James Pierce wrote:Hi Mike in Seattle. It is so refreshing to know that there are other like minded gay men out there that way to live a simpler way of life. I am retiring in about 10 to 15 yrs and looking to purchase a homestead in the Washington area. I used to live in Yakima a few yrs ago and fell in love with Washington State. I have been looking at very small town on Hwy 12 called Packwood. The trick is getting my husband to move there. He will follow me anywhere, but he is not to sure about the winters. You see, he has never been in snow deeper that an inch or two. What are some of the areas and prices you have been looking at?
John Wolfram wrote:For permaculture, my overall impression would be that the prepper/survivalist culture provides a nice counter-balance to the Earth-Mother Moon-Spirit culture. A group with both dread-locked hippies and AR-15 toting preppers is a lot more interesting than either segment by itself.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:I don't know if this is specifically permaculture fiction but the Margaret Atwood Maddadam trilogy could possibly fit into this category. It is sort of an eco-apocalyptic dystopia/utopia series. There is also a group of people called God's gardeners who are basically cultish environmentally friendly people who make an eco-friendly lifestyle into a religion. It is SUPER interesting. Atwood resists calling it science fiction though, and instead calls it "speculative fiction" because all of the stuff she writes about that seems to be absurd futuristic events, are somewhat already in the works. Has anyone else read this trilogy?