I am in the East Bay, Oakley to be exact but I work in Concord. I am extremely interested in learning more about permaculture principles. I still consider myself a newbie but am devouring everything I can read about it. I love The Institute of Urban Homesteading and love taking courses and going on Farm Tours. I have taken one workshop on building with Cob and just completed my first Cob oven. Yay! I brew kambucha, and keifer, and make my own soaps. I also raise chickens. That's about it for now. My husband and I have a vision to move to the Auburn area in a few years where we will build an earth bag home, and live sustainably. I would love to know if there are others of like mind in our current area and future area that we could learn from.