Greetings folks! I found this site while researching rocket stoves. What a wealth of information! I'm a complete newbie to the permaculture concept, but I think the spark has always been inside me. I've been a bit of a "prepper" (for lack of a better term to describe someone who has no desire to rely on anyone else) for quite some time. My girlfriend and I have a home here in MA, but less than an acre of land, so anything we do here is going to be on a small scale. We also have a remote mountain cabin/camp in northern Vermont with 21 acres, and we are constantly looking for ways to make it more self sufficient/comfortable. Many of the concepts and projects here appeal to us both. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the stewards for the unseen work they do in keeping a community of this magnitude running well. Hopefully I can become a productive contributing member here.