Pearl Sutton wrote:
Tyler Ludens wrote:"Why did you become a permie?"
For me, permaculture presents a clear path to a positive future, for me, for humanity, and for the rest of the living world.
Awesome! We need shirts made that say that!
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:
I have a theory that permaculture is an attempt to recreate the Garden of Eden. Or at least that childhood of roaming and rambling, building forts, climbing trees, and feasting on both wild and domestic plants and their fruits as we found them.
John F Dean wrote:While I do engage in a number of Permie practices, I do not consider myself a Permie
Abraham Palma wrote:I think you don't have to compete in the Olympics to call yourself a runner, if you do running.
By the same rule, you don't have to live completely off-grid and wild to call yourself a permie.
To my eyes, you both are permies, want you to name it or not. You might not be among the hundreth most influential permies (our Olympics), but that's fine.
Sonja Draven wrote:I agree completely, Greg. But he is not a very adventurous person and he has no intention of changing so....
I'm so excited about my planting adventures too. I'm going to plant a bunch of seeds and pits I've collected this year and see if they come up and if they do, if they survive. I also ordered a few bare root apple trees - most just based on the description and fit for my area - that looked fun. I should be planting them next month - weather depending. And some berry bushes to add to the blueberries I already have established. I plan to plant some more stuff in the spring and see what comes up.
I have lots of bad, not-to-scale sketches of current and (upcoming) future state plans. The only down side of the excitement is that coming back to the city from my homestead gets more difficult every time.
What are your favorites? What are you planning to try next?
Matthew Nistico wrote:... And permies are all about fixing things for themselves! That resonated so deeply with me ...which is how I knew I was a permie.
James Alun wrote:I'm a refiner not a visionary.