Coming Courses in Mexico

Scott Pittman pci at
Thu Jul 29 12:39:11 EDT 1999

I hope the resounding silence to my question is a glitch in your computer or
server and not a "ignore him and he'll go away" response.  I would greatly
appreciate an answer.

>At 12:26 PM 7/24/99 -0600, Skye wrote:
>>Permaculture and related courses coming up in Mexico, this year!!!!
>>Please pass on this information to friends or other organisations
>>July 31/Aug 7 
>>Permaculture Design Certificate Course (Condensed Format)
At 04:34 PM 7/27/99 -0700, Scott Pittman wrote:

>Could you please explain a condensed format?  According to the Foundation
>Yearbook of The Permaculture Academy, 1993 edition.  Certification only
>comes after 72 hours of instruction, traditionally this takes thirteen days
>because you also need time for design exercise, talent show, hands on
>demonstration, etc.  With thirteen days at 8 hours per day you get an
>additional 32 hours for the stuff outside the purview of the course outline.
>IN order to get in a full "certification course" you will have to teach 13
>hours a day to get equivalent of 104 hours.  Or 9 hours a day to reach 72
>hour of just course outline which I feel really short changes the students.
>I personally find it a real challenge to cover all the material in two weeks
>and understand why the course was originally three weeks.
>I don't think you should call it a "certification course" unless you are
>meeting the criteria established by Bill Mollison and the Permaculture
>Institute.  That is the criteria by which all of us received our
>certification and any thing less than that diminishes the value of all of
>our certificates.
>I realize it is a trend to modify and change those things in permaculture
>that are inconvenient or difficult but if one changes too much then it is no
>longer permaculture and shouldn't be called such.
>Scott Pittman
>Scott Pittman
>Permaculture Institute, USA
>PO Box 3702, Pojoaque, NM 87501  US
>phone 505.455.0270
>Ingenio Patet Campus
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phone 505.455.0270

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