How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I am currently trying to find a way to "transition" myself. My husband and I have a strong desire to become organic farmers and livestock producers. Due to our current financial state we can not yet afford to make our dream a reality. For now, we try to support local farmers at framer's markets and buy products that are safe for the environment since that is all we can really do for now.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
Having spent a portion of my childhood on a small farm I long to return to that way of life. I remember the fresh produce from the garden, farm fresh eggs, and pork from our hogs. Not only do I long for that lifestyle I glimpsed in my younger years, but I also feel with our current economic climate and the continuing trends as they are, it is a smart choice to return to a simpler way of life. The thing I find funny about organic farming is that in the past, that is just how normal farming was... Now with all of the crazy intensive farming practices and profit driven madness one must adopt a term, no, an entire movement to get back to the root of what makes good, normal food.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I grew up on a hog and horse farm so I am comfortable working with animals. I am a very creative person who enjoys making various things such as paintings, jewelry, crafts, and decorations. I also have an interest in wood working and would love to learn how to make chests and various other things.
How can you help the growth/acceptance/vitality of the Transition movement?
I am not sure, but I intend to do all that I can to get good ideas and messages out into the world. I also will do my share of work and help others in the community who need it.
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Transition Movement
Oddly enough, I have learned quite a bit from looking up videos about homesteading and organic gardening on Youtube.com. They also have many videos on how to make useful objects with used or cheap materials.
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