Hello ! I have been building an off grid solar and wind homestead for 3 years now, along with a crash course in organic gardening. I'm not sure which is more fulfilling, cooking , lighting, and computing on clean energy from the sun and wind, or eating fresh food from my garden. Cutting back on my meat consumption has also made me healthier, just as the actual labor of love my garden work has impacted my back problems in a positive way. I'm looking for a forum to share my clean energy struggles in the deep shade of the Oregon forests where I live, and learn more about how to make my garden more self sustaining, and requiring less labor, using "no till", and self replanting food plants, and perennials. I have a youtube tutorial channel for off grid , do it yourself affordable solar ideas, and hope to share that as well. Most of all, I crave like minded people and contacts who take the threat of climate change seriously, and try to lead by example, and willing to help others accomplish self sustaining homesteads in hopes of changing the wasteful culture in USA for the sake of future generations. I'm actually very worried that we may be too late to avoid horrific tragedies such as forest fires, droughts, floods, and famine. If anyone has suggestions how to go about meeting like minds, please, do share, I am somewhat forums illiterate. But I do communicate with people online through my youtube off grid solar tutorial page daily. This is me, and my site. I'd love to share my struggles with solar and save others the harshest lessons gleaned over the years if possible [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl-G3EJMjjdCKJkJdPTvkgg/videos[/youtube]
I think you will find that the people here share many of your ideals. There are forums here for nearly every interest that a person with environmental concerns would have. There is a solar forum where you can post your affordable solar ideas on. I personally would love to see them. There are hundreds of threads here about no-till gardening and farming, perennials, self-seeding plants, and on and on. Say for a bit and look around. You may love this place as much as the rest of us do. And welcome, it's nice to have you.
Yes, welcome Daniel! I added your post to a couple other forum categories so more people might see it. Navigating the forums takes a little learning but it's worth it. Each thread is a perennial conversation so there's always something to read or talk about. Many like minds here to talk with.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
Daniel A. Shinerock
posted 2 weeks ago
Mike Haasl wrote:Yes, welcome Daniel! I added your post to a couple other forum categories so more people might see it. Navigating the forums takes a little learning but it's worth it. Each thread is a perennial conversation so there's always something to read or talk about. Many like minds here to talk with.
Yeah, I'm have a hard time finding things, I guess I'll learn , eventually. Thank you for your encouragement .
I'm in Shady Cove not too far from you. We are also off-grid, but have a large solar array and battery system. I'm always interested in meeting other like-minded individuals in the area. Josephine and Jackson counties Oregon state extension office offer many good classes and information about agencies that can help fund projects such as rainwater collection. Am looking forward to hearing more about your projects. Good luck. Feel free to PM me if you would like.
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