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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 12

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 12

You may notice that I skipped a day… Day 11 was just more of the same with nothing much of interest to report.  It was Larry’s last day of teaching, and we will miss him.  He’s an incredibly thoughtful individual and has a very “live and let live” attitude.  He spent a lot of time …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 10

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 10

What can I say about today?  Today felt like that day in medical school where they finally bring out the cadavers to see who’s really cut out for a career in medicine.  And by that I mean that we were taken to a very unappealing place where people practice permaculture.  Out of respect, I won’t …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 9

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 9

I am totally exhausted today.  The bags under my eyes are a delightful indication of how I will look 10 years from now. Today we broke into the groups in which we will do our projects.  My project group is doing a report on starting a permaculture design business.  The other group: designing a permaculture …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 8

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 8

Well, I did sleep better last night with Shannon’s camp pad… I still ache quite a bit but in an entirely different way!  Ibuprofin was my friend this morning.  As promised, below is a photo of the women’s sleeping area.  What you see is the main area with two futons.  On the sides, in the …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 7

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 7

Nothing of much consequence happened today, other than the collective daydreaming of my coursemates and I about the various foods and beverages we wished we were eating.  I know I will be making several more trips to the organic coffee stand while I’m here. It was 35 degrees when we woke up yesterday, and I …

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Adventures in Permaculture: Day 6

Adventures in Permaculture: Day 6

I left Portland at around 7:00 a.m. and needed to arrive at the course site for our 9:30 a.m. morning circle.  I made very good time despite the rain.  The one thing I remember from the ride is the billboard for cage fighting.  Unbelievable! I was barely 15 minutes outside Eugene when the fuel light …

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