Let's plan a meetup to discuss sustainable living & how to get started hands-on

  • February 23, 2014 · 10:00 AM

I think it would be a great idea to meetup & get on-hands experience in constructing various projects by implementing sustainable concepts. Pam Bowling informed me that they plan to build a rocket stove, perhaps they could host a group meet-up with group participation in their project. There are also other projects in permaculture and sustainable concepts I think the group with hands-on participation could learn and benefit as well as implement into a sustainable lifestyle such as cob ovens, strawbale & cob, solar, wind, water, aqua-culture, hugelkultur, food & water storage, emergency preparedness, etc. Is anyone interested? We need a date & place to start a great adventure in stainable living. Is this a thumb-up? Please respond. I noticed that the membership of this group is 135. Recently, I attended a meetup at the Springhouse in Havana which I found very interesting & informative, however the meetup group was about 10 attending. This particular meetup group has great potential for teaching, learning, doing, growing in membership and greatly needed for the times we live in right now and for future generations.

Having grown up and live in Albany, GA, I am not aware of anyone implementing permaculture concepts, so I joined this group to meet people who are into sustainable living, and the awareness of such need for sustainable living principles, I have now just started a meetup group here in Albany and hope people will discover it and join up for this area, I named it Southwest Georgia Permies and Preparedness Guild which I believe is greatly needed for this area.

Anyone in the Tallahassee (Sub)urban and Homesteading and Sustainable Living who might be interested in joining this group for teaching, learning and on-hands doing is encouraged to join it as well and to let other people know about it as well grassroots style, let's get growing and spreading the goodness of homesteading, permaculture, sustainable lifestyles. Albany, GA is called the goodlife city, well, I hope it will soon become as it is called with more people living sustainably even in the city or in the country. Sustainable lifestyle is the Goodlife, so I invite encourage everyone in this group to becoming actively involved and to spread the good word as good seed in a prepared, fertile soil. People need to know what they have not been taught in the society in which we live, future generations are dependent upon knowledge of how to live in the earth in a good, wholesome way respecting it and one another and to be good stewards of the earth. We are all our brothers keeper whether we acknowledge it or not, and we are all accountable for how we care for the earth which is our sustainability. We have been supplied with everything we need for the pursuit of life in peace with happiness, what we do in this life and how we choose to live it is up to each individual in obtaining it. Our modern technological culture of today is in great poverty regarding the basics of how to live in this world in a way that is conducive of peace and happiness, all we need to do is look around us, turn on the news or internet to become aware of the real poverty of this world. It is the lack of love, compassion, peace. Yet, the world is crying out and our world leaders are proclaim it, but they do not possess what it takes to obtain it. Why? Because of the love of something opposite, the love of money, power (domination over other humans), greed. However, I am aware that with the billions of humans alive today, love can spread like grassroots to cover the whole earth. The numbers are greater among normal humans than the percent of humans with power and greed of the status quo. Great is the need in this country to get back to the basics of good, wholesome living and it can start with a few. Many people are catching on to this in some areas, but the need is great right here in this area. All it takes to start a wildfire is just a spark, and we can be the spark right where we live. People perish for lack of knowledge, not lack of resources because they are what surround us everywhere. It is not the money or wealth that will sustain people, it is the basics.

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  • Bob

    If anyone is thinking the meetup is cancel, think again, I do not cancel meetups because of rain. Come and watch a video about important information about your food and being more sustainable. and when the rain stop we could tour the springhouse and more of the surrounding areas on the land. Bring you snacks, drinks and game, cards and lets enjoy the rain while learning something. This is a all day meetup.

    February 23, 2014

  • Pam B.

    Here pretty much every Sunday, along with out neighbor Patrick, is open "farm" day. Bring a dish and join us. Patrick's is unique and you will enjoy yourself if you like archery, tomahawk & knife throwing, darts, blacksmithing, pottery and more. The weekend of March 1st, they will be building an underground kiln. Free to the public.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Ramona E.

    Don't know if we can make it, hubby is having eye issues. Don't want to drive that far by myself. Hopefully there will be more gatherings like this.

    February 22, 2014

  • Colleen

    I work on weekends, but will keep looking for events I can attend. I highly recommend the group takes a trip to Pam's backyard farm like she suggested. Have a great meet up

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Pam B.

    We would be happy to host a meet-up here at Backyard Farm. We have constructed one style of rocket stove and plan to do more, along with many other projects. Richard, if you can determine what time and date is best for everyone, we will accommodate. We usually have everyone bring a dish so we can have lunch together. Our number is 997-4647. Also, we offer free farm tours for groups of all ages, so keep us in mind. We are on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Backyard-Farm/200506210055835?ref=hl and also have a webiste: www.farmerpam.com

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Eric H.

    @ Brian, my wife loves those tiny houses. A bit too cramped for me. I'm willing to settle for similar style park home. I'm having a problem finding lot close enough to Tally so I can keep my job and commute, for now, yet far enough so the "sustainable" lifestyle is not offensive to neighbors and HOAs. if you have a suggestion please let me know.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Eric H.

    Sorry I can't make the new venue. Its, too much drive time for my Sunday plans. Good news, is I need the time to convert my greenhouse to screen house. I hope not too prematurely. So the good news I won't loose my current produce to heat stress. I invited my a like minded friend. He tell's me he may still go . His name is Pete. He tries to limit his interweb time. I designate him as my stand in :).

    February 21, 2014

  • Bob

    One thing I have noticed about meetup groups is that most people join them just to have their name on the list. Also it is very hard in this modern day and time to get people involved or even thinking about being sustainable when everything is provided for them except money. Being sustainable will allow you to keep more of your money.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Brian

    I would love to make it. However, not only do I not know where Havana is, but I already have a lot going on that day. I am a builder and something I would really like to get into is tiny homes and tiny home communities that are self-sustaining and finding ways to implement them. Keep me in the loop and I'll try to get to the next one!

    February 20, 2014

  • Bob

    you may bring your chips to snack on and share. I would like this to be a real social and educational event. We will discuss things like tiny houses and how to make them legal. tiny houses communites. Water resources, Permaculture. Why growing your own food is better than buying it. Lots of other good things. You will learn how you can enjoy life and began to keep most of your income. come to the country and enjoy.

    February 20, 2014

  • Ramona E.

    Hope to make it Bob, explain goodies?

    February 20, 2014

  • Bob

    I Just added my place for this meetup. bring your goodies to eat. Lets have some fun watch a movie on sustainability and more. Come to spend the day at my place.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Bob changed the location to Richard

    February 19, 2014

  • Ramona Ed removed the location. It was Backyard Farm

    February 19, 2014

  • Paul B.

    We won't be able to make that time either.

    February 19, 2014

  • Terri

    I would like to go but have another commitment at 10 - please keep me informed for the next meeting!

    February 19, 2014

  • Ramona Ed changed the date and time to Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    February 18, 2014

  • Ramona Ed changed the location to Backyard Farm

    February 18, 2014

  • Ramona E.

    We are interested in the huglekulter and most other things...keep us posted and if dates work out we will be there.
    I like Erics idea of doing trades.

    February 18, 2014

  • Eric H.

    I'm in. I'm not sure if I can contribute hands on demos this go around. My vision is to promote a network of home producers, basically a co-op focused on trade of their goods. For example, I can offer home brewed ginger beer (non-alc, as far as I can tell) and variety of herbs. I have had small scale success in zucchini and tomatoes this winter. I think the location should be based on convenience when there's a quorum of 5. Using the on line meeting calendars such as Doodle has been successful in my experience. Perhaps there's something similar in Meet-up

    February 17, 2014

  • Deborah

    Is anyone onboard?

    December 13, 2013

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