Just posted this article on my blog: http://www.otherthingstobe.com/an-alternative-pathway/
"One young woman whom we’ll call Bright Sky (a name she received while spending a month on the Ojibwe reservations during her college years) began to rethink her future when she graduated from Penn State in the summer of 2009, shortly after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression began. “I didn’t think about it until years later,” she says, “but that transition period is very likely the reason I chose an alternative pathway.”
Bright Sky has forged her alternative pathway by a nurturing a strong interest in stewarding the environment and by getting educated in permaculture, a system of agricultural design principles that mimics the patterns found in natural ecosystems. Developed in Australia in 1978 by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, permaculture is made up of many disciplines, including gardening, energy, architecture and community building, and is now practiced throughout the world as a path to sustainable living. Years before hearing about it, however, Bright Sky’s journey in this direction began with a unique learning experience that inextricably connected her to nature."
Would love to interview anyone else with an interesting story to tell about your permaculture journey. Feel free to message me or comment below.