Long time lurker, first time poster. My name is Tim Smith and I live and work in Masardis, a small town in northern Maine. Since 1999 I have run my business, the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School, which is a small outdoor school and guide service teaching semester courses on traditional outdoor living and travel.
I've been interested in permaculture since first learning about it in the mid 1990's. I'm interested in off grid living, as I spend half of each year off grid, as well as related technologies. I've been composting humanure since 1995 and have studied wild plants and wild things for three decades.
We've got an 83 acre field school here where we teach people to live without infrastructure, make fire by rubbing sticks together, and expedition on the land by canoe, snowshoe and sea kayak. We've had a big garden a few times, but not currently as I'm away on the river for much of the summer. We do take full advantage of the wild foods available, generate our power by solar, hand pump wells, etc.
I've learned a lot from reading the posts here and am thankful this place exists.