I've been interested in gardening and growing food ever since I developed the patience to wait for plants to grow (around 5th grade). Being in in lush, living spaces has always been a great joy to me, and being around lots of healthy plants gives me that feeling.
I first heard about permaculture in my first year of college. I randomly picked up a copy of A Permaculture Designer's Manual, and leafed through it. It was way to dense for me at the time, but what stuck with me was the idea of setting up a system and letting it take care of itself. As I picked up more tidbits over the year about permaculture and natural gardening, I got more and more interested. Growing living spaces is now my passion in life. Places that provide abundant food and shelter and diversity of plants and animals, and just make you feel good to be alive.
I've studied as much as I could get my hands on ever since I first got hooked on permaculture. Everything from organic gardening to natural building techniques to renewable energy generation. Unfortunately, I've never had the money or the time to take a PDC, and I've never had much space to grow things in. I make due working in a nursery and garden center, and planting and caring for various family members gardens and animals. It is my dream to one day become a licensed designer and own my own farm where I turn people's and businesses various wastes into food, energy and useful products.