Hi, I think I might be the youngest person here!!!

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  1. jeremy

    jeremy Junior Member

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    Hey, my name's Jeremy Gillen and I’m 14 years old and I live in Alice Springs. I’m interested in long distance running, triathlon, rock climbing, chess, permaculture, appropriate technology, alternative building and climate change as well as all the other problems the world has got itself into!

    My dad suggested I learn about permaculture so I read Rosemary Morrow’s ‘Earthusers guide to permaculture’ and I loved it. I’m now trying to get hold of ‘permaculture: a designers manual’.

    At the moment I’m designing and building a desk for myself and trying to start a youth environment network here in Alice. I’m just starting the process of redesigning my family’s backyard along the permaculture principles. If anyone has any knowledge of Central Australian plants and animals or permaculture strategies that might work here then I'd love some help.
    :hi:
     
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    Welcome Jeremy! Wish I had started learning permaculture when I was a teenager, it's much harder when you have to unlearn bad habits. It's great that your folks let you have the run of the yard to play permaculture in. Try the local library for the Designer's Manual. There's a section for each climate type in there which will give you some ideas about how to approach your place.
     
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    Good luck Jeremy. I wish you well
     
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    G'day Jeremy

    Welcome to the PRI Forum.

    You certainly are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I have visited the 'Centre' often, and each time I come away with a new perspective on life.

    Concerning the acquisition of local 'knowledge': If you have not already done so (as I suspect you may have), check out the following:

    Alice Springs Desert Park

    Desert Knowledge Australia

    Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

    You, and your peers, are doing some great stuff. Keep up the good work!

    Cheerio, Markos.
     
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    thanks Markos,
    i should have thought of the desert park!
     
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    Me too :-(
    All best Jeremy...
     
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    Hi Jeremy,

    Good for you, you're so young....
     
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    Hey Jeremy,

    welcome from another newbie. Love that you get to redesign the garden, that'd be so much fun!
     
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    Welcome, I hope to hear more about your journey in the future!
     
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    thanks for all the welcomes.
    :)
     
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    I just got Permaculture: A Designers manual and started reading it :)
     
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    That's the end of your old life now Jeremy. Once you own the Designer's Manual there's no going back....
     
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    Hi Jeremy....I'm new here too....but ever so 'slightly' older. As others have said, I wish I'd known about permaculture when I was young. Still, I was interested in gardening even back then. Bill Mollison hadn't thought it up when I was a kid :-( It's never too late though. What a great future you have. I hope you thoroughly enjoy living with permaculture principles. All the very best to you :)
     
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    Awesome, Mate!!! Well done to you, and all the Crew who will be joining you in the Alice!
     
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    Great news Jeremy. Well done
     
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    Not only are you the youngest here - you are the awesome - est! Well done! I can see Young Australian of the Year coming up for you....
     
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    Yes....I agree with all the above sentiments. That's truly awesome news Jeremy. The power of one is an exciting thing in the right hands :) Go gettem!!!!!!!
     
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    Plain awesome!

    You've struck a brilliant time to hit the ground running ... good luck and hard work always like working together :clap:
     
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    Fantastic! I really forsee a bright future for you with such a go-get-'em attitude. Good luck with the youth climate coalition and hope you can spread permaculture all over Alice Springs!
     

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