[permaculture] US National Permaculture Conference proposal.

Scott Pittman scott at permaculture.org
Mon Dec 7 18:26:48 EST 2009

I organized a national pc convergence in the late eighties which Michael
Pilarski as well as many others participated and it was one of the most
fractious and stressful events of my short, at that time, permaculture
career.  It was then that I realized that pc is a very anarchistic
phenomenon containing many diverse personalities and philosophies who
somehow maintain forward motion with an amazing degree of civility and
support but put them together in one room and watch out!!

I think that the regionals are sufficient to our needs right now and when
there is a real need for a national it will happen.  

As time goes on I am even more convinced that we need to protect our turf.
I recently received an email from the Permaculture University of Costa Rica
which has no one who has taken a permaculture course but is offering the PC
Design Course.  They were willing to pay me for certificates.  The white
shoe crowd has discovered permaculture and sees dollars there; unfortunately
some of the permaculture graduates have discovered and put on the white
shoes and belts and headed to Bahrain.

Scott Pittman
Permaculture Institute

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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Michael Burns
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 2:28 PM
To: permaculture
Subject: Re: [permaculture] US National Permaculture Conference proposal.

> Some regional gatherings include:
> 1. The northeast US pc convergence held annually for many years, but I
> it has not been happening for some time.

The Northeastern North American convergences are still going strong.

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