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Hi all!

I'm always on the look out for people who are growing in my area. I've got a lot to learn, and you all have a lot to teach! A lot of you post on here a lot and I love following your progress, but there are many of you that I don't even know exist. Also, I've noticed that many people on Permies have blogs/official facebook pages, or old blogs, that I had no idea they had. I'd love to read them to learn from your permaculture adventures!

So, I started this thread for people to link to their blogs, websites, threads, official facebook pages ,youtube channel, etc so that other Cascadia Permaculturelists can find them, follow them, and get them more page views and money from affiliates, etc!

This is a place to say:

(1) Hey, I am (or was/will be) a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my related project threads!
(2) Hey, I am (or was/will be) a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my facebook page!
(3) Hey, I am (or was/will be) a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my related blog!
(4) Hey, I am (or was/will be) a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my related website!
(5) Hey, I am (or was/will be) a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my related youtube channel!

It's also a place to link to other local permacultulists that you follow or recommend.

It can totally go beyond just the above, but we'll make this the starting point and see where it leads us!

If you post approximately where in Cascadia you're located, and a little bit about your site, that should hopefully also guide people to your site (and may help this thread pop up on google searches so more people can find your site).
 
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Good Morning ~ I like your idea so I'll give it a go. Hey, I am working hard to be a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's our our website: http://www.coppermoonie.com/ ; and our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/CoppermoonARC/?fref=ts
 
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Thank you! I "liked" your page on facebook and enjoyed looking at your site. I didn't know one could make baskets from cedar branches--now I want to give it a whirl! You're actually located pretty close to me (couldn't find your address, but Monroe is only so big), so I really enjoyed seeing all the progress and cool things you've been doing on your property. Thanks for posting!
 
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Thought I'd link to a few more permaculture-related local blogs and facebook pages that I've found over the years:

Erica Strauss: http://www.nwedible.com & http://facebook.com/nwedible & https://permies.com/t/50761/food-preservation/Erica-Strauss-author-Hands-Home. Seattle suburban area, focus on gardening, chickens & ducks, and food preservation. Frequently comes out with awesome "What to Do in the Month of ____" lists (http://www.nwedible.com/topics/gardening/to-do-lists/). She also has a new book out: https://permies.com/t/50759/books/Hands-Home-Erica-Strauss#408726

Modern Homesteading: https://www.facebook.com/modernhomesteading/?fref=ts & http://modernhomesteading.ca/blog/. Southwest British Columbia Rainforest, focus on homesteading & gardening. Facebook page more active than blog currently, but both have good information. Also writes for GRIT and Mother Earth News

Toby Hemenway: http://tobyhemenway.com & https://www.facebook.com/toby.hemenway & https://permies.com/t/51065/urban/Toby-Hemenway-author-Permaculture-City. Southern Oregon & Northern California. Amazing amount of permaculture knowledge, and author of one of the most definitive and accessible (and affordable!) permaculture books out there. Author of two books: https://permies.com/t/40202/books/Gaia-Garden-Toby-Hemenway & https://permies.com/t/48497/books/Permaculture-City-Toby-Hemenway.

Wranglerstar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIjEnXruVHtvgSVf6TgfUg & https://www.facebook.com/wranglerstar1/?fref=nf & https://permies.com/t/52233/homestead/Cody-Wranglerstar-authors-Modern-Homesteading. In Westside of Cascade Mountain range, zone 3, focus on tools, forestry, and homesteading. They have a new book out: https://permies.com/t/52228/books/Modern-Homesteading-Wranglerstar



If you know of more websites, etc. please feel free to link to them here!
 
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Those are great links, Nicole! I've been following Erica since before I moved to the PNW, and her new book is awesome. Actually, that reminds me that being sick in bed is a great time to finish reading that book!

I didn't know that Toby has a new website. I'm now signed up for his newsletter. I was really hoping I'd get to take a PDC with him in Portland, because he was doing that, apparently right up until I moved here in 2013. Oh well.
 
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Found another neat Cascadia blogger! How have I not run across this website until now?!

Marblemount Homestead http://www.marblemounthomestead.com/index.html & https://www.facebook.com/Marblemounthomestead & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq3hdG5cgbYlxVm_23o7GfA & http://www.twofeatherswildernessschool.com. Marblemount, in the North Cascades, focus on homesteading, homeschooling, organic gardening, wilderness skills, livestock (goats, pigs, chickens, ducks), and food preservation. Has an online cheese-making course, as well as free e-book.

Once again, if you know of Cascadia bloggers, etc., please share their pages!
 
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Hi Nicole - I'm a little slow to respond - but we are building a permaculture farm in the Independence Valley (between Olympia and Centralia but further west) and we have a blog about "our journey to the farm" - we are not living there yet, but hopefully soon.
https://lepetitcanardfarm.wordpress.com/
Thanks for starting this thread - I'd love to find more local permie-minded farmers!
 
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Laurie, hi! We're pretty much neighbors, I guess. We're south of Oakville in the middle of the woods, and drive through Independence Valley to get to town.

I have a Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/bigleafhill/ and a blog here: http://bigleafhill.blogspot.com/ . I was gung ho when I started, but petered out fast because, duh, I have no audience. It's more fun to just post stuff to my personal Facebook where friends and family will at least see it and like and comment.
 
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Hi Rebecca! Nice to know there is someone nearby that understands what permaculture is all about. Hope we can meet up at some point 😊
 
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We are still in the building process. Is this post okay?

http://bend.craigslist.org/cls/5455013674.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cobprojectcampus/?ref=bookmarks

http://www.cobprojectcampus.org/
 
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laurie branson wrote:Hi Rebecca! Nice to know there is someone nearby that understands what permaculture is all about. Hope we can meet up at some point 😊



We like to think we do, anyway ;P

I'm sure you're familiar with Wobbly Cart and Helsing Junction and Augustfarm all down in the valley there. Not all permie, but organic and forward-thinking for sure. Then there's Bone Dry Ridge doing small batch yogurt with milk from Fagernes's, and back this way there's Wild Thyme Farm which maybe isn't as permie as it used to be, but still hosts some interesting events and guests, and our friend Cathy has Morning Dew Farms where she specializes in fruits. There's lots of us organic/hippy/alterna-types out this way. You know, mixed in with the good ol' boys-n-girls.
 
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We actually drive past Augustfarm, Wobbly Cart and Helsing Junction on our way! I've had Wild Thyme on my list of places to visit but have yet to make it. Thanks for the info
 
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Hey there! Thanks for this thread as a resource! Really looking forward to connecting with others here in the NW. My family and I are on the path to getting land by the end of the year, so in the meantime we've been mostly learning and preparing ourselves. I have started a blog site focused on social and environmental justice from a NW perspective. I haven't been able to devote a lot of time to it but my plan is to create a solutions focused news blog that comes back to the idea of applying permaculture principles to the social, political, and environmental problems that face the Cascadia region.

The site is Mercury Rising Blog, and my Youtube is MercuryRising -- I'll make sure to have more content up soon

Take care all and looking forward to connecting across our region!

~Rachel
 
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Windward Ecovillage (AKA Windward Education and Research Center located in south central washington (klickitat county). Been on the land since '88 working to model a village-scale system to feed, fuel cloth and house about 20 people on 100 acres of margnial land.

A Blog roll over 20 years long. Lots of article updated regularly.

Some of our big-picture projects include:
  • Broad scale permaculture for the eastern cascades region. hugelkultur, hedgerows, terracing, swales, small ponds, and irrigationless agrofrestry in general.
  • Permaculture-based natural burial cemetery: Herland Forest Natural Burial Cemetery
  • Conversion of woody biomass into transportation fuels, low-grade heat, and other liquid and gaseous fuels : Biomass2Methanol
  • Ecosexuality : the integration of our sexuality in building cooperative land-based communities, economies, and culture. Looking at the Earth as a lover and a partner, not as a parent.
  • Many traditional and primitive skills such as wool working, leather tanning, wood working, sawmilling, basketry, metal smithing, and more.


  • We host many events throughout the year, and have a 40 acre campground that we love to rent out for people with a low budget but big ideas and commensurate values.

    We're looking for brave souls and courageous hearts to join us on the adventure!

    Windward is also an inexpensive cooperative living arrangement for those doing masters degree work or simply in a transitional phase of life.

    Facebook page for windward is: www.facebook.com/windwardcenter
    Youtube channel for Windward is: www.youtube.com/windwardcenter
     
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    Found some more blogs, etc. These are from the northern reaches of Cascadia (aka British Columbia):

    Joybilee Farm http://joybileefarm.com/ &  https://www.facebook.com/joybileefarm/. Grand Forks, British Columbia, Zone 3Food preservation, gardening, herbs and salves, scratch cooking, and crafts. Has two e-books, one of which is free.

    Family Food Garden http://www.familyfoodgarden.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/familyfoodgardening/. British Columbia, Zone 5bYear round gardening, essential oils, and food preservation. Has an upcomming book (2017) about starting a family food garden.

    A Kootenay Country Garden http://kootenaygarden.blogspot.co.id Nakusp, B.C Gardening.

    R Ranson's Multiple Blogs https://www.crowinghen.ca/ & http://nactonfarm.blogspot.co.id, http://itissunnyatebertshome.blogspot.co.id, & http://trampledbygeesepatterns.blogspot.co.id Victoria, British Columbia Glorious blogs of our own R Ranson, with seed saving, plant breeding, chickens, geese, alpacas, sheep and even knitting patterns! Here's her etzy of lovely yarn: https://www.etsy.com/shop/trampledbygeese?ref=em


     
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    Here's two more Cascadia bloggers:

    A Farm Girl in the Making
    http://afarmgirlinthemaking.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/afarmgirlinthemaking Zone 8b Washington, in the mountains. Focus on gardening, chickens, ducks, goats, meat rabbits, food preservation and homesteading.

    Grow Forage Cook Ferment http://www.growforagecookferment.com & https://www.facebook.com/growforagecookferment/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf Ashland, Oregon Zone 8a Foraging, gardening, food preservation including fermenting, and cooking.
     
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    I'm in Cascadia! Would also love to know who is down for plant/seed/material swaps.

    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/jkotar20

    Blogger http://jasonmichaelkotarski.blogspot.com/

    I don't blog to much on that page anymore because it wasn't getting any views. I ghost write on another page I created instead. I put one blog up about a project and got two views, video of the same project is over 115K and climbing.
     
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    Hi Vern,

    I'm in Klickitat county WA,  in Wahkiacus up on the north side of the plateau carved out by the Klickitat River.  Where are you at?
     
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    Andrew Schreiber wrote:Hi Vern,

    I'm in Klickitat county WA,  in Wahkiacus up on the north side of the plateau carved out by the Klickitat River.  Where are you at?



    What's up Andrew, we're UKC (Unicorporated King County) out towards Maple Valley.
     
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    Vern, your woodworking is impressive and gorgeous! Thank you for linking to your pages. I'm really enjoying looking through them .
     
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    Nicole Alderman wrote:Vern, your woodworking is impressive and gorgeous! Thank you for linking to your pages. I'm really enjoying looking through them .



    Thank You Nicole! I should've included my website too www.JasonMichaelKotarski.com I'm a builder by trade, an urban and historic preservation planner by training, and a grower by nature!

    I actually stumbled into permaculture looking for better ways to improve my garden and utilize space. Everyone was tilling up soil and row cropping but I didn't have that kind of space. I started looking into how to better compost all the sawdust and shavings from the shop, which lead to growing mushrooms, which lead to inoculating soil for better crops which lead to companion planting and guilds, etc...... that and of course I watched Dick Proenneke and was hooked!!

    Cheers
     
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    Hello folks, I've been around here for awhile though am mostly too busy to visit or post regularly anymore. I manage a facebook group that helps put people looking for farm/ranch, work/volunteer opportunities or those looking to host or hire same in contact.  Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/farmhands/

    Great idea by the way.  I'm located near Bandon, Oregon and have been a permaculture practitioner since the seventies, or back before the term was known or used widely. I'll be looking for a long-term caretaker sometime in late Spring myself for a 160 acre project I'm managing.

    Farm Out
     
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    Hi Folks!

    I just received an email from Google that Youtube is at it again trying to shutout small creators. With all the crap out there (video game videos (if thats not redundant, vlogs, etc...) its tough to try to keep up. I'm calling out for help as I need to get past 1000 subscribers to keep my channel going. If you happen to be here (and I've heard from some Permies already! ) please check out the channel and of you would please subscribe. Also, please be kind and look through your other favourite channels and subscribe to them as well, keep small content creators alive!!!

    Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/jkotar20

    Cheers and keep up the fight!
     
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    My partner Rhapsody & I live in Cascadia during the summer & teach permaculture classes & cover permaculture projects in the Rogue River watershed with our multimedia project The Story Connective.
    Here is a link to our Story Connective podcast,
    Story Connective YouTube channel,
    Story Connective blog,
    Story Connective facebook page,
    Story Connective sustainer - membership crowdsource funding page,
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    Qberry Farm[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/user/HansLMP[/youtube]
     
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    Nicole, this thread is an amazing resource. Thanks for starting it and continuing to promote it!

    I'm a member of the board of the local non-profit group Northwest Permaculture Convergence, and we have increased our capacity and added some cool new programs to our mission, besides our original mandate of creating the Northwest Permaculture Convergence each year. We have developed an online DIRECTORY for all local practitioners to add their names, farms, projects and businesses:

    Ever wonder how to connect with folks in your local county?
    Ever want to use a local permaculture business but don't know how to find one?
    Ever vacation in your bioregion and want to visit a regional project or farm? Or stay at one?

    Our DIRECTORY has FREE listings, up to 150 characters to describe your permie interests or project/business. To help support our work (and pay for our webmaster!) we have paid upgrades too; a measly $10 yearly gets you a total of 500 characters of description, and for you big spenders - $50 buys 500 characters, your name or business placed at the TOP of your county listing in the COLOR of your choice, and you get to include a logo with your listing!

    So give us a visit: https://www.northwestpermaculture.org/directory.html
     
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    Hey, I am a Cascadian Permaculturist, and here's my blog Wild Homesteading! My site is focused on helping people to work with nature to grow their own food and build/start their homestead.
     
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    Found this thread a million years ago (okay, 2) and just started frequenting the forums again as a lurker and wanted to get posting and interacting again!
    I started a YouTube channel last year, I focus on health but I think clean living and permaculture relate to that a lot <3



    I'm out in the Eugene Oregon area, any advice for a urban renter with some dirt and lots of shade??



    Thanks and hope folks are still "watching" this thread!
     
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