I've recently updated my journal on PermaMN about Nutrient Cycling, Raising Rabbits, Vermicomposting, Dry-Curing meat, and more. PermaMN is an organization dedicated to fostering a sustainable and community-focused Minnesota through the application of Permaculture. I was hesitant to post a link, but Paul in his most recent Podcast talks about how he'd like people to share their blogs/journals and such. I've referenced Paul and Permies many times in the journal, including this post. I'm happy to send links back to Paul's stuff, he's been such a great resource and I'd love to see the empire expand. I'd love some input, thoughts, and if there are people in Minnesota on their on journey to sustainability and Permaculture, their own journals on the site. Here is a excerpt from the lastest post:
Despite the fact that the previous growing season has long ended and the next is still a few months away, I've continued to progress towards sustainability thru experiments and education, and even obtain a yield (Permaculture principle #3). I have continued to involve myself in the community and help build a better Minnesota. This winter has been a great chance for me to innovate, expand my homesteading skills, and work on nutrient cycling. I've replaced the warm-months barrel composter with indoor worm composting, started raising rabbits, and experimented with growing food indoors. In the kitchen I learned to culture sourdough, dry-cure meat, how to cook and care for cast-iron--a solid alternative to the toxic teflon coated cookware--, and I continued brewing beer. Sustainability doesn't end with the growing season, it's a life-long journey.
If anyone would like to keep up-to-date with the journal and PermaMN, I'd encourage to join the Newsletter.
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