[permaculture] Fwd: Nth American Conf- meet in the middle?

Steve Hart stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 05:52:37 EDT 2012


Meet in the Middle ?...hey I reckon Detroit with its revolution of urban
farming would be a great place to meet....probably on the bus route too
Bob....Steve Hart

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 9:01 AM, loren luyendyk <loren at sborganics.com>wrote:

>
> I think we need to meet face to face.  Online just doesn't cut it.  How
> you get there is your karma.  If you choose to fly or drive hopefully you
> can mitigate that with some good plantings or pasture management.
>
> The point is somebody (group) needs to step up and organize this.  I am
> willing to be involved and have expressed that.  We just need a site
> somewhere in the middle.  Maybe in the midwest?  Anyone?  Cuz we can't make
> this an east coast west coast thing.
>
> Loren Luyendyk
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>
> > Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:53:18 -0700
> > From: cory8570 at yahoo.com
> > To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: Re: [permaculture] Fwd: Nth American Conf
> >
> > Good point Bob, let's do it! I'm game. It certainly is something that
> needs to be accomplished...
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >  From: Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net>
> > To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 5:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [permaculture] Fwd: Nth American Conf
> >
> > Why would we need to travel to do this?   If this is what we want to
> > achieve, why couldn't we do this, well, right here and right now for
> > example?
> >
> > It could be an exercise in cooperative permaculture design --
> > observation, evaluation, design work, implementation.
> >
> > I've always thought that some kind of a large project, operated in
> > cyberspace, involving permaculture people from "all over the map" would
> > not only be fun, we would all learn a lot from it and it might even do
> > some good.
> >
> > Bob Waldrop, OKC
> >
> > On 7/16/2012 3:23 PM, Cory Brennan wrote:
> > > I would say it would be worth the travel miles if we actually walk
> away with a plan to expand permaculture in multiple areas much more quickly
> than it is happening and actually execute it. Then it would be worth it.
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > >   From: Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net>
> > > To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> > > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 10:57 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [permaculture] Fwd: Nth American Conf
> > >
> > > Why do we think that this event would be worth the damage the travel
> and
> > > etc associated with it would cause the earth's ecologies? Haven't we
> > > done enough harm to all with our sense of entitlement to all the travel
> > > we can manage to pay for with dollars?  Especially those of us who are
> > > privileged First World people?
> > >
> > > The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a book on global
> > > warming and transportation/travel is one of the three major
> contributors
> > > to the emissions driving climate change.  They say one imperative of
> the
> > > future is that we need to drive less and travel less.  If we do travel,
> > > the kindest-to-the-earth method of travel is to take the bus.
> > >
> > > So in the spirit of harm reduction, at minimum if this event occurs it
> > > should be in a city easily accessible by bus travel, and travel by air
> > > and automobile should be actively discouraged by the organizers.  If it
> > > becomes a regular thing, it should not be an annual event, but instead
> > > should be at most once every four years.
> > >
> > > Bob Waldrop, OKC
> > > http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/permaculture350.pdf -- Hacking
> > > permaculture in 350 words
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 7/16/2012 6:41 AM, venaurafarm wrote:
> > >> Steve Hart
> > >> Ecology Architect
> > >> skype: stevenlawrencehart
> > >>
> > >> Nth American Permaculture Conference ?
> > >>
> > >> Hey guys...not so long ago there was discussion on a likely Conference
> > >> for all Nth America...whats happened to that energy ? has anyone
> picked
> > >> up the challenge?, taken an initiative and moved it forward ? Skeeta,
> > >> are you still in there ? I reckon its time to take the bull by the
> horns
> > >> and jump in the deep end.
> > >>
> > >> At the International Conference in Jordan, IPC10, Scott Pitman and I
> > >> discussed future international structures in a workshop. There has
> been
> > >> waned discussion since but with Cuba's IPC11 just around the corner
> the
> > >> agenda will gain more development. One thread is to realise the
> > >> continental regions of the world. Then to consider each region having
> > >> conferences. Europe is already well advanced on this with their 12th
> > >> Conference happening in Kassel this year 1-5th August. Central America
> > >> has had a few. No other region to my knowledge has gone there yet.
> > >>
> > >> Something worthy of development eh what ?
> > >>
> > >> Steve Hart
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
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