Why should I do a permaculture design course?

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  1. eco4560

    eco4560 New Member

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    Perhaps this is woo woo - but maybe you need to decide that you are going to do it, and then you'll find that the door opens for you.
    It worked for me. I decided to bite the bullet and started to work out how I was going to get 2 weeks away from home and kids to go to Zaytuna and pay for it all - and Tom announced that he was doing his PDC over 12 weekends 45 mins up the road from me for next to nothing.
    And I second Deee's point to Sammyjo. My house would be a very different house had I done my PDC before I bought it. I keep reminding myself that it is a reflection of where I was in my journey 3 years ago and rather than being frustrated by it I use it as a reminder of how far I have come.
     
  2. cottager

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    Potentially, the door has already opened!

    Watch this space for details ... (when it's a definate, I'll post ... along with another :) )
     
  3. Pakanohida

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    I live in a town of about 4500 people, and they found out what I am doing.

    I have been called to put up a poster or something in town explaining permaculture.
    I get help and anything I need ordered from my library.

    More then this is occurring, but it makes me feel really part of my community which I am cherishing.
     
  4. eco4560

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    That's great Pak! Get out there and spread the word!
     
  5. cottager

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    Very awesome Pak! :)

    I'm waiting on one message ... seriously BURSTING to tell you all the news!
     
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    We await with baited breath.
     
  7. cottager

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    I have been given permission to respond!!

    The Door:
    This forum was the opening, of a connection, that has brought about ...

    The Teacher:
    Contacted me, via this forum, to suggest that they would travel and could teach, if I could find the students and the venue.

    The Venue:
    Found it!!
    An accredited Organic Farm, located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

    The Students:
    Limited to 10, one spot gone already.

    The current Task:
    Find a cook, who is willing to travel and cook and attend to all events (learning/teaching by osmosis?)
     
  8. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    I had to put this up today since I shared it on Facebook.

    https://youtu.be/A75KERKwEQM

    This is one of the many many reasons I call Universities drone factories, and Permaculture should not be taught at them as a "degree."
     
  9. eco4560

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    Fabulous news! Keep us posted on how it goes cottager.
     
  10. Pakanohida

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    Willing, yes, able.. no. :(

    Keep us posted. :)
     
  11. cottager

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    Another door ...

    In researching local (to the course location) permaculture gardens, the teacher forwarded me a website address of a potential farm/garden to visit.

    I contacted this person, and they gave me a link to a fellow, who happens to be the shire (ranger) representative of an amazing property ...

    ... and this council custodian is holding a meeting in a couple of weeks, for the very purpose of promoting a permaculture network!

    The thing that amazes me is that I've already met the ranger a couple or three times, know one of their gardeners (from before they were one of their gardeners) and the links and connections (which are more than I can stand to write, right now) are starting to make my brain hurt! lol

    Meant to be, or what? :-D

    PS. Two students now. 8 to go. Still need a cook (sorry you can't travel so very far Pak ... I think it would have been just your cup of tea :) )
     
  12. Pakanohida

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    I'm a hell of a cook, you are missing out. ;) The Mrs. even stays out of hehehe, MY KITCHEN. :)
     
  13. cottager

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    See? Maybe you should find a way to arrive downunder :rofl:

    Back to the course ... 6 places left (I actually WANTED to do advertising, sheesh!).

    On board so far is one teacher (who is travelling to teach), one certified organic farm (host), one permaculture farm (demonstration), one shire ranger (he doesn't know it yet, but in talking to him today, it turns out I fed his wife just last week with some mighty-fine soup! ... and yes, you know who you are ;) ), one president of a community garden, and a few nuts (myself included :D ).

    I need a cook (hmmm, if the cook ends up being me, will I get an opportunity to learn, or will I be too busy being the cook?).
     

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