Hi Folks we are in the process of setting up a new aid organization called "Permaculture Accross Borders", a registered charity with tax deductability for donations. It will specialise in setting up permaculture demonstration and education centers around the world that will be self funding within three years. Each site will network it's research information locally, regionally and globally. There will be a new web site set up by our great web master Murray that will have a facility to adopt a student to attend a course anywhere in the world, and a facility for students to register for adoption. Each adopted student will have the opportunity to post there permaculture story continuously on the site after returning home. There will also be internship positions available for site managers, site administrators and teachers. We will keep you all posted as this develops and it is moving very fast right now. Thank you all of you thoughtfull people who put your time into this forum helping people with their questions and enquiries your efforts do not go unnoticed. You are really helping us with your contibutions so we can find more time to do what we do. One of the reasons this web site is considered one of the best and active sites on the web is this great active forum, keep up the great work. Cheers from Geoff and Nadia in Jordan on route to Australia and The Permaculture Research Institute farm at The Channon Northern NSW tonight after a long tuff teaching and consulting trip.