Hi there! My name is Evan, and I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone before I start posting anywhere else on these forums. I don't remember exactly when I first found this site, probably many years ago when I was looking for some good information on alternative building, rocket stoves, and permaculture, of course! I've been aware of it for a while, just never signed up or engaged in the forums, though I have listened to many of Paul's videos and podcasts, and have read a few threads here and there.
Personally, I've been utilizing various permaculture practices in my own gardening efforts for the last decade or so, and plan to build both a rocket mass heater and a wofati sometime in the near future (hopefully). I've been experimenting alone for a very long time, and would like to get more involved in some like-minded folks, either online or IRL...or ideally, both! I really love the LIC idea that Paul brought up in a podcast I listened to recently.
I'm a father and husband, artist, musician, vineyard keeper, beer brewer, web designer, and podcaster...and I'm sure I'll share all sorts of links to things I've been part of, created, and/or had some sort of interest in over the years, as I get to know you all here. I've lived in the Midwest most of my life and really want to do more with homesteading, permaculturegardening, wild foraging, mycology, food preservation/fermentation, natural building, and eventually beekeeping and animal husbandry.
Hi Evan! Welcome to Permies ! Lots of folks here more than happy to discuss all things permaculture. I will happily talk your ear off about rocket mass heaters. Grab a cup of coffee and start perusing the forums, before long you will be posting all the time.