Chris Wang wrote:Are their any benefits of longer fasts that you don't get by eating once a day? I don't have any trouble losing weight, are there other advantages to fasting 2+ days?
Slightly off topic, but one other thing I have often wondered about is if it ideal to eat meals that contain a mixture of different food types eg. meat and vege at the same time. Wouldn't we digest food better eating meat and veges (even different types of plants) as separate meals, as I assume we have an evolutionary history of doing? For example have a vegan meal, carnivore meal, vegan meal, carnivore, carnivore, leafy food, carnivore, tubers, carnivore, carnivore, fruit... etc. While something like a chimp is a fair way off a human they don't appear to gather fruit to save for when they catch a monkey to snack on.
Pedal McCoy wrote:While everyone my age is off getting their degrees and careers in the usual cookie cutter fields, I want to dedicate my energy and time to a different career.
That in permaculture design. With a minor in homesteading.
Probably one of my ultimate life goals is to create a real life Garden of Eden. The ultimate ideal that everyone on this board holds close.
That is the career i wish to pursue. However, I don't think any college would offer a degree relevant to what I wish to do.
What would be the best means of aquiring the skills and experience to fulfill this aspiration?
Would Wwoof be a good outlet? I hear many things, good and bad about the farms and organizations that are part of it. I recently sent for a directory and waiting eagerly at the mailbox.
Anyone have experience with Wwoof? How did you learn your skills?
Tyler Ludens wrote:
helen perks wrote:We do need more people out there who are not only homesteading (which is also super-valuable!) who are models, mentors, trainers for people who want to have permaculture be their lives and their livelihoods and to greatly expand the options.
What you seem to be saying is that there need to be more jobs available to people who are interested in permaculture and other land restoration concepts. But who will provide these jobs? These jobs won't exist unless someone develops businesses based on regenerative techniques, and who better to start a business than a person who needs a business? (I say this as someone who started their own business which has operated for over 20 years. My household's primary income is from two home businesses.)