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Susie D.



Belfast, ME
Hometown: Belfast, ME

Member since:

January 24, 2014

How did you find this particular group? (word of mouth? internet? etc.)

Interested in Permaculture & Transition for years, I researched groups in Maine, before ever leaving Utah. I think I found my way to this Belfast group through the Portland Resiliency Hub. Once here, it's a small enough town that it was easy to find those active in these projects.

What interests you about this particular group?

Belfast Transition & Permaculture has so many active lines of energy and interest, including food production & permaculture practices; public education; emotional and spiritual health; alternative economies; sustainable housing; and community building. The group is also comprised of amazing people of talent, knowledge, generosity, and compassion. And the projects are undertaken with love and fun.

Do you have any sustainable/resilient living skills that you'd be interested in sharing? Any that you'd like to learn?

While no expert, I have taken workshops in cob building and straw bale construction. I do some home brewing of kombucha and kefir, as well as fermenting vegetables. I'd love to learn basic permaculture philosophies and principals, as well as practices and techniques appropriate to this climate. I'd like to learn about energy auditing and renewable and sustainable energy production. And I am open to learning about new technologies and approaches to living at this place, on this planet, during these changing times.


I moved back to Maine & then up to Belfast in 2013. I live with my dog, Godfrey, in a lovely little place with lots of outdoor space. I work where I can, when I need, and invest energy, time, & ideas in learning and community building.

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