dawnjs at mail.wsu.edu
Tue Mar 21 11:58:19 EST 2000
Thanks for the tip. I think you're right that permaculture was meant as a
sort of tool, and these other spiritual beliefs detract from it's
usefulness. I also think they slow society's acceptance of it.
On Tue, 21 Mar 2000, Wesley Trotman wrote:
> Hi Dawn
> I believe that the extension of permaculture into the mystical is to divert
> Permaculture from being a practical discipline (which may be needed for our
> survival) into the realms of who knows where is defeating its aims. There
> are many people who are alternative new age believers who try and bend Pc
> into their line of thinking. The recognised text books on Pc do not include
> these lines of philosophy but then they dont exclude them. So that is a
> matter of personal belief.
> I gained my PDC through April Sampson-Kelly and was very pleased with the
> course, her web site is http://www.ozemail.com.au/~askpv/, there you should
> find details of the course.
> Wesley Trotman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dawn Shepard <dawnjs at mail.wsu.edu>
> To: permaculture <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 8:48 AM
> Subject: distance courses
> > I am a biological systems engineering student in Washington State with an
> > interest in Permaculture. I gather that you need to complete a
> > permaculture design course to become certified? I've been studying
> > permaculture on my own for a long time and have almost no acutal
> > experience. Maybe that's the reason that I can't say I relate to the
> > inspiration to "meditate", (unless that's a more flexible term than I
> > understand it to be).
> > I guess that means I'm looking for the Orthodox
> > type of course mentioned. My zone 6 doesn't have elves or Elvis.
> > I want to learn about Permaculture, which I understand to include a
> > whole range of lifestyle aspects from food production to sustainable
> > architecture, possibly social structure issues and maybe herbal
> > remedies.
> > I understand the silent gratitude that comes from having contact
> > with the forces that provide for you. I believe in putting all things to
> > their best use. That's what I'm looking to learn about in a design course.
> > Is there anyone who can recommend a course like that which can lead
> > to certification?
> > Thank you in advance for your help. Please correct my assumptions if you
> > think they're wrong.
> > Dawn
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