Really. I DO wish you were here... all of you. I am learning SOOO much important and hopeful information at my Permaculture Design Certification Course that I wish everyone else could have the same opportunity!
My days are very, very long... I get up by 6 AM, get to the site for breakfast at 8 AM, and then we carry on until at least 6 PM, when I head home... and try to catch up a bit there! I am loving all of it, even the very hot weather on Sunday afternoon, and the hailstorm of yesterday afternoon and near-freezing temps this AM... there's a saying here in the Sierras that if you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes, and the week so far has certainly lived up to that.
We have covered basic permaculture principles, climate, soil, trees, cooperatives and their role in the permaculture motto of "Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share", as well as much, much more. I have managed to knit the entire sweater body up to the yoke and one and a half sleeves during the lecture portions, while covering building a Berkeley compost pile, sheet mulching, soil sampling, garden measurement and mapping and wildcrafting in the hands-on portions, and there's still six days ahead!
I still plan to have a Sustainable Sunday post up, but probably will have to catch you all up on the rest after the course ends next Wednesday.... hope you enjoyed the postcard of a fava bean covercrop!