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Greetings! I just became a member and am very excited to be part of this community!

my background is landscape architecture and I got bit by the PC bug at a PA mother earth news fair.  

I am starting a PC nonprofit in WV and am looking for fellow permies in this state.  So far my research has yet to reveal an organized network of PC enthusiasts / hobbyists / professionals.

As this nonprofit will take a collective impact approach, it is crucial to connect with as many as possible.

If you're living in West Virginia, please let me know who / where you are.  You will not be committed or obligated to anything - at this point I'm trying to get a realistic snapshot of our WV community.

Of course, if you'd like to be involved that would be PermaAwesome!

Thank you in advance!
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Hello Lisa.

I'm Justyn, a few years back I started a NonProfit Sustainable Education Lab in SWV. #TheMavisInstitute

I teach classes in Bluefield/Princeton about Permaculture and such. I would love to connect and share stories.

I do quite a bit of work with churches in Mcdowell ( The free state of Mcdowell parts ) I also work with the State Parks to improve their pit toilet issues. ( We build and teach folks about GSAP VMP or GSAP MicroFlush technology. " Zero Waste Byproduct and 2 cup of water usage" It's third world tech we adapted for the rural parts of Appalachia.

If you use social media @xdrfirefly on just about everything.   Or the Institute website is

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Thanks Justyn for checking in!  Your organization sounds fantastic, and I'm really excited to connect with someone who teaches.  This first year for us will be about building a statewide network with very near future goals of providing PC design courses.  I hope that is something you would be interested in or at the least provide guidance.  I will reach out to you through your fb/website so we can further discuss PC in our wonderful state!
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Hi Lisa,

I've got a partially wilded town lot in Parkersburg.  However, my plans are to move to Kentucky within the next couple of years where I have family and a few acres.  That's where I spend my free time.  

But put me into your loop.  If you're local enough we could perhaps meet.

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