Hi! Glad to meet others in the East Side interested in permaculture! I love your chicken coop. It's cute! We do chickens for eggs & meat, aquaponics, soil-based gardening, and we raise beef & pork. It's a great way to live!
Welcome to the VPA, Brian and Kristine! You'll find that Permaculture people tend to use found materials and other very economical means of creating very sustainable, bountiful living spaces and gardens. I hope you have the opportunity to check out the forum on this site, where you'll find all sorts of knowledge to help you on your way. There is also a small Southeast Valley group you can join if you wish, and please take a look at our Community Bazaar section, where people barter, buy, sell, and give away items. Enjoy!
Jane Doyle Program Coordinator Valley Permaculture Alliance