[permaculture] Annual news from Barking Frogs Permaculture

Lisa Rollens rollens at fidnet.com
Wed Jul 5 12:38:08 EDT 2006


Robert,

I clicked on the links for Barking Frogs website to check out what you have 
done, and got "this page cannot be displayed".  Don't know if it's a site 
problem or my problem, altho I rarely get that message. Just thought I'd let 
you know.

 Lisa, in the Mo Ozarks


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Waldrop" <bwaldrop at cox.net>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:21 AM
Subject: [permaculture] Annual news from Barking Frogs Permaculture


> (Please forward or post as appropriate. )
>
> The following topics are covered below:
>
> *  Our 11th Annual Permaculture Design Course
> Online Begins Nov. 5.
>
> *  Faculty added to the permaculture design
> course.
>
> *  New Barking Frogs Permaculture web site.
>
> *  New features to the permaculture design course
> online
>
> *  Scholarship Application Deadline
>
> *  Internships at Barking Frogs Permaculture
> Center.
>
> *  Massachusetts permaculture site available to
> buy.
>
>
> o  The 11th annual Elfin Permaculture Design
> Course Online begins Nov. 5, 2006, and runs about
> six months.  Learning tools include a course CD
> with more than 300 items including instructors'
> "lectures," data bases, handbooks, pamphlets,
> sample designs, and reference materials.  Students
> complete a minimum of four reports each, including
> a full permaculture design report, complete weekly
> readings, and discuss readings and designs via
> conventional email. During the course cycle, we
> frequently send students emails with supplemental
> materials. Persons not enrolled in the course may
> enroll as silent monitors for the price of the
> course CD.  The highly discounted course reading
> list is available to all students and a self-study
> version is available to monitors or others for who
> wish to advance their permaculture knowledge and
> skills at their own pace.  For information,
> download the course preregistration package from
> www.barkingfrogspc.org or request the package from
> BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com  Tuition will remain frozen
> at the old level until Jan. 1, 2007, when there
> will be a general tuition increase. See the Course
> Fee Table on our web site or in the course
> protocol for fees, which vary according to how the
> student customizes participation in the course.
>
> o  Willem Smuts, associated with the Elfin
> Permaculture online course for more than 10 years,
> will lead discussions beginning in cycle 11 of the
> online course.  Dan Hemenway, who designed this
> online version of the certificate permaculture
> course, will continue to oversee and review
> student design projects and make certification
> decisions, and Cynthia Hemenway, CNM, will
> continue to lead the course's unique Design for
> Health module.  Robert Waldrop, key person in the
> Oklahoma Food Cooperative and the Oklahoma
> Sustainability Network, will serve as assistant
> instructor.  Biographical info on the instructors
> is available at www.barkingfrogspc.org
>
> o  Robert Waldrop has created our new web site at
> www.barkingfrogspc.org  The site is now up and
> running and includes all basic documents to date.
>
> o  We have added two new features to the Elfin
> Permaculture Design Course to make it more
> flexible and useful to a broader spectrum of
> prospective permaculturists.  Certificate students
> now can select either of two alternatives for
> completing the full required permaculture design
> report. Students seeking relatively prompt
> certification can elect the "fast track", which
> enables them to earn certification, with intensive
> work, within the framework of the six-month
> cycles.  Now students who wish a longer period of
> support on the design process can take up to two
> years to complete their design and get
> certification. Students must elect either the
> "fast track" or the "deliberate track" early in
> the course cycle.  Enrollment in either track is
> limited because review of design reports is a time
> consuming job.  Download the course protocol from
> our web site for details.  As of July 1, 2006, is
> the option to take the course on a
> not-for-certification basis at a reduced tuition.
> Non-certificate students may present design
> reports for up to two readings with review and
> commentary by one of the instructors.  If the
> details are not yet up on our web site, contact
> BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com .  The non-certificate
> status is a superior way to get sustained
> consulting on a design for one's home at much less
> cost than one-on-one consulting fees.  Moreover
> the student receives input from the entire class,
> not just one permaculturists.
>
> .  The deadline for scholarship applications to
> our online course is Aug. 1.  This is the deadline
> every year.  Download instructions from our web
> site, www.barkingfrogspc.org
>
> o Up to two simultaneous internships are available
> at Barking Frogs Permaculture Center for people
> age18 or over living locally or willing to tent.
> Interns may elect to complete work on the Barking
> Frogs guest quarters and then use them for the
> balance of the internship.  Internships can be for
> any portion of the year or for an entire year, as
> we can work out of doors at all seasons in our
> Florida site.  There is no charge for training.
> Successful interns may move on to develop profit
> sharing enterprises based on use of our
> permaculture site. For details, download the
> intern FAQs from the Barking Frogs web site.  The
> FAQs provide instructions for applying for an
> internship.  We cannot consider prospective
> interns who do not follow these instructions.
> Interns who have completed a certificate Elfin
> Permaculture Design Course may be given advanced
> work.  Interns may be allowed to monitor the
> online course if it is running during their
> internship.  In addition to general
> implementation, operation and management of our
> design, interns may specialize in projects such as
> chinampas building and management, tree
> crops/agroforestry/forest garden work,
> aquaculture, livestock integration, bamboo growing
> and utilization, roof catchment and cistern
> systems, various building, repair, earthworks, and
> masonry projects, etc.
>
> o  About 18 acres of land which has received no
> toxic chemicals for at least 25 years, longer in
> most parts, are available in Williamsburg,
> Massachusetts, just north of Northampton.  The
> site is not "developed", but includes plantings of
> fully mature black walnut, blueberries, and other
> tree crops.  Mostly wooded, it is bounded by a
> year-round excellent trout stream on one side.
> Purchase will include a full day of consulting by
> Dan Hemenway, co-owner of the land.  The site is
> presently in a form of conservation status with
> greatly reduced taxes. This is transferable to a
> new owner of at least 5 acres.  We will subdivide,
> if desired, but only in a rational pattern that is
> best for the land.  Frontage is an excellent
> county road, and the site, while very rural, is
> accessible to cultural resources in Northampton by
> car within 10 to 15 minutes, a bit longer by bus.
> Contact Dan Hemenway at BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com
> with specific questions.  We have local family in
> New England who can show the land and even provide
> preliminary work if desired.
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Barking Frogs Permaculture Center
> www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org
>
> Our 11th Annual Permaculture Design Course Online
> begins Nov. 5, 2006. The protocol for our Annual
> Permaculture Design Course Online is at
> http://www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org/Protocol4-23-06.pdf
>
>
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> also may be found at
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>
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