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Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Hi Permies,

Shane here from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Just wanted to introduce myself to the community. I'm 28, partnered with 2 kids (2 yrs, 4 wks), living in cohousing (renting). Got my PDC in late 2015 with Midwest Permaculture, but haven't really practiced. Every time I try to start a garden I get caught in the "we're not going to be here for very long, so shouldn't invest to much in this land/place" trap.

Currently working outside the home at a decent-paying tech job (software/robotics). Contemplating next steps towards a situation better suited to homesteading. Hurdles include money to buy land, as I'm quite debt averse. But also the fear of being isolated, and just not really knowing what we want.

Thanks for building such a great place to talk about this stuff. I look forward to getting to know you.

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Welcome Shane!

Have you considered gardening in containers? There are quite a few Permies who have had to do that until better circumstances are obtained.
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Worm bins inside.
Herbs by the window.
Random house plant.
Container garden on the porch.

Random planting of raspberry/berry plants at hiking parks.
Planting berries/herbs at community garden

Finding a 'church/group' member who owns land and need help to upkeep it, while you need practice for your Permaculture learning.

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