Hi everyone, I've been into permaculture for a few months and my goal is to attend a PDC-course on Zaytuna farm in 2011. I've seen a lot of opportunities to volunteer around the world and contribute with your knowledge about permaculture, and I would love to spend some time volunteering and practicing and learning more in the field. I can't work as a volunteer my whole life though, because sooner or later I'll hopefully have some kids to support, which leads me to a question. How good is the long term ability to make a living working in the permaculture field? And don't get me wrong, I'm not interested in a career in permaculture hoping to make a fortune. I'm 2 years into college studying economics with a focus on retail and supply chain management, but since I first read about permaculture I've had second thoughts if a college degree is the right way to go for me. Since then I've been trying to come up with ways of combining my interest in business with my newfound interest in permaculture. I hope you want to share your thoughts on this matter. How many on this forum are living the permaculture dream so to speak? The different ways I've seen people become economically sustainable in permaculture are: - Run a permaculture project where you sell the produce in combination with holding PDC courses. - Run a permaculture consultant business and sell your services to other people, businessess and governments. - Run your own permaculture farm and become mostly self-sustainable on food, water and energy, which means you won't have to make that much money to be able to cover your other expenses. Any other ideas or thoughts on the matter of making a living using your knowledge in permaculture? I'm very grateful for any answers.