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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    Patti J. Patti J. joined
    January 22, 2012
    Patti J.
    "Hey there....I'­m a homeowner in Kittery who wishes I was the homeowner of a farm. So, I try to do all I dream of on my farm here in town. I'm just beginning to learn permaculture and find it goes along with my views on the world......"
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    cdmker cdmker joined
    January 6, 2012
    "Looking to share ideas about sustainable living. Healthcare worker."
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    Dyan B. Dyan B. joined
    November 15, 2011
    Dyan B.
    "Hi Im a visual artist, teacher and gardener. I live on Monhegan Island with my artist/ meditator husband. We have been here for almost 20 years , full time for 10 years and now part time. We are in Lincolnville the other part of the year."
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    Catherine S. Catherine S. joined
    October 29, 2011
    Catherine S.
    "I am an artist and social worker living in Freeport with dreams of creating a similar space here at the home I share with my husband, Jim. I hope to create a space that nourishes the community on multiple levels: food, art, nature, education & play"
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    Jubal Jubal joined
    October 1, 2011
    "Island resident, new gardener (started in 2008), quite fascinated by the natural world and our place in it, and bent on living harmoniously with it."
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    Shelagh R. Shelagh R. joined
    September 19, 2011
    Shelagh R.
    "I live on Peaks and have been a member of Portland Permaculture for some time. I need some inspiration and encouragement for my own little projects!"
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    Steven W. Steven W. joined
    August 16, 2011
    Steven W.
    "I grew up in cape elizabeth and spent many summers on peaks island. I'm so happy to see that there is a permaculture movement spreading all over maine. Ive been working on land projects for about two years, and am excited to return to maine for more!"
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