I've bounced off of Permies.com a few times over the years as I've researched various and sundry things but this is the first time I've actually created an account.
We are suburban lot owners here in the Front Range of Colorado, further, I'm a middle school teacher at a school blessed with an abundance of land!
Right now we are incubating a few experiments (for us, it's probably old hat for many here) pasturing chickens and building soil in the backyard. In our next school year, I'm hoping to run an introduction to Permacultureclass with our middle schoolers. The idea is to start running the experiments we are trying at home on a larger scale with the kids and to introduce them to Permaculture principles. The end goal would be to be able to feed our entire school community off our land and to share out the abundance with our greater communities.
Dreaming big dreams is kinda my thing...I'm looking forward to learning from you all so we can make them come true and then sticking around to share with those that come after.
As for learning stuff, well there is a lot of amazing knowledge here. Look around and I am sure you will find plenty.
"Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back." (Derrick Jensen)
Hi Jim! Welcome to Permies!
My favorite way to understand what all is here on Permies is the All Forums view. That lets me see how it all connects, and helps me navigate to where I want to be.
There is a LOT here, and a LOT of neat people!
Have fun, and it gets easier to learn how to use the forum, but all the things that are here to learn can take a LONG time to learn! I still get into sections here and say "wait, hold it, where did THIS come from?"