• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland


Posts: 8
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi everybody,

My name is Irene, I'm 24 years old and I'm a 4th year Applied Biology student from The Netherlands. I'm currently doing a permaculture-related internship at the Aardwerk Academy, I'm working on a permaculture-role playing game called GreenDragons!
I was introduced to permaculture by my former roommate, but since we lived in an apartment building there was only so much vegetable growing we could do. About a year ago I moved to a community housing project with a big joint vegetable garden, it's a tiny eco-village in the middle of a city. I started applying permaculture-elements in the garden over here, and since then I've been learning more and more about permaculture design and living. The whole permaculture design philosophy fits really well with everything I learn at my university. I specialized in nature conservation, in The Netherlands nature conservation is really different from the rest of the world: it's more design than conservation. I found that a lot of the stuff I learned about plant guilds and designing an ecosystem is essentially permaculture design.

Besides permaculture I have many other interests: I used to be a lighting technician in several clubs and venues, every once in a while I still work a show. I really love music and enjoy going to ska, punk, metal, psytrance, blues, trip hop, ambient, reggae and various other concerts and festivals. I also love history, mythology, reading, writing, painting, playing games....

I hope I can learn a lot from you guys and maybe even generate some useful posts myself
Posts: 3113
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even Soil:SandyLoam pH6 Flat
forest garden solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome to permies. there is alot to learning and the community is very sharing.
Posts: 1703
Location: Western Washington
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Awesome. Welcome Irene, and please feel free to post some music in the music thread! There is totally a permaculture game thread hanging out too.
Rocket Mass Heater podcast gob
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic