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Hello all! I am a teacher in Alaska and I've been granted a leave of absence for this next year and I plan to be traveling abroad for a year. I've always wanted to travel about and the time is now!

I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to the bush of Alaska, because I'm more attracted to the rural area than cities. Over the last few years, I'm become more and more interested in good food, where it comes from, and ethical food production techniques. I've always had a dream to live in a cabin out in the wilds, living off the land, and now that I'm an adult, I still dream!

I dream about traveling and visiting families, farms, and communities practicing permaculture to learn and carry my knowledge on to the next stop along the way. My goal for this next year is to gain as much first hand experience as I can while traveling around the world. I will be starting in Europe in August, heading to Fiji in December, and the Oceanic region from January-March/April.

I'm looking to make some friendly contacts online that might set me in the right direction along my travels. I've been doing a lot of research and reading, and I am so ready to see them in real life and put my whole heart into it. I would love to one day be able to start a permaculture community with my own friends. I have a lot of learning to do, but as a teacher, I can appreciate that!

If you, or anyone you know, needs help in Europe from August-December, or Australia/New Zealand from January-March, please let me know and I can be there!

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Welcome to permies Erin
That's a great time to head over here; there's usually plenty of people looking for help in the harvest season!
Please remind me to keep an eye out for people and projects.
Are you planning to visit both urban and rural 'outfits', or...?
Will you be on the WWOOF register? It can be a handy way to find interesting people/places, and many organic/permaculture places are on there.
Erin Arno
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I will be going through Wwoof for Australia for sure, but I've been looking through workaway.info also. I'm mostly interested in the rural areas. I live bush Alaska, and I want similar experience when traveling.
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