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Greetings,

I'm a french woman in the end of my 40ies living in Germany who feels the growing need to change her life radically - but step by step. I'm very interested in permaculture with all his principles and furthermore some topics like industrial hemp (plastic substution, construction/insulation substance, fibre for clothing and much more), multi-generations interactions/communities and some spirituality as well (connection with mother earth is something concerning me a lot) are important for me.
First of all I have to apologize for my english, because you know, it seems to be a genetic defect, and all native english spaekers know it. (an aussie guy living in Indonesia told me once the truth: french people, we don't understand you, we just pretend to).
I've been reading many posts in the permies forum a while and I'm very impressed of/by (I don't know. Damn english...) the knowledge, the way of people acting here, always respectful and at the same time telling in a very direct way what they want to say. I enjoy the atmosphere and can not imagine "Paul is an horrible person"  (I don't remember the word in the thread, it was familiar language I did'nt know before) because for sure, this forum would not be like this.
Thank you people for being who you are and for sharing your amazing knowledge, thoughts, advices and and and...

Best regards.
Nathalie
 
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Nathalie:
Welcome to Permies! Glad you decided to post :)  
You are doing well with the language, not to worry (the word you wanted in there was "by.") There's a lot to learn here, and nice people to talk to about things. Most of my threads are things like "what is this?" or "now what do I do about this mess?" and I always get good advice from people who know. Which is not something you get on most of the internet. It's a good place, people helping people.
Great to meet you :)
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Nathalie Dupont wrote:Greetings,

I'm a french woman in the end of my 40ies living in Germany who feels the growing need to change her life radically - but step by step. I'm very interested in permaculture with all his principles and furthermore some topics like industrial hemp (plastic substution, construction/insulation substance, fibre for clothing and much more), multi-generations interactions/communities and some spirituality as well (connection with mother earth is something concerning me a lot) are important for me.
First of all I have to apologize for my english, because you know, it seems to be a genetic defect, and all native english spaekers know it. (an aussie guy living in Indonesia told me once the truth: french people, we don't understand you, we just pretend to).
I've been reading many posts in the permies forum a while and I'm very impressed of/by (I don't know. Damn english...) the knowledge, the way of people acting here, always respectful and at the same time telling in a very direct way what they want to say. I enjoy the atmosphere and can not imagine "Paul is an horrible person"  (I don't remember the word in the thread, it was familiar language I did'nt know before) because for sure, this forum would not be like this.
Thank you people for being who you are and for sharing your amazing knowledge, thoughts, advices and and and...

Best regards.
Nathalie




Hi Nathalie! Welcome to permies, we're very glad to have you! As Pearl said, no worries on the language barrier. A lot of us speak English as our second or even third (or more) language. I'm excited to see your posts and contributions as you start your journey!


 
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Bienvenue Nathalie.  
 
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Welcome Nathalie. You sound like a wonderful person, and I'm glad you're here. Don't worry about your English. There are native English speakers with much worse grammar and vocabulary.  There are lots of very helpful and kind people here. I hope you find what you are looking for.
 
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Nathalie Dupont wrote: step by step



My story: Last year I started with 5 Jerusalem artichokes which I fenced in to protect them from the deer. This year there's 50 and not all of them are protected but to my surprise the deer are not totally destroying the unprotected plants. So next year I might be able to remove the fence and let the deer graze through without losing my precious garden to them.  The point I'm trying to make is that developing the knowledge is time consuming and there is never a dull moment day to day as we absorb the tactics necessary to live in a world without fences.

(Disclaimer: Poetic license intended)



 
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Hi Nathalie, and welcome to permies!! Nothing wrong with your English, at all. It saddens me to report that many, for whom English is their first - and often, only - language, could take lessons from you, and expect drastic improvement. ;)
 
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Hi Nathalie, welcome to Permies! Glad you're here
 
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Thank you all for your kind words! I'm very impressed by (by! Thanks Pearl) your reactions. I'm happy to be a part of this community.
 
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Carla Burke wrote:Hi Nathalie, and welcome to permies!! Nothing wrong with your English, at all. It saddens me to report that many, for whom English is their first - and often, only - language, could take lessons from you, and expect drastic improvement.


Nowadays we have many possibiliies to improve our english like watching a movie or series in original with english subtitles, listening to an audio book (I slow down the velocity), reading an ebook and typing a word, translations from Collins dictionary would pop up. There are great opportunities. English is the omnipresent language in the world so it makes it much easier to learn or improve than any other language.
 
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Burl Smith wrote:

Nathalie Dupont wrote: step by step



My story: Last year I started with 5 Jerusalem artichokes which I fenced in to protect them from the deer. This year there's 50 and not all of them are protected but to my surprise the deer are not totally destroying the unprotected plants. So next year I might be able to remove the fence and let the deer graze through without losing my precious garden to them.  The point I'm trying to make is that developing the knowledge is time consuming and there is never a dull moment day to day as we absorb the tactics necessary to live in a world without fences.

(Disclaimer: Poetic license intended)



Very wise, thank you for the impulse.
 
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My son always practices his Spanish by watching Spanish speaking TV shows and movies, and then copying what they are saying by typing on his computer as he does so.  It's the funniest thing, but it's really worked for him.  

Now he can type in Spanish at 100 words a minute, and his speaking, reading and writing comprehension has radically improved.  He's done this about a half-hour a day for a couple of years, starting first with children's shows, and now he watches all sorts of movies and such.  

OK -- you've introduced yourself.  Tell us about a project that you are working on or a plant/tree that you are growing.
 
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Amazing, Marco.

Well I' m not growing anything but I have some projects and goals for the future (next 10 years). I plan to write a topic about it.
I live in a flat with a balcony and I just have a lavender and a edible tageles I feed birds with dry bread and I put some water for them and insects. Next year I want to grow some herbs and tomatoes, maybe other vegetables. My parnter will build some device for vertical gardening. It will just be some urban gardening. I want to do something outside but I'm not sure how to do it for now. Just in front of the house there are trees on some plain naked surface. The last summers were very dry and hot and it's a pity to see the dry soil not able to keep the humidity. The trees really suffer. I'm thinking about covering the soil and dig some holes to pute ollas (adobe jars) inside. I have to do it at night, somehow illegally and have to hope the city gardeners will not destroy my work.
 
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Hello, I've just signed up to permies and am working out how to upload my cover and profile photos. Looking forward to digesting the wealth of info you have here. Thank you!
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Excuse my experimentation, uploading another image to get it the right size for the profile!
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Welcome Jasmine.  It's wonderful to have you here.
 
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welcome new folks!!
 
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Welcome Jasmine! Beautiful picture of the house on your logo. I'd love to visit Wales one day.
 
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Thank you. Wales is rich in diverse ecosystems and community is still intact compared to many places. West Wales in particular has a strong culture of low impact, earth sensitive living, food growing and love of our landscape. x
 
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Jasmine, Nathalie, welcome to Permies!

Nathalie,

You mentioned that you can appreciate the direct yet friendly atmosphere here at Permies.  This place is really something special, and I have seen no other site quite like it.  I look forward to your posts.

Eric
 
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Eric Hanson wrote:Jasmine, Nathalie, welcome to Permies!

Nathalie,

You mentioned that you can appreciate the direct yet friendly atmosphere here at Permies.  This place is really something special, and I have seen no other site quite like it.  I look forward to your posts.

Eric



Thank you Eric.
Here we go:
https://permies.com/t/119892/permaculture-projects/cousin-hopeful-project-south-France
 
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Jasmine Dale wrote:Hello, I've just signed up to permies and am working out how to upload my cover and profile photos. Looking forward to digesting the wealth of info you have here. Thank you!



Jasmine, you look so lightful and naturally beautiful. And I like your green clothes, they let me think of the irish leprechaun. :-)
You wrote about west Wales and the bound to nature, it's very intersting for me and since I'm not far away as a west european, I'm looking forward to walk on the bottom of your ancestries one day. And as a nerd/geek, fan of doctor who and torchwood, I obviously want to visit wales ;-) Seriously: I have travellled a lot, always interested in cultures in south east asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia), middle asia, near east (Ouzbekistan, Armenia, Iran) and also Africa (Senegal, Morokko, Tunesia). And now I feel a strong attraction to brick houses, grey clouds, brute nature, rough beauty and the people living there, so I have a desire to travel to United Kingdom and Ireland. I can't describe it but I feel something changed in me. No need for old far cultures/mystism/old pieces of truth anymore (and exotic nature)but the consciousness I can have / feel it here or nearby. East Europe like Serbia or Romania are attracting me as well.
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