Hello, my name is Alice. I am s stay at home mother of three small children(i.e domestic goddess).This is the third season we have been in our own home and the third year I have grown my families vegetables. This last few months I have started reading up on permaculture, slowly as I dont get much reading time, andit feels like the way I think we should head in the future. I already tried to companion plant and had things spread out not planted in rows though this was due to space restrictions and large established plants than anything else. I had already noticed myself things like an overabundance of certain pests when alot of same things were planted together. I was already not using chemicals, I mean I feed this stuff to my kids I dont want poison on it.For many years I have wanted to own a larger bit of land and work towards becoming more self sufficient, I love the ideals of a permaculture farm and I amhoping to use this time in my ,little yard as a practice and beginning while we aim towards bigger things. This year about half my seeds came from my own seed save and me and the kids have recently built a worm farm(poor little worms get a bit to much attention). So we are on the beginning of this part of our journey. I feel very nervous of an uncertain future for my childrren and I think I owe it to them to try and learn and teach as much as I can, for us to be a family that doesnt need to rely on only the food? and lifestyle that advertisers try to sell us everywhere we look. Thats about it for now.