Hank Burroughs - happyhank07@gmail.com

Living on a finite planet means we need to develop lifestyles that give all people a fair share.  There may not be too much we can do about countries where the leaders have absolute power but in much of the western world we certainly could set a better example.  Two movements that seem to hold a lot of potential in getting to a sustainable and self-sufficient world are Permaculture and the Maker Movement in my opinion.  The first gives a way for adequate food, and shelter, and the second provides tools as the means of production without depending on big industrial corporations.  Still much to be learned and developed in both areas before large populations will be able to join in the new lifestyle.


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    1. getting involved with your org. forces me to fully explain to somebody “in the field”, as it were (the field of “Planet Healing”?, i heard it refered that way once) my complex vision of possible change... that is my primary goal met, right there... let’s do this, bring it, lol... 2. Daily, is my honest guestimate at this point. 3. i expect to do all the work, i guess 4. i HOPE to work with what you do and represent at least until we heal this damn planet! (after maybe we can just stay friends? lol) 5. at this point i’m not looking for funding. 6. in my world those do not distinguish so readily, but i expect your site might welcome whatever stays relevant to the current focus. 7. absolutely, love to share and to learn and explore 8. for sure i’ll help, maties... yarrr 9. it seems to want to go there, perhaps... i expect this whole year to be life altering in the sense that i intend to do my best to activate or release my vision... and if your group can help me get started and perhaps even gather a bit of traction... shazam, life altered. Do i expect this? hmmm. . . . YES ! yes i do :) 10. i think maybe a week might be reasonable, less would be better obviously... 3 days might be optimal, if 1 day creates too much stress... and “variable within a week depending on work load” would also be just fine... if it’s reliable, i would have patience for whatever. 11. what? i should go back and read? i trust myself the first time... i’m reasonable, i did my best...yes they’re reasonable (but please let me know otherwise)


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An older man with years of experience in the military, as a public school teacher, and as a small businessman as my main income producers. Raised on small farm as teenager so am qualified to discuss topics related to food production and preservation.
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