[permaculture] Why is permaculture more about selling books, DVDs and training courses?
paul at richsoil.com
Wed Jun 24 11:10:00 EDT 2009
I think there are tons of people freely sharing. I know I spend at least a
couple of hours a day at permies.com.
And, I heartily encourage people to find a way to earn a living through
permaculture. Sepp Holzer certainly sets a lovely model for this. He gives
lots of information away and has found dozens (hundreds) of ways to earn a
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 1:37 AM, Bela Beke <beke at primus.com.au> wrote:
> I agree with you Suraj.
> Don't know what the solution may be.Be interesting to see who else will
> reply ,and what comments are going to be made
> How do you think 'experts' be able to help spread the knowledge?What
> would you like to see change?
> Regards,Bela Beke
> Suraj Kumar wrote:
> > I get the feeling that the permaculture movement has morphed into a
> > market place to sell books, DVDs and training courses related to
> > permaculture than a platform for sharing techniques and allowing
> > humans to live closer to nature in a simpler way. Many a material I
> > find on the internet are incomplete and keep referring to "Stuff to
> > Buy" or "Courses to Take". Just search for permaculture on youtube and
> > that's what you find. Any site claiming to be a "permaculture" site
> > talks about doing a course.
> > Or am I mistaken? I'd love to be corrected if I'm mistaken.
> > I remember some noble soul here who had setup permaculture.info - that
> > is great! WTG! But, why do the 'experts' end up locking themselves
> > into seclusion and not share their knowledge?
> > Cheers,
> > -Suraj
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