[permaculture] Len's PERMACULTURE ESSAY - http://members.optusnet.com.au/~gardenlen1/

Toby Hemenway toby at patternliteracy.com
Mon Aug 1 09:31:39 EDT 2005

In an otherwise wonderful bit of writing, Len was quoted:

> Someone else 
> responded by saying "there was a course at someplace in the US, and that
> the conveners allowed for heaps of reading time!!!" Sounds like the
> learning might have come from the books hey? And they further said "if
> nothing else the $1000+USD they paid provided at the least a cheap
> holiday"!!!!! ...  someone did a course and then said it
> was like being a WWOOFer (or WWOPCFer - Willing Workers On Permaculture
> Farms) that paid to help the conveners to finish or start permaculture
> projects, some holiday hey?

At risk of being a one-note Johnny about PDCs, I must say that I have never,
ever seen or heard a PDC in the US that faintly resembles either of these
situations. If anyone has, I'd like to hear about it--who taught it and
where it was. I'm sorry Len chose to repeat this negative hearsay about



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