[permaculture] Re: permaculture Digest, Vol 25, Issue 24
keithdj at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 25 12:16:27 EST 2005
I find myself in strong agreement with Scott on this and would recommend
that a 9 day course NOT offer a cerificate. At Earthaven we offer an
8+day fundamentals course that is a prerequisite for an 8 day Practicum,
upon completion of which we offer certification. I would go as far as to
delete from the calendar any course that promised a certificate in less
than 14 days.
Scott Pittman wrote:
>> 1. Spring Texas Permaculture Class (Selwyn Polit)
>> Hi folks,
>> Please spread the word.
>> Permaculture Design Certification Course
>> Weekends & Saturdays, April 9 – June 5, 2005 in Austin, Texas
>> Attend for 1 day or the whole course
>> What: 9-day course led by Dick Pierce, Selwyn Polit, and other Austin
>> area instructors/designers, offering practical training and skills in
>> sustainable living. We will cover design principles and technologies
>> that you can easily apply to your home, workplace, and community to
>> help you live well in the city or the country.
> While I support the spead of permaculture throught teaching, it
> streches credulity to offer a "9" day certification course. Why not a
> three day certification course? The course cannot not properly be
> covered in 9 days and that is why certification courses have always
> been different than introduction, or specialty courses that do not
> offer certification.
> If you are offering the true "Certification" course then one must
> follow the established curriculum and class hours, at a minimum. The 9
> day course you are offering may well be a great course offering all
> that you advertise but it should not issue the certificate of
> permaculture design.
> Scott Pittman
> Permaculture Institute
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