Saint Petersburg, FLUSA 33716
September 10, 2010
As a lazy person, I love the idea of getting the most that you can get out of something with the least amt of energy expended-without being exploitive, of course! I love buildings, though I have the mind of an artist, rather than an engineer. I want to use permaculture to help me explore and expand the 'science/design' side of my brain.
formal education in Fine Arts, so I'm good with my hands and observing and absorbing deeply. I'm always making cuttings on my little back porch to give away. I always have some kind of small building/planting project i'm working on. I secretly plant black eyed peas and Maigold seeds and sweet potatos in the ground. I also mulch secretly, in the night. I took one permaculture course, locally. Plants like me.
I find it helpful to ask "how can I be more 'permaculture' about this-(where can we catch, store more energy, could we stack more functions, add more edge, add more microclimates, get some more beneficial connections?) - it's a fun, worthwhile, game or puzzle to try to jam pack a design, making real use of as many principles as you can- and then name them. This could be done within any aspect of this group- It may be helpful to do this as a group during the design stage of a permablizt.
I actually got an email from the White House with a link to serve.gov. They suggest that we do some volunteer work on 9/11, I typed in my zip code for local ways to help, this popped up. I couldn't believe that there actually was a permaculture group right here in sleepy ol' st. Pete.
Through the use of this permaculture model, I think Earth is getting the "best bang for her(our) bucK".
haven't been in some time.