Oregon born and raised on a farm of 180 some odd acres with gardens, orchard, chickens, pigs, sheep and then beefcattle. Left it all and life took its turns, now wanting to return to the good life after living in the city all these years. Currently living in California, the Monterey Bay Area and travel to Santa Cruz, and the SF Bay area depending on work. I discovered Permaculture a few years ago and signed up for Geoff Lawton's Permaculture course, which I haven't been able to finish yet, but which is one of my goals for 2015 , so I 'm a Newbie. I'm currently "stuck" to this part of the world my for about 2 more years (last kid will be going off to college about that time). I have a large family from my previous marriage, all grown and starting their families, a few still in college and one last one to go...
So farm girl, worked in customer service, then family, then back to work in Technology, then Real Estate and trying to figure out how to get out of the rat race I've been living. I'm in my 50's. My current hero's are
William McDonough (architect who believes we can solve all our problems with correct design), Geoff Lawton, Sepp Holzer, Paul Wheaton, Bill Mollison. My dream is to create "Heaven on Earth" via Permaculture, help build homes that are TOTALLY off grid self sustaining and aesthetically pleasing (or instead of building new, just take the crap we have now and re-do it to that standard) and in my really old age, I'd like to travel the world and help rejuvenate our world and teach others how to live via permaculture. So this is me.
You go girl, it sounds like you have a great mindset, I love the part you shared about heaven on earth, I am of the school that we already have heaven on earth, we only need to take a few short moments to recognize it. I am from Canada but travel all around. I love my American friends, I am also of the mindset that the universe belongs to me...and you...and everyone so where you live is but a state of mind. I have come to understand that most interesting places around the world will allow you to stay for 6 months without a problem. I like base camp but I love the world in which I live, permaculture is a beautiful way to go. Being Canadian I am currently looking at some property in Creston B.Cl. Which I believe borders Idaho. If you would like to chat more you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Kind regards