I recently completed a course to receive my Permaculture Design Certification from Charm City Farms. In addition to learning a thoughtful, holistic design approach to community self-sufficiency and resiliency, I was able to design our site as a permaculture-based homestead. It gave me the opportunity to focus on thoroughly planning how we intend to live with the land and master plan how we hope to implement our vision for "A highly sensory, ecologically and spiritually mindful space where beauty and aesthetics are an organizing principle and a vital experiential asset while each element does its part to lighten our load and reduce impacts."
We've had many neighbors curious as to what is happening with the various piles of dirt, slate, concrete and mulch, and the bags of sand, stone and gravel, and the constant moving and digging. It is definitely a work in progress. And it's a lot of work. Digging a hole is a lot of work. Neighbors, please be patient and know, we have a beautiful and amazing vision based on methods that are tried and true. One day soon we hope to share our watermelons, pumpkins, berries and peaceful space with you!