Jackson Heights, NYUSA
Hometown: I'm a former Navy brat; I've got no hometown.
October 8, 2012
Got interested in knowing where my food came from after watching "Food, Inc." Now very much interested in homesteading and small farming. I'd like to know how to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.
While looking at food production videos on YouTube, I came across one called "The Lazy Farmer." I'd always thought farming was too much work, but the permaculture method showed me that one could create abundance easily by simply stepping out of Nature's way and supporting it's natural systems. Then I went to the Permaculture Festival in Brooklyn and learned that it was about more than farming, but could be used to create a more socially just society and build resilience in the face of climate change.
I haven't done one yet, but I hope to soon!
I'm trying to connect with people and learn skills to be more self-sufficient: foraging, herbalism, and knitting. I've also planted some cooking herbs for a windowsill garden in my apartment. ;)
"The Permaculture Handbook" by Peter Bane; Geoff Lawton videos on YouTube; Toby Hemenway articles; Elliot Coleman books
I am helping to create a NYC chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.
Very focused and enthusiastic group of individuals. Love the information-sharing!
Sorry for the late reply myself! Hope you had a great holiday. Been kinda busy.
thank you for your comment! i just noticed it now, looking fwd to meet you!
Peace from New York Tiffany,
おれはMikeです. Not sure if you read Japanese but I'm mike and its good to meet you.
I have traveled the world too, as a professional artist,so many cool places to see.
Feel free to hit me back anytime
hopefully see u on this coming Wednesday night?
Thanks Tiffany, I'm excited to be joining! Unfortunately, i'm en-route to NY and won't be there by this Tuesday, but in the not-too-distant future for sure!
hey! hopefully we can meet soon!
Thank you for welcoming me, I look forward to participating in this group.
IMO= indigenous micro organism. Thanks! glad to be on board!