Portland, MEUSA 04101
April 3, 2009
I'm an artist and gardener who's been living + working in Portland for about 7 years now. I went to Meca for woodworking + furniture design with a focus on mending the disconnect between art making and the destruction of the natural world.
I can't remember now, but I think I heard about it from a friend.
I've been devouring every bit of information I can find about Permaculture since I discovered it while researching for a project at school, but I have yet to really implement the principles in any real-life applications besides in helping to define my evolving personal, philosophical view of the world. It just makes so much sense, and is one of the only ways I can imagine using my time while staying somewhat sane, joyful, + hopeful in a saddened, ravaged world. I'm excited to learn + bring my (limited) organic gardening skills to the next level.
I garden organically in raised beds in the West End of Portland.
I have plenty of kombucha scobys to share and a few years of experience using various fermentation techniques. I have some knowledge of wild edible/medicinal herb identification and how to cook + preserve them. Though I've been passionate about wild foods for years now, I still consider myself a beginner and would love to learn from other herbalists/foragers. I make my own natural, organic skin/hair/body care products and have recipes to share. I'm also vegan and enjoy cooking delicious plant-based dishes, and would love to share food + recipes with anyone who's interested. I'd be super excited to learn more about alternative structure design/building such as cob + tiny houses.
Bummer, Nikki, that you aren't coming to GT this year. I feel bad, we keep missing eachother. Let me know if you change your mind. I sure hope we will see you soon!
Hey Nikkid, Oh Yeah! We are going on a Semester at Sea Enrichment voyage from San Diego down the coast stopping at all the Central American countries, through the Panama Canal, up the other side of C. A., and back to Ft Lauderdale.
http://www.semesteratsea.org/enrichme... is the website if you want to look! My husband is teaching, so we feel so fortunate to be part of this!!! I know I'll be happy to get back to raw food making after being away.
hey Nikkid- I'm so glad you decided to keep the group running! um, things to know.... nothing really comes to mind, except it helps to remind everyone to bring their own plates/cups/silverware :) have fun!