Hi there! At this stage of my life I am redirecting my focus to sustainable living and in particular to ecovillages / eco-communities. This is obviously very much permaculture related, although I don't have any formal training in permaculture (yet). My background is in physics (PhD in physical oceanography) and business (I founded an IT / human resources company). I am new in the Chicagoland area and hope to use my skills and learn new ones in urban permaculture projects.