Amy Arnett wrote:Beautiful pictures, Kylie! It looks like you're doing a lot in your little space.
The permaculture road, or any dream, can be lonely sometimes. I'm thankful for permies as a part of my community. I also feel isolated a lot of the time. The people my age in my real life community aren't interested in talking about permaculture. Anyone who is is actually doing, so busy. While my husband is on board with the permaculture dream, he is working full time at the moment, and I'm focused on taking care of our kid. So not much time to permaculture right now.
We moved a couple times before settling where we are. I know it can be tough to have to wait to do all the things you really want to try.
I agree with your plan to wwoof through the summer whether you go alone or not. When I first moved to Japan, I left my boyfriend of three years in the states. He said he would follow me in a few months, never happened. And I met my now husband soon after, so I'm glad I went ahead on my own! It can be so lonely at the time, but it's not forever!
In the meantime, permies is a great place to talk about permaculture or anything else.
Hopefully some permies who are closer to you than me will reply also!
Stacy Witscher wrote:I've had the best luck with getting involved with the local extension office. Not everyone will be permies, but some are likely to be.
Dailenea Heffron wrote:Hey, I actually know you in real life! Kinda, I was friends with your sister Jamie. I helped her get her shoes back during gym class lol. I live in empire, my name is Dena. I'm currently working on a tiny garden using permaculture principles, and I'm looking forward to a chip drop in the near future.
Mike Haasl wrote:I kept wishing for a homesteading club in my area so after a few years, I just started one. Now it has 160 members.
I kept wanting a community garden in our area so after a few years of waiting for someone else to start one, I'm giving it a shot.
Start with garden clubs, master gardeners and other related groups/fairs and you'll find some folks more in-line with your hopes. And then start a permaculture group.
kylie cox wrote:I'm currently trying to get a community garden going, anything you can share with me? Personal advice or links?
I have a good chunk of compiled info, a rough draft mission statement, purpose, possible sponsors, land requirements, development, meetings/prep and outreach, as well as donating produce towards social issues (low income families etc). I have a million ideas. I'll go peep the other threads too to see what I can find but replies here are so welcome too! ☀🌻
How about specific groups or fairs? Locally there isn't much at all, I've googled pretty extensively. I would be open to driving out a ways. I'm having trouble with this one. Help!
Thank you!!! 🤠