I have been really sucky with actually writing things for this Blog, although I do remember to put down the recipes and stuff I’m doing, just not the essays of info. So here I go!
Since early this year( Im talking January!) I have been searching out all the Permaculture design courses i could find that would give scholarships. Its been in my plan to kinda switch gears from being so( and only ) physical in my work. I totally understand that being involved with nature will also mean that I have to physically work hard but right now I work as a dance teacher/ dancer and personal trainer to pay my bills. I LOVE my jobs, I really do. But it can be very exhausting answering the same things, doing the same warm-up, thinking up numerous combos a week.
I have spent the last 23 years of my life pretty much just focusing on dance or teaching dance. I really hope that the next few years allow me to spread myself out more. As homesteading and permaculture become more and more important to me it would be nice for my “work” to follow suit. I get a little bit like a giddy school girl when I learn neat little factoids about plants. For example did you know that sagebush and lavender are 2 of MANY flame resistant plants!! Makes sense, you always see them on the mountains of hot and dry land! AMAZEBALLS!
But needless to say I got offered 2 scholarships for PDCs( permaculture design courses) and BOTH didn’t run due to lack of interest! Super disappointing!
So I say FUCK IT.. I’m going to teach myself everything that I can and hope that I can somehow develop myself in this field. I’m still hoping that sometime soon Ill be able to take the course because our culture just LOVES little pieces of paper saying that you have completed some money sucking schooling. BS!
So Im starting my reading with GAIAS GARDEN by Toby Hemenway. I just happened to be walking by a used book store and there it was in the window. So far I’m on page 25 and I friggin love it. Lots of practical knowledge packed in there.
For those of you who have NO idea what permaculture is. Ill show you in pictures.
Things I have done the past few weeks
Oh YAH!- I still haven’t bought anything else new. So I’m still at a mop head and a backpack!! SUCKAS!