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Heidi White
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Location: Vermont
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Hi! I'm Heidi and just got started here. I've recently been indoctrinated into the doomer cult (climate change/economic insolvency/peak everything) and am now interested in permaculture and transition-type movements as a way of softening my impact and getting back to the natural world from which I have been too-long severed. I'm now in North Central Vermont and loving every second of it. I'm a Registered Nurse (want to be a writer, but that's not exactly a steady gig compared to the other). I'm currently enrolled in a three-year herbalist training program. Ongoing projects are: Learning how to grow food (intrigued by the idea of edible forest gardens as well as the work of Masanobu Fukuoka...I used to live in Japan and do speak/read Japanese so the juxtaposition of those two interests really excites me), learning natural building (love cob), growing mushrooms (medicinal and edible), and growing and making herbal medicine. I'm also interested in intentional communities. As a nurse and future herbalist I feel like I have a lot to contribute to a community. I love reading (there are never enough books), rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, singing, and writing. I am also an ethical vegan and have been so for over two years.
 
Leila Rich
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
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Welcome to permies Heidi
You've definitely got plenty to contribute to this community!
 
John Polk
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Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
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Welcome to permies.com Heidi.

I'm glad you are taking an interest in permaculture. I believe that following permaculture paths tends to make us less dependent on the political/economic systems which are certainly pushing society towards some sort of 'doomsday'. If one can grow their own food and medicines, they will have a huge edge if/when the 'system' begins to erode.

Browse around the various parts of this site. There is much to be learned and shared.

 
Miles Flansburg
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Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
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Howdy Heidi, (couldn't resist) Welcome here, looking forward to your additions to Permies!
 
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