Course Review – Intro to Permaculture Design

Earlier this spring, someone in my local urban farming group on Facebook shared about a free online permaculture course that was going to take place over four weeks in May. Like a… typical student enrolled in an online course, I waited until week two-ish to even start on anything, and did not finish the course because the last few days of it coincided with Memorial Day weekend/my birthday. Good thing it was free! And that it didn’t actually count for college credit any kind. Because I would not have passed since I missed the last several ‘assignments’ because I was too busy cleaning house for my birthday party.

The course I took was the Intro to Permaculture Design class by Oregon State University. It will be available to take again at the end of October. If you’re interested in signing up, you can go ahead and enroll through Canvas Network. (They also offer a lot of other really cool looking courses. Some of them are free, some not, so check carefully!)

So, what is Permaculture?

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It’s Been A Month

And by that I mean “It’s been a MONTH? HOW?” and “It’s been A MONTH. How did all that happen in a month?”

Oh man, where to begin…

Well, I guess first off, I should announce that any of you who have linked to me should update your links to

Yes, that’s right, I have my own domain now! I’m still going to be on for a little while, but the semi-official goal is to move to self-hosting at some point this summer, in preparation for several other goals I’m working toward this year. But more on those things in later posts as they become relevant. 😉

So what else has happened this month?

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oklahoma, tornado, oklahoma weather, march 30 2016

If a Natural Disaster Struck… what would you do?

That question has been hanging in my mind for the last week. Two years in a row now, we’ve had close calls with tornadoes. Last year it tried to come down on top of us – as in you could look out ANY of the windows from the house and see clouds rotating directly overhead.  Continue reading “If a Natural Disaster Struck… what would you do?”