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Permaculture is a revolution,
disguised as organic gardening

–Graham Burnett,
Permaculture: A Beginners Guide

Cindee was born into a family of generational farmers and preachers in Iowa!  Her family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska when Cindee was in 6th grade. (Sept. 1970) Cindee’s parents, recovering farmers’ children, did absolutely no gardening and were proud to buy their food, milk, and eggs from the local Market Basket. When Cindee was in High School her aptitude test showed that she should become a farmer. She laughed at that and headed to college to become a teacher. Later in life she joked with her students about that test and how she really did become a farmer: a farmer of students.

Cindee and her husband, Curt, grew up in Fairbanks, lived in Wrangell for 9 years and moved to North Pole for 15 years, where their two amazing children graduated from High School. Currently Jeanie is married with one daughter and runs the Physics Lab at UAF. Keith is married and is finishing his PhD in Jazz Trumpet at the University of North Texas in Denton. After the kids left, Curt and Cindee moved to warmer climes in Eagle River where they have lived for 7 years so far.

Upon retirement Cindee turned to Permaculture, a growing international movement, to begin living like this is the only planet we have. She and her husband bought the Bioshelter in the Eagle River Valley as an opportunity to share with others a different, more eco-friendly lifestyle.


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