Creating a Permaculture Farm

I have recently returned to my family's home on Paros Island in Greece after being a student and a high school and university teacher for the past 20 years in the United States and France -- teaching variously Social Studies, History, French, and English.  I am raising money to rebuild our family home, using sustainable and traditional methods.  I am also planting a permaculture garden and have plans to start a farm -- with donkeys and goats-- on our field outside of the village.  Our house was the first solid house (other than fisherman's shacks used only seasonally) built in this village.  My idea is that people who make donations for my rebuilding of the house and establishing the farm can have a retreat at the house whenever they want -- a calendar will be on site.... Immediate projects include a new grape vine pergola which is dangerously close to falling down, a new balcony and stairwell, repaired cistern, solar panels, hibiscus, apricot and other trees for the garden.  I often host educational art and outdoor camps for children and dream of starting a school with an integrated curriculum, connecting the knowledge of plants and the earth with our academics. I earned degrees from Amherst College ('93), L'Institut d'Etudes politiques in France (1995) and UC Santa Cruz (Anthropology/Education Department, '98) - but my real passion and dream has been living off the land, in small places with humble folks connected to community and sustainable lifestyles.
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Mika Cormorant Kingfisher 
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