December 10, 2011
I became interested in permaculture last spring when I headed down to New Zealand for an internship/WOOF experience with a small start up called teh ECOschool. Run by two ex-New Hampshirites, they are in the process of renovating a dilapidated house according to "eco-thrifty" principles, establishing permaculture plantings, and teaching a variety of workshops out of their home. Long story short, I had an AMAZING time there (they're always looking for new interns...) but as much as I wanted to stay there forever, I felt called back to the states. And good thing, because permaculture is really beginning to spread its wings here in New Hampshire!
Foremost, I hope to learn a ton, and be inspired to create and innovate. I also hope to meet other like-minded people, and help to form a strong network of permies in New Hampshire. I think there are a lot of resources out there, and think that this group will help them to coalesce. I look forward to the growth of a movement, with many exciting projects and opportunities.
Hello! My name is Amy and I have a million interests. That is one reason why permaculture is so attractive to me: it combines many elements such as nature, gardening, sustainability, design, community and art. I also enjoy traveling and hiking.