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  •  Well, I've been through the course. (5+ / 0-)

    And even been involved in organizing a few to be presented.  And using those ethics & principles in daily life, such as:

    1. Design elements have multiple purposes
    1. Share the surplus
    1. The problem contains the solution

    On that third one.  I have a willow thicket here that requires cutting back - it would encroach too much on the fruit trees without help.  (As they get bigger the willows will become less of a problem, because the willows don't as well in the shade.)  Expensive nuisance to rent a a chipper and turn all that brush I've cut into mulch.  Plus it's a little dangerous.  This year, I'm getting a wood stove.  The house is solar, so I don't use a whole lot of propane, and won't need a big one.  But propane costs 2.5 times more than it did 10 years ago, and isn't likely to go down anytime soon.  It would be sweet to do all the heating from on this little patch of land.

    I've also been studying up on medicinal plants and working on getting perennials established here, too.

    I like how it requires paying attention, too.

    "You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus."
    . . . . . . . . . Mark Twain

    by Land of Enchantment on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 04:12:31 PM PDT

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    •  This summer I'm going to (1+ / 0-)
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      the Bullock Brothers permaculture design course on Orcas Island, a couple of people I go to school with are taking the class too! We are almost going nuts waiting for it to be July!

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