I am 22 and live in the county of St. Charles, about 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis. I have been organic gardening for A large portion of my life. About two years ago I discovered Permaculture and have since eagerly and diligently studied it. My main motivation in pursuing Permaculture is my compassion for this earth and all those living beings inhabiting its awe inspiring lands. My goal in life is to make as much positive impact as I can. I believe that with permaculture we can begin to reverse the growing ecological calamity that threatens our continued existence on this earth. In propagating permaculture now, we set the foundation for a prosperous existence of future generations.