Well, last weekend I finished my Permaculture Design Course!  I’ll reflect more on it in the coming weeks, but for now… last summer I crowdfunded my course fees, and I want to say a big grateful thank-you to everyone who contributed.  I learned more than I could have hoped for, and I see the world differently than I did before I started.

One of the “rewards” I offered in the crowdfunding campaign was an essay collection on my experiences and thoughts in the course.  I’m in the process of organizing this right now, and hope to have a completed collection out by September.  For now, as a thank-you and also as an introduction, here is a draft of an essay I began before the course started, while I was camping at Sheriff Reservoir in the central Colorado mountains…