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Hello from California

 
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Hello. I am new here. I am uncertain how much I will post. I tend to not post on forums much but since I have been browsing I thought I would make an account and try posting. My husband has took a year long (one weekend a month) permaculture design course and when my children are older I will probably take it as well. We are about to buy a house with a little bit of land. We don't plan to try and be totally self sustainable or anything like that as the land is part of a bishop pine forest and my understanding is that nitrogen tends to be very bad for bishop pines but we do plan to do some gardening and we very much want to work with the land int he most respectful way and we will use a lot of permaculture ideas. I am excited to grow many berries and the land already is covered with wild huckleberries and strawberries. Also I am a fiber artist and the land has many native dye plants and is near the ocean and some local fiber artists have been experimenting with sea water to mordant fibers and dye them with the native dye plants. Anyhow I wanted to briefly introduce myself.

also I have a small question. in the regions section I do not see a region that seems to cover california. I see the upper west coast as cascadia but that seems to cover everything but california. maybe not many people here are living in my neck of the woods? seems like a lot of people living around me are very interested in permaculture though.

I am glad to be here.
 
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Welcome to permies.com, Olivia.

You are correct - SoCal 'kind of' fits into "Southwest", and NorCal 'kind of' fits into "Cascadia". But nothing really fits correctly. The coast vs the inland valleys vs the mountains makes it a hard fit into any group. While the 'midwest' is the country's breadbasket, California is its salad bowl.

Don't let that slow you down though. There is plenty to read and learn here. Be sure to check out the "Cascadia" and "Southwest" forums, as events happening in your area do often get posted there.

 
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There are lots of us from California, we just don't have a place to hang out. So we post everywhere.
 
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I am a little embarrassed at the number of typos in my first post but happy at the warm welcome. I guess I will have to read and post all over. I am in the west marin part of california in the san francisco bay area.
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