[permaculture] "certified permaculture designers"/ who certifies?

Jim ashevillecurrencyproject at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 13:12:24 EDT 2007


Scott-
You said:
"There are 9 or 10
occupation categories of diplomas which are issued when the applicant has
presented examples of his/her work and displays competence in the field."

Who issues these? How might a reader of this list go about attempting to acquire
this diploma? Is there a website on this process?

Thanks,
-- Jim

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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 09:03:55 -0600
From: "Scott Pittman" <scott at permaculture.org>
Subject: Re: [permaculture] "certified permaculture designers"
To: "'permaculture'" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>

It takes an enormous amount of hubris to call oneself a "professional" after
two weeks of basic training.  It has always been the case that the two week
permaculture certification course was step one on ones path to becoming a
teacher or designer in permaculture.  

As Toby rightly states the diploma was intended to confer on diplomats the
title of designer or teacher or administrator etc.  There are 9 or 10
occupation categories of diplomas which are issued when the applicant has
presented examples of his/her work and displays competence in the field.

Originally it was thought that two years was sufficient time to accumulate
enough experience and knowledge to apply for a diploma.  There are, of
course, those whose life experience before encountering permaculture is
sufficient to demonstrate competence in a field and to become a diplomat.

I'm very leery of any such titles and apply the dictum "the proof is in the
pudding" as the true test of ability.

Scott Pittman
Director
Permaculture Institute
www.permaculture.org




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