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Hey everybody

I Currently live in Malone, NY Which is about as far north you can
be in new york state without entering into Quebec.
I just finished my bachelors in music this spring and
am preparing myself for the next thing.

My true passions lie in permaculture, farming, mycology, and
anything that involves beautiful life.

That being said, I am having a dreadful time finding like-minded
people and opportunies to gain experience in my area.

Therefore I ask you this.

If I were to dedicate everything I am to my above-meantioned passions
where in this wide world would be a good place to live so as to
have access to these people and opportunities?

I feel a great calling to the American Northwest?

any help would be much appreciated

THank you
 
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You might find something here.

http://www.ic.org/
 
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Hi Caleb,
I too seek the same adventure. I am currently in New Hampshire and I am going to sell my jeep and camper and head out to the great northwest. With my back pack full and my shoes tied tight.I will find what I want. I have an unbelievable urge to learn and live a self sustaining lifestyle. It's beautiful out here in the northeast but the northwest has the best wet seasons around. I know it will work out. Best advice I have is don't sit at home wanting it, get out there and do it! I promised my mom i would stay for the holidays. But after Christmas, I'm out the door and on my way! You should be too.
 
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It does seem that there is a lot of pull to the PNW and to the tropical climates of the world. I often wonder what that is all about. I've lived in the Northeast my whole life and have had good success with permaculture since I picked it up a few years ago. So... I guess my question is "Why leave a climate that you know for one that you don't?" I'm just curious. I think one of the things that the northeast lacks is a larger permaculture community. Somebody out to build one of those.

If there were opportunities closer to home would you consider them?
 
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