[permaculture] Misc responses
hobbsj at efn.org
Mon Feb 19 15:08:05 EST 2007
Here are a mix of responses-- sorry to be 'back-tracking'
Paul-- I've been meaning to send you this....
your wrote awhile back asking about:
"plant suggestions for wet spring dry summer hedgerows."
-There is a link on my website for the OSU Extension Bulletin I wrote
on Multi-Funtional Hedgerows of Western Oregon.
I'm in the process of writing an On-Farm Biodiversity Resource
Guide: For Drylands, Uplands, and the Maritime Northwest. This will
be published through an organization called Salmon Safe.
On another note:
I appreciate the intent of thoughts posted on spirituality -
religions and Pc......
For me, the focus of Permaculture is earth/animal based strategies
for whole systems design. It's certainly complex enough. Why include
something else that has the potential for divisiveness? We already
have 'animals in the Pc system'... which always brings up diet, (for
some folks diet is their religion).
Marsha you bring up a good point:
"Permaculture is also not neutral. Each course will bring the flavor
of the truth of that particular person who is up there teaching it "
My recommendation is to be clear from the outset if there is another
agenda that a PDC is wrapped in...such as Personal Growth, religion
or whatever added topics are included in a course. As an example, I
sometimes teach at a venue where their focus is utilizing a specific
personal growth system. Course participants are invited to take part
in this experience before or after courses.
14,000 tons of stardust falls on earth daily-
From Eugene Astronomical Club
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