[permaculture] Fw: Re: [earthactivist] Does anyone have info on?

Udan Farm udanfarm at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 16 13:37:58 EST 2009

I posted something on the Earthactivist list (Starhawk's) and received this response...

--- On Wed, 12/16/09, Vladislav Davidzon <vladislav.davidzon at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Vladislav Davidzon <vladislav.davidzon at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [earthactivist] Does anyone have info on?
To: earthactivist at yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 12:55 PM

Hi there,

Common Circle Education is my company;  we're in our fifth year
of operations and have programs in three states;  we just opened
our new school in Berkeley, CA where I am based, offering over
200 hours *every month* of permaculture, nvc, yoga, and meditation.

I have studied with Starhawk, Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton,
Marshall Rosenberg, Joanna Macy and other really well known
instructors.  My own background combines a very strong
knowledge of marketing and business (I've been starting
companies since I was 16) with a pretty solid grounding
in this work.   I've also spent time doing human rights
work in Palestine/Israel and bring quite an understanding
of the political layer into this work.   The result of all this is
a completely unique company -- we're doing something very
different with tremendous potential resulting.

Our instructors are some of the most well-known folks in this
movement;  but because we cater to really mainstream audiences
my experience has been that we simply do not need to provide
more information than what we provide on our website.  I am
also fiercely protective of the relationships I have
developed with our instructors over the last five years --
and tend to simply shy clear of all the politics of this

Providing less information is a very deliberate marketing tactic
on our part for two reasons:  the majority of the people who
sign up for our courses (90%+) never contact us once before
paying for the course on our website;  and the 10% who really
want their hands held, we want to e-mail us so we can then
really follow up with them and get them signed up.

I hope this answers your questions!

Much gratitude and love,


Vladislav Davidzon, CEO
Common Circle Education

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Udan Farm <udanfarm at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know anything about CommonCircle  (commoncircle.com) in
> Berkley?
> They are promoting really expensive courses with no mention of who their
> teachers are or even a phone number, or "about us" page-so it's hard to tell
> who's running this place.
> There has been at least one other group lately promoting PDC's who have NO
> permaculture teacher, and I was just wondering about this group.
> ThanksIsa
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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