[permaculture] Annual news from Barking Frogs Permaculture

Robert Waldrop bwaldrop at cox.net
Wed Jul 5 12:45:01 EDT 2006


oops, where is that proofreader when I need him.

www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org rmw
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa Rollens" <rollens at fidnet.com>
To: "permaculture" 
<permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Annual news from 
Barking Frogs Permaculture


> 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
>>
>>
>> A list by topic of all Yankee Permaculture 
>> titles
>> also may be found at
>> http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/ypc_catalog.html
>>
>>
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