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Brandi S.


Helena, MT
Hometown: Helena, MT

Member since:

September 8, 2013

Why are you joining this meetup? What is your primary interest?

My family is planning for a shift to self sufficiency. We have experience keeping chickens and are planning to take the small piece of land we just bought and use it to produce our own produce, dairy, herbs, etc, and eventually textiles, energy and electronics. We are also involved in electronics and auto parts recycling. We believe that the only way to be free, responsible people is to be able to produce everything on our own, and to pass that knowledge onto our children. To be dependent on any system, no matter how good that system may be, is to be a slave to it. We also believe in generational equity and environmental responsibility; this planet is a gift, it's our job to learn how to use it efficiently.

What is your level of understanding of permaculture? (none, basic, advanced)

Basic in some areas, intermediate in others. I've done a great deal of research into natural home building and have written on the subject, but have never experienced it hands on. We do have experience keeping chickens and ducks, and some small experience growing herbs. We're excited to learn more as we ween ourselves off of the grocery store!

Do you have a garden?

We recently purchased land that we plan to turn into a small sustenance farm, but we have not been able to move onto the property yet. We will, though!

What topics would you like to learn about/discuss?

I'd love to learn about growing produce in Florida! Being from Montana, which has a MUCH different climate, I know next to nothing about what a garden in a warmer, humid environment needs. And what's with all of this sand?! Primarily I'm just looking for like-minded friends, though.

What part of Jacksonville are you located in?

No answer yet


In order of club exclusivity, I'm a woman, mother, wife, student, Montanan and permaculture enthusiast. I'm very confused by people who pay more attention to Jersey Shore than congress. I'm looking to learn, talk and share!

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