[permaculture] Permaculture Sites- Always best to call first

Jim ashevillecurrencyproject at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 13:44:02 EDT 2008

I'd like to echo what Toby said about calling first, and add checking 
the website of
any permaculture site first.

Both Ashevillage Institute and Earthaven explicitly discourage drop-ins.
While both places ARE partially demonstration sites, it just doesn't 
work for their lives to have drop ins.

Good news is this, there are two Open House tours of folks who want to 
show off their stuff in the greater Asheville, NC area this month.

13th Annual Mountain Farm & Garden Tour
* Saturday & Sunday*
* June 28 & 29, 2008*
* 1 PM – 6 PM*
$25 per car to visit all farms
$10 per car to visit an individual farm

The other is a first-time effort this is starting out unpublicized.
Email me off list for more info

-- Jim
Jody Troupe wrote:
> > And, just a heads' up on visiting some of the places, at least in our  
> > experience. It would be worth calling ahead so they know you're  
> > coming. We showed up at the Bullocks on Orcas Island 3 years ago in  
> > early June, unannounced, and found no one there except 2 interns.

Sage advice, Jody, and the polite thing to do. I've had folks from OAEC, 
RDI, and the Bullocks' rant at me about people showing up unannounced, 
expecting a tour. It's their home! It happens often enough to piss them 
off.  Call ahead and see if it fits into their schedule, offer a 
donation or to work for them in exchange, and be sensitive to their 
needs. These busy folks are doing important work, and the world loses 
when they are pulled away from it.


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