Re; formal recognition of practical experience in permaculture. Hi, After expressing an interest in studying with Robyn Francis at Djanbung Gardens, I recently received a newsletter from there detailing all their upcoming courses. Perhaps if you send an email you too can be added to the mailing list? [email protected] I'm planning on studying with Janet Millington here on the sunny coast to receive recognition of my previous learning and experience and putting that toward a Diploma of Permaculture. It's closer to home than NSW. I think it is important to go through the process if you are thinking about perhaps teaching permaculture in the future... this whole thread started with questions about the quality and structure of p/c teaching. Just like garden styles, each person's education and learning about permaculture will follow a different path, and we need people of all levels and abilities involved. Teaching, sharing your knowledge and spreading the word about the benefits of p/c to people who express an interest in what we are doing, whether formally or informally is the most important part. Cheers, Sonya.