[permaculture] Showing your stuff, & Q.'s on Diploma & work experience

grifenhope at gmail.com grifenhope at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 11:12:44 EST 2009

Theré are varioús diploma systems around. Look at the diploma Page of the caordic Institute for a list, and the history etc. Gaia uni is working on a new proposed systém that can be básis for an internatíonal systém, with local enabling orgs and an accred org. The dapd or dip in áppliéd Permaculture design ís being rolled out in the good old us, un chile and we hear in israel. Earth Action mentor ís being developed in spanish and englísh to provide a hub for sharing of Info and mentoring that integrates Info from many existíng PC sites, blogs, wikis etc. New systém has beén rúnning in chile, now inside the chilean Institute for 1 yeár as we build capacity in the chilean network for mentors, teachers, designers etc. Diploma grads will potentially be able to take a 1 yeár capstone master degree, maybe éven a doctorte? All the moré reason for you all to gét your elephants in the room, and contribute your wisdom. Love ya! Grifen  
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From: Udan Farm <udanfarm at yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:56:38 
To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [permaculture] Showing your stuff,
	& Q.'s on Diploma & work experience

I guess this is a good wakeup call for everyone who has a website promoting their permaculture skills to post their references, and PDC info, teachers, training etc.
I have some specific questions, because my husband and I are just starting to student teach, and learn...Aren't the diploma program and course note approval programs at Tagari on HOLD until they find another person to do that job?Is there someone giving diplomas here in the US now?If there isn't, should there be? (Another topic for that National Conference!)
What is the BEST way for someone in the US today to become as certified, approved, and diploma'd as possible?
Because what ever it is, we want to pursue it. Keeping the integrity of the PDC is very important to us. The Southeast is chomping at the bit for courses, and we are organizing them as fast as we can.We have two certified and seasoned teachers (Chuck Marsh and Patricia Allison) training us and lead-teaching the courses, Wayne Weiseman is also coming down hopefully, to do a course in September...
So what are everyone's suggestions on how Bob and I should proceed to be the best teachers and course organizers possible?
I just think the best way for those of us who are serious about spreading the word of Permaculture ensure that strange, secretive "main stream" folks don't get much business is to know our stuff and have accreditation and have integrity...and be totally transparent about all of it.

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