[permaculture] NAPC: Scarcity?

Darrell E. Frey defrey at bioshelter.com
Sun Aug 10 00:17:46 EDT 2014

What do the rest if the group want to do with $2000?

Darrell E. Frey
Three Sisters Farm
defrey at bioshelter.com

Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society 
Publishing, 2011

On Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:01:01 -0700, Toby Hemenway 
<toby at patternliteracy.com> wrote:
On Aug 9, 2014, at 4:51 AM, Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture 
Network <lakinroe at silcom.com> wrote:
> > Would you be willing to put $100-$500 in a pot for the next NAPC 
> convergence to fund organizing positions and campaign at the NAPC 
> event to get this money This is a good idea--although we've 
> identified permie pocketbooks as a limiting resource. But, sure. And 
> membership dues or similar are all possibilities. Makes ya wonder how 
> the Oddfellows and Masons get such gorgeous meeting halls in nearly 
> every town. 
> Here's a relevant story: I'm teaching a 9-month Eco-landscaper 
> training with brilliant local designer Erik Ohlsen and others. We 
> have an outdoor classroom that has needs improvement, so we gave the 
> course participants the task of designing a better classroom. Erik 
> gave them $2000 as a budget for the room. During the multi-group 
> design charette, one of the students said, "Why don't take that 
> $2000, hire a fund-raise with it, and have them raise $50,000 for a 
> really good classroom?"
> A beautiful leap to a higher design level. 
> Toby
> http://patternliteracy.com
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