales, australia. of course, australia has wonderful diversity from their drylands and the sub-tropical areas. milkwood offers ongoing courses and they also have internship opportunities. they have a great blog i've found to be very informative!

the bullocks brothers in the state of washington in the USA are a wonderful example of temperate (rain forest) zone permaculture and offer internship positions most years.

for further training and internship opportunities, you can contact zaytuna farm and geoff lawton at pri australia

so far, i've decided to spend the money and time on experimenting on our property but i'm keeping my options open!!

let me know if you would recommend other places.