Michael Milligan wrote:Hello!
I live in the Vancouver area and I was wondering if any of you are near-by? I'm also generally curious about the distribution of permies globally. Is there such a thing as a permaculture hot spot?
Misty Rayne wrote: I was wondering were is the warmest areas either on the mainland or on the island? also within 45-60min drive of a large town/city for work and hospital? And this may sound like a dumb question but do the waters between Vancouver island and the main land ever freeze during the winter? I see so many islands between the 2 that would require a boat to go back and forth. Thanks for any info!!
Stijn De Winter wrote:
We are looking to immigrate to BC (from Europe) and are scouting the province for the best area to settle. We'll bring 3 horses so we do need quite a few acres to be able to sustain them comfortably... Are there area's where (natural) horsemanship are popular perhaps?
I would love to be not too far from a mountain range and a (bigger) city, preferably with an international airport for my work that requires international travel once in a while. I would love to get in touch with interesting people in the province to learn about the heritage of the area, get to know the local growing methods and varieties etc... For me an interesting community is a big plus.
Kirk Hockin wrote:
I live on the east side, about half way up the Island. My area is the last 'large' population center on the way north, there are only small towns on the northern half (the biggest one is 4000 people). I'm planning on growing lots of food, but we've only been here 6 months and it will take a while to get serious food production happening.
Kirk Hockin wrote:Hi Len,
Well... by large I mean 'bigger than Port MacNeil'... Large enough to have more than 1 pizza place, more than 1 gas station, more than 1 grocery store... large enough to live in the country, close to services and still have hope for a modicum of 'urban' culture... Large enough to have a choice of high schools for teens (in case things go south at the first school).
Speaking of the weather, did you get enough of a winter taste the last few weeks? Are you heading to Seedy Saturday?
Len Ovens wrote:
Winter? I work outside as a letter carrier... I hope it melts fast! It took me over an hour longer today.
Kirk Hockin wrote:
I'm just getting tired of snow only on the weekends... I want get to work around the property!
Blayne Prowse wrote:Hi Len and Kirk. I am up the hill in Cumberland. Nice to see a couple other permies in the area!
Len Ovens wrote:doing some look see at land today.... Found a place with a 350sqft home built with permit. The pad is twice the size and obviously was set up for a 35ft RV... the RV serving as kitchen and the house giving bathroom/laundry. From that it would seem that Strathcona Dist. is not too hard to get along with when it comes to building permits. It is encouraging anyway.