Michael Miller & Ute Bohnsack
burrenag at iol.ie
Thu Mar 26 06:20:48 EST 1998
: From: April Sampson-Kelly <askpv at ozemail.com.au>
: To: permaculture at listserv.oit.unc.edu
: Subject: Re: Patterns
: Date: 24 March 1998 23:47
: hi UTE, do you want to be known as an elder then??
Certainly not - I'm only 33!
Been dealing with pc for 15 years but all I know is that I know very
little, still, when it comes down to it...
I've never taught others, for example.
: when you are one of course, not I, I like the freedom as a small female
to ask silly questions!!!
I hope you noticed my reply was a bit "tongue in cheek" ...
And I would also want to reserve that freedom!
: but Rene's right, I have met with a number of truly challengingly
repulsing, scorning and scathing attacks on us less learned
: students of permaculture.
: I have been accused of living under a rock - and quite frankly, it is a
: happy rock.
: But that is not why I am writing this morning, David Holmgren is why.
: I can tell right now how the grumpiness starts - EVERY TIME we open our
: garden just a few people manage to get me grumpy,
I always thought it was only German people who manage to wind people up
very quickly (tongue in cheek again - I'm a German living in Ireland and
working i.a. in
tourism I'm very much aware of "national traits". Sorry - off-topic.)
: 1. the MEN indirectly insult me by speaking to Paul and not believing
: that I do the bulk of the work on my own, [I have occassional
: friends and our children help a little]
Yeah, I've often come across that syndrom here. The guys develop the ideas
(or so it seems from the way they are talking,
the women modify them to suit reality and implement them, and then the men
get the credit for the whole thing!
: Permaculture is threatening to many people, we all have a good dose of
guilt and few know how to challenge this energy.
Again, I have (we probably all have) got that reaction. "People have been
farming here for 6000 years. Who do you think *you are* thinking that you
can contribute something *new*?
The thing we can do is *do it* and then let people see and decide for
from Clogher (Irish for Rock!)
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