[permaculture] Permaculture as a movement, permaculture defined.

Robyn Francis erda at nor.com.au
Sun Oct 15 18:49:28 EDT 2006

On 16/10/06 4:30 AM, "Paul Cereghino" <paul.cereghino at comcast.net> wrote:

>  I 
> suspect that permaculture would become more powerful if it were more
> narrowly defined and developed as an analytical system and a certificate
> program that is adjunct to other technical disciplines, and not
> 'encompassing'.

Well Paul - you may be interested to know this is more or less what we've
achieved here in Australia - we now have permaculture accredited under the
national Australian accreditation authority for Vocational Education and
Training with Certificates I-IV in Permaculture and Diploma of Permaculture.
Full-time students receive a government allowance during their studies
To qualify for the accreditation status we had to demonstrate the uniqueness
of permaculture as a discipline/trade in its own right.
You can check out information about Certificates III, IV and diploma on my
web site  www.permaculture.com.au

Pathways to sustainability...
Permaculture Education
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture
PO Box 379 Nimbin NSW 2480
02-6689 1755  /  0429 147 138
robyn at permaculture.com.au

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