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Permaculture Design Course Assessment

Permaculture Design Course Assessment

So, what did I really think of this permaculture design course? Well, as you could tell, it was very intensive. Honestly, I would’ve retained more info if it had been 8 hours a day, instead of 13. I was so tired at the end of every day simply from being “on” all day that the …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 17

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 17

There was a fair amount of excitement in the air this morning. We were all anxious to be going home but sad to be leaving each other. I woke up at my normal 6:00 a.m. but hit the snooze button so I could sleep in a bit. My night of sleep was not too bad …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 16

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 16

About every fourth night or so, I’m so exhausted that I actually get a decent night’s sleep.  Last night was that night, and I’m very thankful for that.  Today wasn’t too bad because we had field trips.  First, we went to SeQuential BioFuels, which is a gas station that sells solely bio-diesel and ethanol fuels.  …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 15

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 15

Today I did what I needed to do for me… I gave up.  I awoke from another night of barely sleeping and aching muscles and said, “That is enough.”  I did not come on this trip to punish myself.  I came here to learn, and I feel that my capacity to do that effectively has …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 14

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 14

The weather here is simply unbearable – it’s dreary and/or raining about 75% of the time.  My vitamin D levels must be ridiculously low.  We had a session this morning with the owner of the property we’re staying on.  He talked about permaculture in general, but I did not find him very engaging and was …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 13

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 13

Woke up this morning feeling MUCH better than yesterday and with the comforting knowledge that the course is over in 4 days and I can return to my home.  Unfortunately, today is also a cooking day for my team, so I woke up knowing I’d have little free time today.  My alarm went off at …

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