I really really don't want to travel out west for additional permie classes like aquaculture or Food Forests, but I cannot seem to find any around Illinois this summer... (not that I don't love it out there, but gas $$ and karmic debt for burning fossil fuels...)
I've checked Midwest Permaculture and with the Permaculture Activists, and now here.. anyone else I could talk to?
Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Location: Mid Missouri
I live in mid Missouri about 15min west of Jefferson city, my family and I have bought a small farm and are in the process of giving it a permaculture face lift. We have owned and operated a organic CSA farm for several years now and are transitioning the new farm to aquaponics. I have a great deal of knowledge in the hydroponic/aquaponic industry and would love to share that with people. I have completed the Mollison video course as well as his PDC manual and other books and plan on opening a learning center here in the near future. I am in the process of building a 12x100 greenhouse with a 5000 gal tank for fish and Prawn. 40' of this will be devoted to sub tropical and tropical dwarf trees. I will also have an attached 20x20 nursery for tree starts. We will be using a compost and a solar hot water heater to heat the 14Lx10wx7d underground tank and should have no problem keeping it all warm and cozy. A few other projects are converting a mid 1800 English cottage to a cob hybrid as well as a food forest and ponds. We would love to share our passion with anyone who is interested, we have plenty of land cute critters and a passion for permaculture. We are an open minded family of 3 and would love to help