I attended the three weekend Permaculture workshops in the Fall of 2010 and now I'm fully hooked. As Charles Yelton is fond of saying about certain things, "Once you go down the rabbit hole you can't ever go back." And that is certainly true for me and my love of Permaculture. I didn't just go down the rabbit hole, I shot down it like my last meal was in there somewhere.

We are beginning the process of turning this one acre into a Permaculture Demonstration Site, so that friends, community, family, naysayers and yaysayers can see first-hand how this system is created, how it works, it's amazing viability, and how they might apply this system to produce food on their own patch of earth.

Permaculture is a part of the growing "Localization" movement, a return to when all our food came from "just down the way", was far more nutritious and tasty, and produced using practical and sustainable methods. All the workshops offered will be full of practical knowledge and hands-on experience, taught be people who believe in the concept sustainability, or as Julia and Charles Yelton say, thrivability.

I hope you will join me in the development of The Island Micro Farm, and in the process find yourself shooting down a rabbit hole of your own.

Be Well!

Mark Shain

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