February 21, 2014
Definitely interested in coming to events I have seen listed under your group - hoping to connect with more people in permaculture and all things surrounding
I currently have the pleasure of being mentored by Bill and Becky Wilson who started Midwest Permaculture after I took their PDC Course and spent another month doing an internship here in Stelle. I just became a member of Center for Sustainable Community and plan on dedicating my time to laboring on the land and living off the land.
Through my apprenticeship I will be able to take the Permaculture Teachers Certification offered by Midwest Permaculture and hope to share that knowledge with others who are interested - by doing and not just talking - I believe that a good demonstration is necessary to make the old model obsolete and so I feel fortunate to be working with a community that has been practicing for over 30 years. Along with learning more about permaculture design, woodland management, gardening, etc. I am also going to be taking a timber framing course and have already been learning more about basic carpentry from people in the community here. This community believes in a lifelong education and I hope to develop useful skills to be a benefit to MWP, CSC, the community of Stelle and anywhere that these skills might take me and share them with whoever is willing to listen/discuss or whoever I might have the pleasure of working with
Hello, I'm Matt and I am an apprentice at Midwest Permaculture in Stelle, IL