How did we get here?
I was surprised by the lack of good food in this agricultural area (Roundup weedkiller is the norm between seasonal crops) and my kitchen garden began to expand. I am an avid reader and student and eventually signed up with Oregon State University to take their Permaculture Design Certification course with Andrew Millison, a force within Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture). Afterwards, I continued on to earn my Advanced Permaculture Practicum and began implementing sustainability.
I continued studying different practices from all over the world and throughout history; none of them were common on the east coast or even in the Mid-Atlantic — hence our constant experimentation of old global practices and their application and usefulness. I joined the staff on Permies.com, the world's largest sustainable/permaculture forum, wrote a bit and policed a bunch. I was invited to join Advanced Permaculture Practitioners in California with Sepp Holzer (a world-renowned permaculture force) and left knowing that I have a responsibility to share what we’re doing. People need to consider the plentiful healthy alternatives to the all too common, toxic industrial farming/growing practice's and their effects on our soil, water and health.