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