[permaculture] "Free" Permacuture
erda at nor.com.au
Mon Aug 22 05:29:16 EDT 2005
On 19/8/05 10:39 AM, "Arina Pittman" <arina at ecoversity.org> wrote:
> I assumed it was part of pc ethics, that teacher waives his/her fee.... the
> rest of cost must be still paid for (food, lodging, advertisement, handouts,
Yes, and in exchange the refresher participant would assist the teacher,
provide student support and contribute to the course as a resource person.
Well, that was what was discussed at the early convergences and offered by
Bill and many other PDC teachers back in the 1980-90's. It was always
regarded as a voluntary tradition and important for encouraging & training
up new teachers and designers. It's amazing how much more one learns second
time round and every teacher offers new information and insights.
I have always, and continue to offer a refresher discount for PDC's based on
this agreement. I discount my portion of the tuition cost but charge for
guest tutors along with sundry course costs.
I've had surprisingly few people apply to do a refresher course over the
years, and those who have done one have found it incredibly worth while.
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