Hello! from Eagle Creek Oregon, USA
New property offers oppurtunity to learn and implement Permaculture design and systems. I'm just getting started, I'm excited, but hesitant to begin work. Everyday I read something and realize I have limited knowlegde that severely restricts intelligent design.
I am overwhelmed by the need for affordable clean healthy natural food and water, and equally dismayed by government/humanity as to why such an incredible species has destroyed itself as much as we have.
I love permaculture because I finally found something pure, quite like math, the correct answer is... follow the laws of nature! I am very excited for this journey and eager to find some co-participants.
I intend to learn and act upon my understanding of natural systems to generate the healthiest food, soil, water, enviroment, and community as posssible and willing. I intend to share my space with others who wish to learn and practice but may lack the resources, fellowship, or land.
I am cleaning the understory of timberland for a healthy and productive forest. Starting to grow our own food, learning bushcraft, homesteading, and renewable energy. I am currently reading many books and observing my property and it's natural cues before I disturb the land. Swales and on contour water management and catchment are of great concern as I have a 200 foot tall cliff dividing my property from river level land and the timberland portion of the property.
Meeting like minded people and finding a great PDC course are my first priority. If you have any suggestions for PDC courses near Portland Oregon I would be grateful. As a beginner and excited to learn and work I welcome any and all ideas and sugestions.
Welcome to the PRI Forum.
It reads like you are off to a great start with your venture.
Should be plenty of opportunity for 'meeting like-minded people' in your area, as Portland OR is renowned (at least in my line of work/study) for having a large contingent of socio-ecologically aware residents.
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