I am leaving tomorrow. Taking the train. 13 hours door to door. Not bad but the cost is 3 times what I would pay to fly. How can that be? There will be no change in behavior (ie using the train more) until we start charging the real cost of energy.
I have been studying free online courses to help prepare for Germany.
Will Hooker, lovely name!, has a great course for the beginner in permaculture and design (address below). There are 29 1 and 1/2 hour courses including field trips to places of interest. But its very accessible and informative.
I have also been doing an online urban design theory course which I would also recommend. Its not that high powered and you probably know it already but it puts the information in a cohesive shape. My only complaint is that it is very exam heavy. It constantly tests you. But its still worth doing.
See you in Germany!