Dear Permaculture warriers worring about money and the lack of it the use of it and how it should or should not interact with permaculture. Get over it. We need to raise the profile not keep dragging permaculture design through the poverty gutter. The $20,000 Permaculture Design Course is so badly needed, are any of you out there ready to steo up to the plate? THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH EARNING $1,000,000,000,000,000's from permaculture, just imagine returning all that surplus to earth care and people care wow. I have been doubling my consultancy fees regularly ever since I started consulting and all it has done is raised the profile of permaculture design so that more of my students can fill in the consultancy position I have left behind. I am typing this e-mail in the bussiness class lounge of Emirates Airline in Brisbane international airport on route to the Middle East to work on a huge consultancy project valued at over $30,000,000, and I will be back in 8 days to walk straight into a PDC already running for 2 days. Nobody can run at the required speed the world needs at this present time good consultants are in huge demand. I intend to give out as much work as I can to new teachers and consultants that I believe can do the job. We have thousands of positions to fill and very few people prepared to step up a do real proffessional work. Get real people, the world is dying and it needs you now. Yes spending millions and millions is going to be the hardest job we have ever had to do. But we will do it and we will do it well aqnd better than anybody else. Cheers got to go, they are calling my flights. Geoff and by the way I love you all anyway.