[permaculture] Re: Looking for arracacha, maca & melloco

miekal and dtv at mwt.net
Fri Mar 28 20:09:42 EST 2003

Personally I think Alan Kapuler's  work & his writings need to be 
digitized & made easily accessible online.  I understand his 
relationship to Seeds of Change but Im also somewhat wary of having it 
be dependent on the ups & downs of one business's website.  (2 or 3 
times I had links to various of the articles & they changed & I had to 
spent a bunch of time in a poorly designed website looking for them.)  
Id rather see all of the info put into the public domain & mirrored on 
permaculture resource sites like what Larry London does.  Also the 
Peace Journals are rather expensive & glancing thru the index I  know 
that there are select articles that I have an interest in, so I would 
be unlikely to buy them unless I had an extra hundred that for some 
reason I didnt know what to do with.  I've been teaching Alan's ideas & 
the bubblemaps which he & Olaf made for years to the interns & visitors 
which come thru Dreamtime & I find his notion of designing 
co-evolutionarily central to my own version of designing for diversity 
& abundance, but there is not a lot to go on or to show people.  It 
would be a very simple, low energy way of putting this set of  ideas 
into a much wider circulation.  Hell, maybe I'll write him a letter if 
I can find a stamp & an envelope.


On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 07:16 PM, Scott Vlaun wrote:

> As mentioned Alan is not a web guy.  He doesn't even email. ( A nice 
> thought when inbox is overflowing.)  He has a seedlist  that he can 
> mail you though. His address is Peace Seeds, 2385 SE Thompson St., 
> Corvallis, OR 97333. Phone is 541 752 0421. I'm pretty sure he has 
> back issues of most of the Peace Seeds Journals where much of his 
> writings can be found.
> Seeds of Change will be posting some of his work and the interview on 
> the new SoC website and offering packages of the Journals at some 
> point, but not sure when. ( the website to-do list is long!) I was 
> lucky to be able to spend a lot of time with Alan over the years, 
> photographing for Seeds of Change. His gardens have been an 
> inspiration and we still sell many of the varieties that he developed.
> Scott

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