This is the blog of Artist/Scientist/Programmer/Chef/Designer Zavier Henderson.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Getting Out of Here

I don't want to spend my entire life in North America. I have never been outside of the US and I have only visited a handful of states. My goal right now is to set up a home and food forest by the sea somewhere. Until I graduate high school I will be saving and preparing for this experience. This summer I will practice growing cool things in a Vermont climate and using micro-propagation techniques to be able to grow make as much food as I can. If you want to know the reasoning as to why I want to leave besides wanting to grow plants and seafood year round I think my friend Jaimie Mantzel says it pretty well. 

He has been one of my main inspirations for getting out of here. I want to be able to travel and explore and build. There is no reason for me to stay in Vermont besides the fact that I like it and it's pretty. I always thought I would stay here and live in the woods and live out my free life. But I soon realized that wasn't enough. I want to build boats and planes, I want to travel to work, and I want a safe place to always come back to with food, shelter and fresh water. Being somewhere so warm in the midst of climate change seems a bit scary but I will always have Vermont to come back to if things get too bad. I guess its kind of my new years resolution to prepare myself to leave as soon as possible.

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